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Former Rep. Lee Hamilton to speak at IU Southeast

Former Rep. Lee Hamilton to speak at IU Southeast

October 10, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Lee Hamilton, who represented Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 30 years, will speak at IU Southeast on October 12, 2018, at 1:15 p.m. as keynote at the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences annual meeting. The topic of Hamilton’s speech is: “Why Should We Believe In ...

Dean Kelly Ryan to appear on TVs “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Dean Kelly Ryan to appear on TVs “Who Do You Think You Are?”

June 7, 2018

By Steven Kolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The next episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” on The Learning Channel (TLC) will have a strong IU Southeast presence. Dr. Kelly Ryan, associate professor of history and dean of the School of Social Sciences, will deliver historical insights for the episode’s focus, the actor Jean Smart. “Who ...

Van Knopf is latest Fulbright recipient from IU Southeast

Van Knopf is latest Fulbright recipient from IU Southeast

April 4, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Van Knopf ’17 of Eastwood, Ky. is the latest IU Southeast Fulbright Award winner. Knopf, who double-majored in history and German, received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, which will enable him to work with a teacher of English in a school in Germany, providing native-speaker expertise. Knopf is IU Southeast’s ...

What’s New: Graduate Certificate in Modern World History

What’s New: Graduate Certificate in Modern World History

July 28, 2017

What’s new at IU Southeast? The graduate certificate in Modern World History is a career-focused program that provides advanced training in the methods and skills of historians, helping high school teachers satisfy new state guidelines for instruction in dual-credit programs, and giving other admitted graduate students insights into world history  from a broad, comparative perspective. ...

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Remembering IU Southeast’s first student: A trailblazer from across the river

February 18, 2016

By Kristin Kennedy One September afternoon in 1941, a black woman crossed the river from Louisville and became the first student to enroll in the Indiana University Falls City Area Center, the historical foundation of IU Southeast. The woman’s name was Lyda Jeannetta Radford. IU Southeast remembers Radford in honor of Black History Month and ...

Master of Disaster: Historian Quinn Dauer examines impact of catastrophes

Master of Disaster: Historian Quinn Dauer examines impact of catastrophes

January 11, 2016

By Steven Krolak On Aug. 31, 2005, Air Force One, carrying then President George W. Bush from a month-long vacation on his Texas ranch to the White House, flew over the city of New Orleans, which was reeling from a hurricane named Katrina that had struck two days before. Photos taken aboard the plane showed ...

IU Southeast students win top awards at model United Nations conference

IU Southeast students win top awards at model United Nations conference

November 17, 2015

By Steven Krolak It’s one thing to have opinions about the war in Syria or Chinese expansion. But what if you sat on the United Nations Security Council as the representative of one of the member states? How would you choose to vote on matters that directly involved your country’s national interest as well as ...

Faculty Spotlight: Kelly Ryan

Faculty Spotlight: Kelly Ryan

October 29, 2015

Kelly Ryan School of Social Sciences Associate Professor of History Biography Kelly Ryan is associate professor of the department of history at IU Southeast, and teaches classes in early American history, gender and sexuality. Her research focuses on the revolutionary and early national periods of U.S. history. Her book, Regulating Passion: Sexuality and Patriarchal Rule ...

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