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Open house to celebrate the publication of two books.  3:30-5:30pm, Room 211, Anderson Library, West Bank.  NOTE LOCATION!

HSTM Open House, November 14


Celebrating the Publication of Two Books!
OPEN HOUSE, 3:30-5:30 PM, Room 211, Anderson Library, West Bank

Digital State: The Story of Minnesota’s Computing Industry
Thomas Misa
Charles Babbage Institute
University of Minnesota

Computer: A History of the Information Machine, 3rd ed.
Jeffrey Yost
Charles Babbage Institute
University of Minnesota

HSTM Ph.D. Candidate Jessica Nickrand has been awarded a prestigious Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship by the National Academies of Science.

NAS Graduate Fellowship Recipient


Our congratulations to Jessica Nickrand, Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Ph.D. Candidate, who has just been awarded a prestigious Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship by the National Academies of Science. Jessica will spend the spring semester at the National Academies in Washington, D.C.

"Visualizing the Body: The Convergence of Art, Cadaver, & Medical Knowledge."  1:00-5:30pm, 555 Diehl Hall.  Detailed schedule at http://www.hstm.umn.edu/vesalius-symposium

Vesalius Symposium, Friday, Oct. 24


 "Visualizing the Body: The Convergence of Art, Cadaver, & Medical Knowledge"
1:00-5:30pm, 555 Diehl Hall.  Reception immediately following, Wangensteen Historical Library.

DDF Recipients 2014-2015
HSTM Doctoral Dissertation Fellow Jessica Nickrand was recently among those honored as The Graduate School's "Best and Brightest."  Read more about her work at http://www.grad.umn.edu/news/2014/nickrand/

2014 Doctoral Research Showcase


HSTM Doctoral Dissertation Fellow Jessica Nickrand was recently among those honored as The Graduate School's "Best and Brightest."  In her dissertation, "Health in the Model City: Urban Renewal and the Social Costs of Deindustrialization in Detroit," Nickrand argues that there is a direct relationship between city inhabitants' health status and the economic capital of a city.

HSTM's Elizabeth Semler is a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipient. While conducting dissertation research in Finland, she will represent the U.S. as a cultural ambassador. Congratulations Liz!

Fulbright U. S. Student Award 2014-2015


HSTM graduate student Elizabeth Semler has been named a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipient. While conducting dissertation research, she will represent the U.S. as a cultural ambassador, helping to enhance mutual understanding between Americans and the people of Finland. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States, and Ms. Semler will join over 100,000 Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumni who have undertaken grants since the program began in 1948.

HSTM's Sally Gregory Kohlstedt has won the History of Science Society's 2013 Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize for outstanding book on the history of women in science. Congratulations Sally!

2013 Rossiter Prize Recipient


HSTM's Sally Gregory Kohlstedt has won the History of Science Society's 2013 Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize for outstanding book on the history of women in science. Congratulations Sally!

Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, Teaching Children Science: Hands-On Nature Study in North America, 1890-1930 (University of Chicago Press, 2010).

Radium emanation plant, Univ. of Minnesota, ca. 1930.  Courtesy Univ. of Minnesota Archives

HSTM Dissertation Successfully Defended


On December 10, 2013, Aimee Slaughter successfully defended her dissertation, "Harnessing the Modern Miracle: Physicists, Physicians, and the Making of American Radium Therapy." Congratulations Aimee!

Historic Agreement: October 18, 2013

Historic Agreement: October 18, 2013


On October 18th, HSTM/U of M and the Descartes Centre (University of Utrecht) signed a formal agreement to exchange faculty and students & facilitate international collaboration. Wijnand Mijnhardt (Director, Descartes) and Susan Jones (Director, HSTM) represented the two universities at the signing ceremony.

Tom Misa, Ph. D., Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota. Digital State:  The Story of Minnesota's Computing History.  7:00 PM, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S, Minneapolis.

Book Signing, November 8


Digital State:  The Story of Minnesota's Computing History

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