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Dan Nathan, American studies, along with Erin Klemyk ’05 and Peter Berg ’06, won an essay competition sponsored by the University of Texas at Arlington as part of the Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures. The contest focused on the interplay between popular movies, history, and collective memory. The trio’s winning paper, based on collaborative research, was titled “‘The Truth Wrapped in a Package of Lies’: Hollywood, History, and Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York.” In describing the project, Nathan wrote,
“It is a mistake to dwell on the film’s historical inaccuracies,” since it is nevertheless “a vibrant, compelling example of popular culture as public history, one that educates as well as entertains.”

Roy Ginsburg, government, was in Poland this spring for lectures, meetings, and media interviews on US-European relations. This visit, like his earlier consultations in other EU countries, was organized by Jody Rose Platt ’86 of
the US State Department.

Frank Gonzalez, philosophy, gave four invited presentations on Plato, two in France and two in Italy.

Richard Linke, art, is the new holder of the Ella Van Dyke Tuthill ’32 Chair in Studio Art.

Lenora de la Luna, education, gave two talks (from papers she co-authored) on power and classroom discourse, at an international conference sponsored by the Athens (Greece) Institute for Education and Research.

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