University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations


January 13, 2005
Contact: Jennifer Ekman at (251) 460-6360

USA Professor to Lecture at Cambridge, Oxford

Dr. Marsha Hamilton, University of South Alabama assistant professor of history, will offer lectures at Cambridge and Oxford in England.

On Jan. 31, Hamilton will give a lecture, "The Rise of British Communities in Early Massachusetts," to the Postgraduate Seminar in American History at Cambridge University. Then, on Wednesday, Feb. 2, she will speak on the same topic to the Postgraduate Seminar in American History at Oxford University.

"It's an honor, and it really is exciting to go over there and talk about what I've been working on for so long," Hamilton said.

She was recommended to the head of the American History program at Cambridge by Dr. Clarence Mohr, chair of USA's history department.

Before receiving her doctorate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Hamilton worked as a museum curator in New York, Michigan and California.

University of South Alabama College of Arts & Sciences

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The college also provides the core liberal arts education for all University students, introducing them to a broad spectrum of knowledge in each of four main areas: the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and fine and performing arts.

The faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences are actively engaged in research, which enables them to integrate recent advances in knowledge into the classroom. They contribute to the growth of knowledge through their research, publications and creative achievements, both in their professions and in the community.

The College of Arts and Sciences currently enrolls 3,562 students. USA has more than 54,000 alumni.

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