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Jeff Forret, professor of history, was selected as the winner of the 2016 Federick Douglass Book Prize for his book “Slave Against Slave: Plantation Violence in the Old South”. The Frederick Douglass Book Prize was established by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University’s MacMillan Center. This annual award is presented for the best book written in English on slavery or abolition. Dr. Forret will be presented his prize at a reception sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute in New York on January 31. Learn more about Dr. Forret's book prize.
The Department of English and Modern Languages presented Visiting Author: George Drew, Tuesday, November 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Executive Event Room of the Wayne A. Reaud Administration Building.
The Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast hosted its inaugural lecture on November 9th by the co-authors of "The Long Shadow: The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty", Ellen Rienstra and Jo Ann Stiles.
The College of Arts and Sciences hosted the Lamar University Academic Lecture Series on November 7 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the University Theater. Richard Phillips, captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates, is the featured speaker.
Three moot court teams received numerous individual and team awards at the University of North Texas School of Law's Invitational Moot Court Tournament on October 21-22.
Mary Scheer, chair of the Department of History and director of the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast, was inducted as a new fellow of the ETHA, the highest honor given by the association for scholarship and service.
Kumer Das, the director of Undergraduate Research and associate professor of statistics, has been selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for a prestigious Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminar award to France and Germany.