(Nov. 7, 2014) -- The UTSA Department of History welcomes Catherine Clinton as the Gilbert M. Denman Endowed Professor in American History. A pioneering historian of the American South and the Civil War, Clinton has authored or edited 14 books including The Other Civil War: American Women in the Nineteenth Century and Southern Families at War: Loyalty and Conflict in the Civil War South.
In 2004, the Chicago Tribune and the Christian Science Monitor selected her biography, Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom as one of the year's best non-fiction books. Her books Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War and Mrs. Lincoln: A Life are among several that have been History Book Club selections. She also has written for the History Channel and authored history books for children.
Clinton has presented at numerous academic conferences and served as a consultant to Steven Spielberg's film Lincoln. Her expertise has been featured on CSPAN, the BBC and PBS. In 2016, she will become president of the Southern Historical Association.
Clinton earned her bachelor's degree in sociology and Afro-American studies from Harvard University and her doctoral degree in history from Princeton University. Previously, she taught at the Citadel, Wesleyan, Brandeis and, most recently, Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The historian joins UTSA at a time when the Department of History is emphasizing the study of empires, states and borders. UTSA aims to become a leader in the state in a variety of topics including nation building, civil wars, and state formation and disintegration in a variety of geographic settings.
Clinton's appointment, coupled with the Nau Scholars program, established with a $1 million gift by John and Bobbie Nau to offer fellowship and scholarship support to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, will help attract top students to UTSA and advance the university's goal to become a Tier One research institution.
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The events are a collaborative effort between student organizations, student led-groups, and campus departments.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
UTSA is a designated early voting site for the May 4 Joint, General and Special Election. Any registered Bexar County voter can skip the lines and cast a ballot at UTSA from Monday, April 22 to Tuesday, April 30.
H-E-B Student Union (HSU 1.002), Main Campus
In this UTSA 50th anniversary speaker series, Roger Enriquez, UTSA associate professor of criminal justice, explores how immigration past and present helps us understand its future.
Casa Hernán, 411 Cevallos St., San Antonio
An evening of fine food and drink inspired by UTSA’s renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection. Proceeds from the event will support UTSA’s Mexican Cookbook Collection.
Hotel Emma, 136 E Grayson St., San Antonio
Grab a friend and sign up to bowl with fellow Roadrunners and raise money for scholarships.
University Bowl, 12332 I-10 #10, San Antonio
The UTSA Department of Art and Art History present the work of emerging artists who are graduating from UTSA. Work ranges from traditional methods and materials, interdisciplinary and new media. Themes range from social and cultural critique to investigations that are challenging and exquisite explorations in creative form and image.
Arts Building, Main Art Gallery (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
UTSA's first spring Commencement ceremony begins at 10 a.m., May 18 and honors graduates from the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and University College.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
Students who are earning a degree from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business and College of Engineering will cross the stage on May 18 at 4 p.m.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
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