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2010 Student Research Symposium -- 125 Years of UA History

Date: May 5, 2010

Times: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Location:   Special Collections

Contact: VerĂ³nica Reyes-Escudero

Cost: Free


Celebrate the UA's 125th anniversary at Special Collections! On May 5, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Special Collections at the UA Main Library you are invited to an open reception, student presentations, and a poster session that will provide a retrospective review of the University of Arizona as seen by students in History 396, a research capstone course taught by Professor Martha Few.

Although the topics of History 396 vary, the subject for this year was "The History of the University of Arizona." In the spring semester Professor Few’s students relied primarily on Special Collections to research their selected topic; the May 5 reception and poster session is the culmination of their intensive efforts. The three students who will be presenting and their topics are:

 - Tim Kinney, "The University of Arizona during Wartime, 1916-1920"

 - Chelsey Belmer, "Student Traditions at the University of Arizona during the 1950s and 1960s"

  - David Rivas, "How the West Won: The History of the University of Arizona Polo Team, 1924-1933"

Using primary source documents including photographs, scrapbooks, memos, and news clippings, the students revisited UA history in a wide range of topics including the origins of the university; the UA during the Mexican Revolution and World War I; the first female professors at the UA; and the creation of the UA’s School of Dance.

Special Collections and the Department of History are hosting this event to recognize the students’ achievement and also to mark the UA’s Silver & Sage anniversary celebration. You are invited to join in the celebration!

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