Hal Drake Honor Key

In 2014, the UCSB chapter of Phi Beta Kappa created the Hal Drake Honor Key to honor emeritus Professor Hal Drake for his more than 40 years of service to the chapter. It is awarded each year to the highest achieving History or History of Public Policy major selected for admission to the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, […]

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Phi Beta Kappa

2017 Andy Coco Chen, Paolo de la Cruz-Perez, Robert Alexander King, Cameron James Klein, Emily Jane Leifer, Vincent Taylor Shepherd, Katie Anna Weinstein, Cheryl Ellen Wilson 2016 Elizabeth Anne Bellas, Audrey Ann Dalton, Elizabeth Anne Schmidt

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Stuart Bernath Prize

The Stuart L. Bernath Prize is awarded to the History undergraduate whose research paper is selected by the History Prizes Committee as the best paper produced in a one-quarter course. Present and previous recipients: (prizes prior to 1990 were administered by the History department) 2017 Elizabeth Schmidt, “Emmet Till, Haled Said and Civil Rights in the U.S. and Egypt.” 2016 Clayton […]

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History Associates Board Prize

The History Associates Board Prize recognizes the best paper produced in the History Department’s Senior Honors seminar, as determined by the History Prizes Committee. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Katherine Sebas, “The Clinton Administration and the Rwandan Genocide.” 2016 Charles J. Kay “Dogwhistle Disarmament: A History of Racialized Gun Control in 20th Century America” 2015 Zachary Alpert, “The Failure of the […]

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Dick Cook Memorial Award

The Dick Cook Memorial Award is presented to a graduate or undergraduate student who is outstanding in terms of research, teaching, and service to the department. It is given in honor of Dick Cook, the founding president of the UCSB History Associates. This gift is eligible for matching dollars from the Van Gelderen challenge. Recipients: 2017 David McIntosh (grad) Paolo De La Cruz-Perez (undergrad) […]

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