(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.
Learn more about the UTSA Department of History.
In honor of UTSA's 50th Anniversary in 2019, the university is hosting Roadrunner Days Spring Edition - two weeks of semester-launching activities built around our deeply held values of student success, student involvement, community service and fun!
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Opening Reception got exhibit featuring artists Miguel Aragon, Aaron Coleman, Sandra Fernandez, Annalise Gratovich, Marco Hernandez, Kristen Powers Nowlin, & Patricia Villalobos Echeverria
Main Art Gallery, Arts Building (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
Tracy Cowden, Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professor in Music and chair of the UTSA Department of Music launches the UTSA 50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker Series with Music as Medicine: The Power and Influence of Music on our Health.
Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Cir. #120, San Antonio
UTSA African American Studies Program presents this series featuring Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus)
Join fellow Runners to walk for 10 minutes on the Main Campus. The event reminds us of the importance of exercise, diet and healthy habits in protecting our hearts.
Outside the North Paseo Building, Main Campus
The annual event features authentic foods, music, dance, martial arts, shopping, games and entertainment from China, to the Indian Sub-continent, and the island nations of the Pacific. The Festival features two stages, a martial arts demonstration area, children’s hands on crafting area, anime activities, bonsai and ikebana displays, mahjong table and more.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA Libraries will host Bryan Gervais, UTSA assistant professor in the Dept. of Political Science & Geography, for his presentation "Political Incivility in the Digital Age." Pizza will be provided to UTSA students while supplies last.
John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22)
Level up your career with a graduate business degree from the UTSA College of Business. Join us for this Open House to learn which of our 13 degree programs is right for you.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
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