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History Lecturer, Author to Discuss Her Work Dec. 5

Mar 27, 2014

Kathleen Cairns, a lecturer in Cal Poly’s History Department, will discuss her new book, “Hard Time at Tehachapi: California’s First Women’s Prison,” at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in Room 111-H in the Kennedy Library on campus. 

History Professor Kathleen S. Murphy Awarded ACLS Fellowship

Apr 3, 2013

Kate Murphy Photo

California Polytechnic State University Assistant Professor of History Kathleen S. Murphy has received a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for the 2013-2014 academic year.  The award supports research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences that the Council considers to be particularly promising.  Murphy received the fellowship to support her research into the history of science of the slave trade. 

Cal Poly History Alumna Maria Quintana, named Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow

Mar 30, 2013

Maria Quintana

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is pleased to announce that Cal Poly alumna Maria Quintana has been named a 2013 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow.

Bridger Awarded Dissertation Prize

Jun 4, 2012

Cal Poly History Professor  was awarded the Allan Nevins Dissertation Prize by the Society of American Historians.


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