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news & notes

  • Taft is pleased to announce the launch of the humanitiesNOW Taft Graduate Humanities Conference, occuring March 4-6, 2015. The call for abstracts can be view here.

  • UC history professor Willard Sunderland publishes “The Baron’s Cloak,” with Cornell University Press, wherein he explores the collapse of the Russian Empire through the lens of a single man’s life: Baron Roman Feodorovich Von Ungern-Sternberg, a Baltic German aristocrat loyal to the Russian Empire, who served in the Russo-Japanese War and the First World War. In the wake of the Bolshevik Revolution, he launched a quixotic campaign to restore the imperial orders of Russia and China, battling the Red Army in Siberia before being captured, tried, and executed.

  • UC Sociologists contribute important research on the Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals at National Meeting. For highlights, click here.


  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich appointed Debra Burgess, History doctoral student, as UC's new Graduate Student Trustee. Follow the link here to read about her unique qualifications and experience. 

  • A UC funded institute by the National Endowment for the Humanities will join Citywide events in observing the 100th anniversary of World War I. To learn more about the institute, visit the website or read the UC news coverage here

  • TAFTco-labs are proud to feature Dr. Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University, who has written scores on urban issues, including the growth of cities, segregation, crime, and housing markets. Dr.Glaeser will be speaking at the annual Kautz Lecture on October 16th!