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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

Happy Halloween from HSTM!!
"Science and the American Century offers some of the most significant contributions to the study of the history of science, technology, and medicine during the twentieth century."  Sally Gregory Kohlstedt and David Kaiser, editors, Univ. of Chicago Press

Recent Faculty Publication 2013


Science and the American Century
Readings from "Isis"

Edited and with an Introduction by Sally Gregory Kohlstedt and David Kaiser

"Practicing Science, Engaging Publics:  A Conference in Honor of Historian Sally Gregory Kohlstedt."  Keller Hall, University of Minnesota.

Conference, April 20, 2013


"Practicing Science, Engaging Publics: 
A Conference in Honor of Historian Sally Gregory Kohlstedt"

Sally Gregory Kohlstedt’s work has significantly influenced and improved our own. Her personal dedication as a scholar, mentor, teacher, and friend has inspired us all. In recognition of her many contributions and in celebration of her continuing career, we invite you to join us for a day-long conference on topics spanning the breadth of Sally’s impressive expertise and culminating with a banquet where we will raise a glass in appreciation.

Attendees at "Fascinating Rhythms: A Conference on the History and Philosophy of Biological Rhythms Research," held May 11-12, sponsored by HSTM with support from the National Science Foundation.

Chronobiology Conference, May 2012


Attendees at "Fascinating Rhythms: A Conference on the History and Philosophy of Biological Rhythms Research," held May 11-12, sponsored by HSTM with support from the National Science Foundation.

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