Tuesday, March 04, 2008

As you can imagine, the grad student community is all aflutter over the impending momentous events scheduled for this Friday, March 7th. Take a deep breath, and get this.

First, there is the HISTORY GRAD STUDENTS COLLOQUIUM, downstairs in the Faculty Club, starting at 3:30 and featuring the following presentations:

Lesley Wiebe: "A Historical Analysis of Amebiasis Among Indians in Northwest Saskatchewan"
Karin Tate-Penna: "The Divinity of the Imperial House: Rome's emperor cult and the deification of women under Trajan and Hadrian."

As if that isn't enough, hot on the heels of that event comes the annual HISTORY GRAD STUDENTS COMMITTEE BOOK PUB, on the main floor of the Faculty Club in the Window Room from 5-7pm.

Come bid on a wide variety of history books, at least one microwave oven, and perhaps on student research assistants who will be auctioned off to the highest bidding faculty members. Undergrad and grad students alike are invited to bid on the books and the microwave.

Not only do you stand to walk away with some fine literature and perhaps a perfectly functional small appliance, but when it is all over and you slope off into the night in search of another drink, you will know that you have contributed to a number of worthy causes. All proceeds go towards sponsoring HGSC events, the Buffalo Conference, and the Dave Debrou Memorial Scholarship in History.