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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



The Ohio State University recently announced: A research grant by the

American Council of Learned Societies has been awarded to Professor Chang

Hao; National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships have been indi-

vidually awarded to Professors James M. Kittelson and John C. Burnham; A

Fulbright-Hays Lecturer for 1980, Professor Mansel G. Blackford will spend

the period of March-December in Japan; Professor Leila J. Rupp has won a

research fellowship from the Radcliffe Research Scholars Program; and a

six-month grant from the Joint Committee on the Near and Middle East of

the American Council of Learned Societies and Social Science Research Council

has been awarded to Professor Carter V. Findley.


Richard L. McCormick, Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers College

of Rutgers University, became the first individual to receive both the Kerr

History Prize and the Manuscript Award given annually by the New York

State Historical Association. His article, "Prelude to Progressivism: The

Transformation of New York State Politics, 1890-1910," received the 1979

Kerr History Prize, while Professor McCormick won the Manuscript Award

for his unpublished monograph, "Shaping Republican Strategy: Political

Change in New York State, 1893-1910."


The Forest History Society has received financial support from the Laird,

Norton Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service for a project focusing on the

development and implementation of recent federal forestry legislation. Repre-

senting the first step in the Society's research on sustained-yield forestry within

the United States, the "Remaking of Forest Service Statutory Authority in the

Seventies" project will be lead by principal investigator Dennis C. LeMaster.


A scholarly meeting of interest to readers of Ohio History will be hosted by

The Institute for Minority Studies, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in co-

operation with the North Carolina Central University, North Carolina A&T

State University, Grambling State University, West Central Wisconsin Con-

sortium (UW-La Crosse, UW-River Falls, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout), and the

National Association of Interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies. The 8th Annual

Conference on Ethnic and Minority Studies will highlight the themes "Ethnicity

and Politics" and "The Invisible Ethnic and Mental Health," and is scheduled

for April 23-26, 1980. Conference planners are seeking papers that focus on the

themes announced above, and welcome audiovisual presentations as well.

Papers should be limited to fifteen typed, double-spaced pages, and presenters

should submit four copies for review to the Program Director by January 15,

1980. Students are encouraged to submit papers for consideration. Persons

interested in participating should contact Dr. George E. Carter, Conference

Program Director, 101 Main Hall, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La

Crosse, WI 54601, Telephone: (608) 785-8225.


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