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Mississippi State History Adopts a NYC School for Promising At Risk Students

November 17, 2014

10/28/2014Dear Dr. Marcus and the Mississippi State History Department, Thank you so much for the wonderful cowbells, folders, and all of the bags you so generously gave to the boys of Mississippi State here at Excellence NY. The items you gave have been used to incentivize learning in our classroom and have helped to create a culture in which Mississippi State pride is key. Your kindness has brightened the days of 30 first grade boys who love learning and Mississippi State.

Stephen Brain Named Dean's Eminent Scholar

November 12, 2014

At the College of Arts & Sciences convocation earlier this semester, Professor Stephen C. Brain was designated Dean's Eminent Scholar. Brain is the latest to receive this honor. Predecessors include history professors Peter C. Messer, Mary Kathryn Barbier, William Anthony Hay and James C. Giesen.

Matthew Lavine wins the Stanley Jackson Prize.

November 11, 2014

The Jackson prize is given to the best article published in the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences During the Preceeding three years.The award citation read in part: The committee was impressed with the paper’s conception of the “taming of x-ray technology,” charting a path as clinical x-rays moved from being a miraculous, enticing novelty to become nearly invisibly woven into routine care.

Christopher Snyder Receives Award From Oxford University

November 10, 2014

Christopher Snyder, Dean of the Honors College and Professor of History, has been named an Affiliated Faculty Member in the Globalising and Localising the Great War Programme at the University of Oxford (http://greatwar.modhist.ox.ac.uk/?page_id=1317).  He will be conducting research at Oxford in May and June 2015 for his next book, Gatsby's Oxford: Americans in the City of Dreaming Spires.  He will be concentrating on the experiences of Mississippi State's first Rhodes Scholar, Major William M.

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