“A Workable Future”: Alumna Anne Petersen, Director of the SB Trust for Historic Preservation, featured in the UCSB Current

From The Current: UC Santa Barbara’s Public History Ph.D. program, the nation’s first, prepares students for careers outside academia   (Santa Barbara, Calif.) — Anne Petersen realized as an undergraduate that for her, a career in history would be best experienced outside of a classroom. It was her second summer in college, and she was a volunteer at the Jackson Hole […]

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UC statement on President Trump’s executive order

President Janet Napolitano and the Chancellors of the University of California on Jan. 29 issued the following statement: We are deeply concerned by the recent executive order that restricts the ability of our students, faculty, staff, and other members of the UC community from certain countries from being able to enter or return to the United States. While maintaining the […]

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James F. Brooks’ New Monograph Gets Reviewed by Slate

Mesa of Sorrows book cover

“Just before a chilly dawn in the autumn of 1700, shadowy figures slipped into the Hopi town of Awat’ovi through a gate that could only have been left unguarded by one of its own citizens. The invaders proceeded to kill most of the adults they found, thrusting burning torches and crushed red peppers into the kivas—underground ceremonial chambers—where the men […]

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Prof. O’Connor appears in NPR programs about the history of poverty in the U.S.

Contributes to UCSB’s 2013-14 Critical Issues in America Series on “The Great Society at 50.” Prof. Alice O’Connor, an expert on poverty and U.S. social policy, appeared on NPR’s Marketplace and All Things Considered in segments broadcast on Jan. 8: Marketplace: “American presidents and the rhetoric of poverty.” All Things Considered: “Five Decades Later, Time To Change The Way We […]

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Prof. Lichtenstein Publishes Op-Ed in the LA Times

Historical comparison of tactics used to resist desegregation and Affordable Care Act OP-ED Obamacare: New fight, old tactics Opponents of the healthcare law are following in the footsteps of Southern segregationists half a century ago. By Nelson Lichtenstein September 8, 2013 Last month, Americans took pride in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Unfortunately, we are also […]

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Prof. Lichtenstein in the Los Angeles Times

His latest Op-Ed provides historical perspective on the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). For the full text of the Op-Ed, click here. Nelson Lichtenstein is MacArthur Foundation Professor in History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prof. Lichtenstein directs the UCSB Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy. Here are the first few paragraphs: If it is done […]

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Prof. Chikowero Interviewed on Afropop.org

Listen to his interview on the PRI syndicated show, accompanied by Thomas Mapfumo’s music. UCSB History professor Mhoze Chikowero recently completed the first of two books based on his PhD research on Zimbabwean colonial and post-colonial history. That book, African Music, Power and Being, Colonial Zimbabwe, deals extensively with the role of music in the shaping of modern cultural and […]

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Prof. Hasegawa on BBC and Cited in New York Times

Op-ed on “The Myth of Nuclear Necessity” references Hasegawa’s research. In December 2012 the BBC’s National Geographic Channel aired a program: “Nagasaki: the Forgotten Bomb,” in its series titled, “Seconds from Disaster.” UCSB’s own Prof. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa figures prominently in the program. Watch Nagasaki – The Forgotten Bomb (45 mins.) on youtube. (Hasegawa is in the trailer and starting at […]

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Prof. Majewski in the Ventura County Star

Majewski to speak at exhibition on Lincoln and the Civil War. CSU-Channel Islands to host Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Traveling Exhibition Read More:http://www.vcstar.com/news/exhibit-explores-lincolns-presidency-ep-363029435-351946301.html jwil 26.ix.2012

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Prof. O’Connor publishes on the “Occupy” movement in Salon.com:

“How to make Occupy catch on: To build a fairer economy, we need to reclaim time-tested progressive narratives.” The article begins: “Were history a guide to today’s politics, progressives would be redoubling their efforts to turn the still-unraveling crisis of capitalism into an opportunity for system-changing reform. Certainly they would be doing everything within their power to combat the logic […]

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Prof. Matthew Sutton (UCSB Ph.D 2005) publishes NY Times Op-Ed on “Why the Antichrist Matters in Politics”

Then heckler calls Pres. Obama “Antichrist” & interviews follow On Sept. 25, 2011 prof. Matthew Sutton (Washington State U; UCSB Ph.D 2005), author of a book on “the Resurrection of Christian America” (Harvard UP, 2009; link) published an op-ed in the New York Times, “Why the Antichrist Matters in Politics.” Listen to this 7:42 min Sept. 30 interview with Matt, […]

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NRC: UCSB History graduate program ranks in top 10 nationally

The new National Research Council study puts our program squarely among the very best in the nation. Update Sept. 14, 2011: US News & World Report ranked UCSB as the no. 10 public university in the nation: UCSB Ranked Top University. The National Research Council recently announced the results of a new study of Ph.D. programs in the United States. […]

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Prof. Guerrini’s op-ed about Google ngrams as history:

“Analyzing Culture with Google Books: Is It Social Science?” OPINION: Discovering fun facts by graphing terms found among the 5 million volumes of the Google Books project sure is amusing — but this pursuit dubbed ‘culturomics’ is not the same as being an historian. published in MIller-McCune, Aug. 9, 2011. Colleague Stephen Humphreys comments: “A very interesting piece, and I […]

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Prof. Hasegawa cited on 66th Anniversary of Hiroshima

“Why did Japan surrender? Sixty-six years ago, we dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Now, some historians say that’s not what ended the war.” Boston Globe, Aug. 7, 2011 An excerpt from the article:In recent years, however, a new interpretation of events has emerged. Tsuyoshi Hasegawa – a highly respected historian at the University of California, Santa Barbara – has […]

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Nelson Lichtenstein Publishes Op-Ed in the New York Times

“Wal-Mart’s Authoritarian Culture” — About the US Supreme Court’s decision not to allow a class action suit MONDAY’S Supreme Court decision to block a class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart was a huge setback for as many as 1.6 million current and former female employees of the world’s largest retailer. But the decision has consequences that range far beyond sex discrimination […]

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UCSB Ranked in Top 10 Public Universities Nationally

In addition to the latest US News & World Report rankings, updates link to Times Higher Education and Washington Monthly‘s rankings —————— Update 12/9/10: edhat.com: “UCSB in Citation Leader.” Update 9/17/10: A British ranking in Times Higher Education puts UCSB at no. 29 of 200 universities worldwide: “UCSB Ranked High by Brits.” The rankings include 13 separate performance indicators across […]

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UCSB Press Release about our colleague Laura Kalman

“UCSB Historian Examines Ford, Carter Presidencies and the Rise of Conservatism” (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– It was the decade of disco music, mood rings, and leisure suits. Oil and energy crises took center stage, inflation topped 13 percent, and for the first time in the nation’s history, a U.S. president resigned from office in the face of impeachment. It was […]

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Alice O’Connor blogs on the Huffington Post

What lessons can we draw from the Great Depression for the Great Recession? What We Can Learn From E. Wight Bakke: Recovery without jobs is no recovery. As part of the Roosevelt Institute’s series on the Jobs Crisis, running on the New Deal 2.0 blog from Nov. 12-30, Alice O’Connor was asked to reflect on what can be done to […]

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Prof. Lichtenstein’s “The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business” attracts national media attention.

It was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air and reviewed in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, among other places. In July 2009, Prof. Lichtenstein’s The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business was published. It quickly garnered attention and praise from the national media: “Nickel and Dimed”, review in the New York Times by […]

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New York Times catches Prof. Kalman at Reagan Library

Reporter finds UCSB prof. poring over newly released documents.Update Dec. 8: Prof. Lichtenstein commentary on CNN. CNN, Dec. 8, 2008: “Chicago factory sit-in fits nation’s mood,” by Nelson Lichtenstein and Christopher Phelps. The article begins: “– The factory occupation by 200 workers at Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago, Illinois, recalls one of the most storied moments in American history, […]

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