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Congratulations to Dr. April Merleaux for receiving Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor.

Congratulations to Dr. Joyce Peterson, whose article "Baby M: American Feminists Respond to a Controversial Case" is featured in the Journal of Women's History, vol 28, no. 2 (Summer 2016).

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Congratulations to Dr. Okezi Otovo for publishing her review article "Historicizing Gender, Medicine and Biopolitics" in the the Journal of Women's History vol 28, no. 2 (Summer 2016).

Dr. Chantalle Verna's article "Haiti, the Rockefeller Foundation, and UNESCO's Pilot Project in Fundamental Education, 1948-1953." has appeared in the April 2016 issue of Diplomatic History.

We are pleased to learn that Dr. April Merleaux's recent book, Sugar and Civilization, has just received the Myrna Bernath Book Award from the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). This award recognizes the best book published in 2015 in the fields of U.S. foreign relations, transnational history, and related areas. This is a major accomplishment that confirms April's stature in the field at an early stage in her career.

Our congratulations to history major Talia Amador, BA class of 2015, who will be entering Columbia University to pursue an MA in Museum Anthropology. She had many good options and we wish her nothing but success as she continues her journey.

On April 29, FIU's chapter of the history honors society Phi Alpha Theta inducted 7 new members. Our best wishes to Maria Rodriguez, Rodrigo Ferrando, Anthony Decollibus, Adrian Diaz, Erin McNulty, Luis Diko, and Mixa Hernandez. For photos of the event, click on the link above.

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Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Royles, who has been awarded a grant from the Chris Webber Memorial Fellowship Fund to pursue his research on African-American oral history. Using this funding, Dr. Royles will interview people who have focused their advocacy on the intersection of AIDS and affordable housing in black communities.

Christopher Davis has been selected as a 2016-2017 Library Resident Research Fellow at the American Philosophical Society (APS) through the generous support of the Eugene Garfield Fellowship. Davis will spend a month at the APS Library in Philadelphia, PA to conduct research for his dissertation on the American eugenics movement.

Congratulations to history major Rosabel Gomez, who will be interning with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in the Division of Culture and the Arts. Rosabel will be working in the Graphic Arts Collection. As part of her duties, she will be accessioning, cataloguing, and scanning prints, arranging and describing incoming collections, conducting basic research on artists and subjects, and numbering and storing the prints.