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Rachel Gross, New Assistant Professor

March 16, 2020

The History Department would like to welcome Professor Rachel Gross to the faculty! Professor Gross is an environmental, cultural, and public historian specializing in the history of the modern U.S. Her research and teaching interests center on business, consumer culture, and gender, and she is especially interested in what seemingly...

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Tom "Dr. Colorado" Noel Retiring

Feb. 10, 2020

At the end of the 2019-2020 school year, the History Department will be saying goodbye to one of its longtime faculty members, Professor Thomas Jacob Noel. Noel has been teaching at CU Denver since 1977. Before he was a professor, he was a student here as well. Noel has earned...

Dr. Kariann Yokota

Research on the U.S. encroachment into Asia, Dr. Kariann Yokota

Kariann Yokota, Department Chair and Associate Professor of History, was awarded a sabbatical leave for Fall 2018 to work on her second book entitled Pacific Overtures: Early American Encounters in the Transpacific World, 1776-1898 . This study traces the growth of the U.S. global dominance to its increasing encroachment into...

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Dr. Tom Noel Presented with 2018 Colorado Authors' League Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Noel, Professor of History and Associate Chair of the History Department, received the 2018 Colorado Authors' League Lifetime Achievement Award at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities on Friday, May 4, 2018. Noel, known as Dr. Colorado, was honored for the 53 books he has authored or...

Marjorie Levine-Clark

New Research, Dr. Marjorie Levine-Clark

Marjorie Levine-Clark, Professor and Associate Dean, is pursuing a new research project tentatively titled Unemployment, Health, and the Body in Britain: From the New Poor Law to Thatcher. Levine-Clark is interested in examining how unemployment effects people’s health; how the relationships between unemployment and health shape identities in terms of...

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Dr. Rebecca Hunt Appointed Western History Association Public History Committee Chair

Rebecca Hunt, Professor of History and Co-director of the Public History Program, attended the Western History association (WHA) Annual meeting in San Diego, California. Hunt attended a session by Patty Limerick, an advisor to her during the Ph. D program at CU Boulder. Through discussion about contested history after this...

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Conference of the German Studies Association, Dr. Gabriel Finkelstein

Gabriel Finkelstein, Professor of History, traveled to the Forty-First Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Atlanta on 5-8 October 2017. Finkelstein was invited to join the panel “Between Asia and Germany: The Circulation of Science and Technology in the 19th and 20th Centuries,” for which he gave a...

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Journal of Urban History Contributions, Dr. Chris Agee

Chris Agee, Professor of History and Undergraduate Student Advisor, edited an eight-article special section for the Journal of Urban History titled “The Police in Urban America Since World War II.” Agee also contributed the article "Crisis and Redemption: The History of American Police Reform since World War II” to that...

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Updated History Department Mission Statement

In the Spring of 2018, the CU Denver History Department agreed to a new unifying statement of purpose. Every action on behalf of the department seeks to support and affirm this charge. The reinvigorated mission statement is as follows: The History Department encourages engagement with the past by supporting students...

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Dr. Marjorie Levine-Clark Commissioned to Prepare Four Volume Collection on Unemployment in Britain from 1824-1911

April 29, 2019

Dr. Marjorie Levine-Clark, History Professor and Associate Dean, was recently commissioned by the publisher Routledge to compile a four-volume collection on unemployment in Britain between the years of 1824 and 1911, which will be published both digitally and in hardcover. Each thematic volume will include thirty to fifty primary sources...