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Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar

Nov 30, 2015

Congratulations to this year’s selected participants for the Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar!

Five UIC students have been awarded seats in the Spring 16 Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar, Break the Chains: Revolt, Rebellion, and Resistance in the World of Atlantic Slavery:

Katherine Ashcraft (junior, Teaching of History)

Rachel Holt, (junior, History)

Zorgie Sanchez (senior, major in English-Media, Rhetorical, and Cultural Studies and minor in African American Studies).

Travell Williams, (senior, double major in English-Media, Rhetorical, and Cultural Studies and African American Studies)

Arturo Luna Loranca, (senior, Latin American and Latino Studies)

About the seminar:

The Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar is a team-taught interdisciplinary course that is open to undergraduates from four Chicago-area universities (DePaul, Loyola, UIC, and Roosevelt).  Its goal is to enable the participating students to take part in an intensive classroom experience that will culminate in the preparation of an independent research project.  This project will draw on the Newberry Library’s unparalleled collections on the history and culture of Europe and the Americas. Students in the program are assigned individual study areas at the Newberry and are encouraged to work closely with the Newberry staff.

This spring’s seminar, Break the Chains: Revolt, Rebellion, and Resistance in the World of Atlantic Slavery, will be co-taught by Professor John Donoghue (History, Loyola University) and Professor Jeffrey Glover (English, Loyola University).

UIC English majors are encouraged to participate in the annual contest to be awarded a spot in the spring semester Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar. The topic for next year’s seminar will be announced in early fall.


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