Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Zhenghua Huang of ‘Iolani received the National Merit New York University Scholarship.
Sho Kenneth Kajima of ‘Iolani received the National Merit Claremont McKenna College Scholarship.
Jeffrey Y. Kawahara of ‘Iolani received the National Merit Oberlin College Scholarship.
Alexander W. Pang of Punahou received the National Merit Kenyon College Scholarship.
David M. Pham of ‘Iolani received the National Merit Arizona State University Scholarship.
Colin C. Tseng of ‘Iolani received the National Merit University of Southern California Scholarship.
Jamie S. K. Takayesu of ‘Iolani also received the National Merit University of Southern California Scholarship.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
C-SPAN Begins Airing Spring Symposium:
Emancipation during the Civil War
The eighth annual conference in the series The National Capital in a Nation Divided: Congress and the District of Columbia Confront Sectionalism and Slavery
C-SPAN recorded the May 5th and 6th Symposium in the Dirksen Senate Office Building and the Capitol Visitor Center and is beginning to broadcast individual talks on American History TV.
For a full American History TV schedule, click here and see the box on the right (scroll down in the box for later times).
Talks are listed by the speaker's name. For more information about all the symposium speakers, including their names and topics, visit the USCHS page announcing the event.
Currently, C-SPAN3's schedule includes:
John Stauffer (Harvard University)
"The Process and Meaning of Emancipation during the War"
Airing: Saturday, July 9 at 6 pm and 10pm; Sunday, July 10 at 11 am
Michael Burlingame (University of Illinois at Springfield)
"Abraham Lincoln: Reluctant Emancipator?"
Airing: Sunday, July 10 at 10 am, 9 pm, and 12 am
C-SPAN aired Gary Gallagher (University of Virginia, "'Wherever our Army Has Been, There Remain No Slaves': Union Military Forces in the Equation of Emancipation") previously, and it is archived on C-SPAN's website.
C-SPAN has tentatively scheduled the remaining symposium presentations:
August 6: Paul Finkelman (Albany Law School, "Constitutionalizing Freedom: Lincoln's Road to Emancipation") and L. Diane Barnes (Youngstown State University and Frederick Douglass Papers, "Frederick Douglass and the Complications of Emancipation")
August 20: Kate Masur (Northwestern University, "The Fugitive Slave Crisis in Washington, D.C.") and Beverly Palmer (Pomona College, Charles Sumner Correspondance, and Thaddeus Stevens Papers; "Stevens, Sumner, and the Journey to Full Emancipation")
September 3: Jenny Wahl (Carleton College, "Double Take: Abolition and the Size of Transferred Property Rights") and Seymour Drescher (University of Pittsburgh, "People and Legislators: Emancipators in Comparative Perspective")
Programs stream online as they air and are available for online viewing anytime the Tuesday after they are broadcast.
Check our website or on American History TV's schedule for future broadcasts.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
As the world becomes more interconnected through technology and shared concerns about economic, political, social, and environmental issues, the need for geographic knowledge increases.
But how well are today's students performing in geography?
Please join us for the release of The Nation's Report Card: Geography 2010, Grades 4, 8, and 12 on july 19 at 11:00 a.m. to Noon EDT.
The 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) geography assessment focuses on what students should know to be competent and productive 21st century citizens, combining key physical science and social science aspects of geography into a cohesive whole. Students responded to questions designed to measure their knowledge of geography in the context of space and place, environment and society, and spatial dynamics and connections.
This is only the third time in nearly two decades that The Nation's Report Card has assessed students on their knowledge in geography. The 2010 results can be compared to results from 2001 and 1994.
A distinguished panel will discuss the report's findings and the importance of geography in shaping an increasingly global society.
Jack Buckley: Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics
Roger Downs: Professor of geography, Pennsylvania State University
Shannon Garrison: Member, National Assessment Governing Board; fourth grade teacher, Solano Avenue Elementary School
David Gordon: Member, National Assessment Governing Board; superintendent of schools, Sacramento County Office of Education (webinar moderator)