Student News Roundup
Compiled by Rich Grippaldi, Ph.D. Candidate.

Jeffrey LaMonica, doctoral student in history, contributed an encyclopedia entry for the "U.S. Committee on Public Information (CPI)" to ABC-CLIO's United States at War website in December 2005.

Michael Lynch, doctoral student in history, presented four papers over the past year. In July 2005, he presented “Re-Birth and Redemption: 34th Infantry Division at Hill 609” at the 34th Infantry Division Tri-State Chapter Annual Reunion in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In September he presented "Equal But Unfair: African-American Veterans and the Struggle for Pension Rights" at a conference at the University of Memphis (and also at a conference at Emporia State University in Kansas in March 2006). In October 2005, he presented "Forging Ahead: The Iron Industry of the Confederacy" at the Ironmasters 05 Conference, North Jersey Highlands Historical Society, Tuxedo, New York. In April 2006, he presented “Final Resting Place: Researching African Americans’ Civil War Cemeteries and Pension Records,” at the 6 Regional U.S. Colored Troops Institute Symposium, in Carlisle. He also served as the symposium’s co-chair. Michael was a panelist on the Roundtable on Archives and Research Opportunities in the Philadelphia Area at Temple’s own James A. Barnes Club conference this year. Finally, he had his article “Iron, Lead, and Copper Industries in Appalachia” published in Encyclopedia of Appalachia (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2006).

Andrew McKevitt, doctoral student in history, contributed encyclopedia entries, one on Raymond Aron and the other on NATO, to the upcoming Encyclopedia of the Cold War, to be published by Routledge. In May he will present his research on Japanese animation, globalization, and the Cold War at the International Conference on Asian Comics, Gaming, and Animation at York University in Toronto.

Jason Smith, doctoral student in history, won a summer internship for 2006 at the Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia. He will be working in the Ships Histories Branch, researching and writing ships’ histories for the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

For more news on CENFAD-associated students, see the articles “CENFAD Shines at 2006 Barnes Club Conference” and “McKevitt, Grippaldi, and Klinek Win Awards at Barnes Club Conference” elsewhere in this issue.