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History students record podcasts

History students record podcasts
A group of students recently traveled to Portland's KBOO radio station to record their own podcasts, as part of the new class HST 411/511 Public History Lab: History & Podcasts, taught by Professor Catherine McNeur.

Boren Scholarship Information Session

Boren Scholarship Information Session
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are available for undergraduate and graduate study in countries of priority to U.S. national security, largely focusing on the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The last information session before the January deadline is: Friday, December 9, 11am, East Hall 109

New Angles for the Job Market

New Angles for the Job Market
Students are invited to attend a free career panel hosted by local industry leaders. Thursday, January 19 1-3pm. Reservations required.
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