Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Gotta dance? Those of you who have been looking in vain for Y. Daniel's essential Rumba: dance and social change in contemporary Cuba, or C. Howard's classic Just one more dance: a collection of old western square dance calls (you know who you are) should know that the library has moved all volumes with the "GV" call number designation to the Education Library, located (sensibly enough, but we here at What's Up have learned not to take such things for granted) in the Education Building, where all the other "G" volumes already reside. But there is no need to panic. Rest assured that a legit U of S library card allows you much the same borrowing privileges at all campus libraries.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Roger Carpenter, who taught American History in our department in 2004-05, has just landed a tenure-track appointment at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, starting in August. Congratulations, Roger!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Congratulations to Pauline Melis, Director of Institutional Planning at this university and proud history graduate (BA High Hons, 1977, MA 1982), who was recently awarded the President's Service Award for her instrumental role in the creation of all major policy and planning documents at the U of S over the past 15 years. Pulling these documents together has required vast effort, patience, skill, and fortitude, not to mention diplomatic skills of a high order. We here at What's Up shamelessly trade on the success of our distinguished alumni, but we honestly suspect that Pauline's training in history shows in her ability to take on so many varied projects over the years; in her grasp of both the details and the big picture of this sprawling cluster of semi-autonomous institutional fiefdoms; and in a certain sense of perspective (and irony) that helps her see beyond the crisis of the day. Click here to read more about Pauline and her path from the seventh floor.