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Allegheny College Senior Abby Lombard Chosen for House Legislative Program

Dec. 2, 2015 – Allegheny College senior Abby Lombard, of Syracuse, New York, has been awarded a Pennsylvania House Legislative Fellowship for 13 weeks beginning Jan. 12, 2016.

The highly competitive fellowship program places students in leadership offices, such as offices of committee chairmen, in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. As one of the only legislative fellows this year to be placed on two committees, Lombard will be working with the Veterans Affairs/Emergency Preparedness and the Transportation committees.

The program provides fellows with access to weekly workshops with key thinkers, planners and decision makers. Fellows also attend committee hearings and meetings as well as House Sessions. The final project for each fellow is to research, draft and present a piece of legislation.

“My dream is to enter into the political world and eventually get into government service,” says Lombard, a history and political science double major and philosophy minor. “I’ve worked for a congressman and for local government, but I’ve never had state experience. I believe I can really benefit from this.”

“This fellowship is the perfect culmination of all the work Abby has been doing here,” says Patrick Jackson, visiting professor of religious studies and history at Allegheny who also mentors students who are applying for nationally competitive awards and fellowships. “This will bring all her experiences and knowledge together in a real-world way, not to mention the up-close, behind-the-scenes access she’s going to get to Pennsylvania lawmakers. Beyond that, she’ll also get experience being a legislator. Abby has political aspirations, so the sooner she gets used to turning ideas into policy, the better.”

During her time at Allegheny, Lombard has served as a student Fellow for Allegheny College’s Center for Political Participation. In September 2014, she traveled to Harvard University to represent Allegheny at the Bipartisan National Conference, and in spring 2015, she spent the semester studying in Australia. She is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, the college’s service fraternity; executive board president of the Residence Hall Association; student advisory board member for the Department of History; and student representative on the History and Heritage Committee.

In summer 2014, Lombard completed an internship at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, New York. In 2015, she interned with Congressman John Katko in Syracuse. She also has worked in the Office of the Onondaga County Executive in Syracuse.

Following graduation, Lombard has accepted a position with Deloitte Consulting in Cleveland and eventually plans to attend graduate school and run for office.

The Legislative Fellowship Program was created in 1982 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, through the Bipartisan Management Committee. Since 1982, nearly 400 students have participated in the program, and approximately 30 percent have found employment in state government.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Allegheny College Senior Abby Lombard Chosen for House Legislative Program

Dec. 2, 2015 – Allegheny College senior Abby Lombard, of Syracuse, New York, has been awarded a Pennsylvania House Legislative Fellowship for 13 weeks beginning Jan. 12, 2016.

The highly competitive fellowship program places students in leadership offices, such as offices of committee chairmen, in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. As one of the only legislative fellows this year to be placed on two committees, Lombard will be working with the Veterans Affairs/Emergency Preparedness and the Transportation committees.

The program provides fellows with access to weekly workshops with key thinkers, planners and decision makers. Fellows also attend committee hearings and meetings as well as House Sessions. The final project for each fellow is to research, draft and present a piece of legislation.

“My dream is to enter into the political world and eventually get into government service,” says Lombard, a history and political science double major and philosophy minor. “I’ve worked for a congressman and for local government, but I’ve never had state experience. I believe I can really benefit from this.”

“This fellowship is the perfect culmination of all the work Abby has been doing here,” says Patrick Jackson, visiting professor of religious studies and history at Allegheny who also mentors students who are applying for nationally competitive awards and fellowships. “This will bring all her experiences and knowledge together in a real-world way, not to mention the up-close, behind-the-scenes access she’s going to get to Pennsylvania lawmakers. Beyond that, she’ll also get experience being a legislator. Abby has political aspirations, so the sooner she gets used to turning ideas into policy, the better.”

During her time at Allegheny, Lombard has served as a student Fellow for Allegheny College’s Center for Political Participation. In September 2014, she traveled to Harvard University to represent Allegheny at the Bipartisan National Conference, and in spring 2015, she spent the semester studying in Australia. She is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, the college’s service fraternity; executive board president of the Residence Hall Association; student advisory board member for the Department of History; and student representative on the History and Heritage Committee.

In summer 2014, Lombard completed an internship at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, New York. In 2015, she interned with Congressman John Katko in Syracuse. She also has worked in the Office of the Onondaga County Executive in Syracuse.

Following graduation, Lombard has accepted a position with Deloitte Consulting in Cleveland and eventually plans to attend graduate school and run for office.

The Legislative Fellowship Program was created in 1982 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, through the Bipartisan Management Committee. Since 1982, nearly 400 students have participated in the program, and approximately 30 percent have found employment in state government.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Shapiro Publishes in Palestine-Israel Journal, Will Present Paper at Middle East Dialogue 2016

Professor of History Barry Shapiro has published an article, “The Strange Career of Israeli ‘New Historian’ Benny Morris,” in the Jerusalem-based Palestine-Israel Journal. The article traces the odyssey from the political left to the political right of Professor Morris, who first achieved prominence in the 1980s for cutting-edge research that called into question a number of hallowed national myths about the founding of the State of Israel. Professor Shapiro will also be presenting a paper, “Apartheid Israel: Effective Propaganda or Counter-Productive Discourse?,” at the Policy Studies Organization’s Middle East Dialogue 2016 in Washington, D.C. in February.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Shapiro Publishes in Palestine-Israel Journal, Will Present Paper at Middle East Dialogue 2016

Professor of History Barry Shapiro has published an article, “The Strange Career of Israeli ‘New Historian’ Benny Morris,” in the Jerusalem-based Palestine-Israel Journal. The article traces the odyssey from the political left to the political right of Professor Morris, who first achieved prominence in the 1980s for cutting-edge research that called into question a number of hallowed national myths about the founding of the State of Israel. Professor Shapiro will also be presenting a paper, “Apartheid Israel: Effective Propaganda or Counter-Productive Discourse?,” at the Policy Studies Organization’s Middle East Dialogue 2016 in Washington, D.C. in February.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

History Professor Guo Wu Publishes in Multiple Journals

Associate Professor of History Guo Wu’s research article on contemporary intellectual history, “New Qing History: Disputes and Dialogues among China Scholars,” has been accepted for publication by the peer-reviewed journal The Chinese Historical Review. Professor Wu was invited by the journal The Historian of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society to provide a book review on a recent monograph focusing on a late 19th-century Chinese female poet and feminist reformer. His article “Zheng Zhen and the Rise of Evidential Research in Late Qing Northern Guizhou” has been accepted for presentation to an international symposium of Academia Sinica in Taipei. He was also invited by the Twenty First Century Bimonthly of the Chinese University of Hong Kong to write a commentary on a study of the abandonment of children during the Chinese Great Famine of 1959-61. The commentary will appear in the journal’s December 2015 issue.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

History Professor Guo Wu Publishes in Multiple Journals

Associate Professor of History Guo Wu’s research article on contemporary intellectual history, “New Qing History: Disputes and Dialogues among China Scholars,” has been accepted for publication by the peer-reviewed journal The Chinese Historical Review. Professor Wu was invited by the journal The Historian of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society to provide a book review on a recent monograph focusing on a late 19th-century Chinese female poet and feminist reformer. His article “Zheng Zhen and the Rise of Evidential Research in Late Qing Northern Guizhou” has been accepted for presentation to an international symposium of Academia Sinica in Taipei. He was also invited by the Twenty First Century Bimonthly of the Chinese University of Hong Kong to write a commentary on a study of the abandonment of children during the Chinese Great Famine of 1959-61. The commentary will appear in the journal’s December 2015 issue.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Wu Presents Work at Two Major Conferences

Associate Professor of History Guo Wu presented a paper titled “Confinement in the ‘Cowshed’: The Extra-judicial Disciplinary Penalty during the Chinese Cultural Revolution” to the conference “A History of Penal Regimes in Global Perspective, 1800-2014,” organized by the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, on March 6. Professor Wu also presented “The Shatan Intellectual Community: The Spread of Han Learning and Rise of Confucian Intellectualism in Late Qing Northern Guizhou” to the annual national meeting of the Association for Asian Studies in Chicago on March 28.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Pinnow Presents Papers at Two Conferences in England

Associate Professor of History Kenneth Pinnow recently gave papers at two conferences held in England. In June, he presented “Therapeutics and the Doctor-Patient Relationship within Early Soviet Medical Ethics” at the workshop on Continuity and Change in Russian Therapy, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He presented “From All Sides: Soviet Criminology, Interdisciplinary Knowledge, and the Search for a
 Unified Understanding of Criminality in the 1920s” at the symposium on Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Relations in Russia, Durham University, on September 20.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Pinnow Presents Papers at Two Conferences in England

Associate Professor of History Kenneth Pinnow recently gave papers at two conferences held in England. In June, he presented “Therapeutics and the Doctor-Patient Relationship within Early Soviet Medical Ethics” at the workshop on Continuity and Change in Russian Therapy, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He presented “From All Sides: Soviet Criminology, Interdisciplinary Knowledge, and the Search for a
 Unified Understanding of Criminality in the 1920s” at the symposium on Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Relations in Russia, Durham University, on September 20.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Wu Publishes Article on “Historiography, Memory, and Myth in Maoist China”

Associate Professor of History Guo Wu’s research article “Recalling Bitterness: Historiography, Memory, and Myth in Maoist China” has been accepted for publication in Twentieth Century China, vol. 39, no. 3 (October 2014), pp. 247-271. His Chinese-language review essay “1956-1966: The Role and Responsibility of Deng Xiaoping” will appear in the October issue of Twenty-First Century Bi-Monthly in Hong Kong. In June, Wu presented a paper, “The Two Dimensions of the New Qing History,” at Chinese History in a Global World: An International Conference on New Approaches to Chinese Historical Studies in Shanghai.

Source: Academics, Publications & Research