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1940s students

Why study history?

Unidentified student group, 1940s, University Archives and Special Collections, University of Dayton.

Why study history?

1940s students

Unidentified student group, 1940s, University Archives and Special Collections, University of Dayton.

Statement on Violence against Asians and Asian Americans

The American Historical Association has issued a statement concerning incidents of violence and harassment aimed at Asians and Asian Americans. 

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Our distinctive faculty teach courses focusing not only on past events and developments, but also on the manner in which historians gather evidence and reach conclusions.

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In the News at UD
Faculty and Staff 04.12.22

In an upcoming book, a new associate professor of history at UD provides the first full history of Black Catholic nuns in the United States.

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Diversity and Inclusion 02.21.22

Africa in Our Century is the theme of the 2022 Global Voices virtual symposium, hosted by professor Julius Amin, the University of Dayton’s Alumni Chair in Humanities. The two-day event examines the growing importance of Africa to the world’s present and future.

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Other News Stories
Faculty Interview: International View on U.S. Confederate Symbolism

Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders was recently interviewed by Al Jazeera English about the banning the Confederate flag from U.S. military sites. 

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Phi Alpha Theta welcomes newest members

The University of Dayton’s chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society for students and professors of history, is one out of 970 in the nation. UD’s chapter has enjoyed well over half a century of students. Students organize meetings to discuss important contemporary issues, host talks and enjoy social gatherings.

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