Monthly Archives: April 2020

WWI DISPATCH April 2020

A newsletter from the World War One Centennial Commission.


View this in your browser

Header Image 09172019

April 2020


App group image Beta Release

New WWI Memorial “Virtual Explorer” Beta Release available end of this week

The innovative new “National WWI Memorial Virtual Explorer” app is planning to publish its Beta Release by the end of the week and you can sign up to participate now. This innovative “Augmented Reality” smartphone app for iOS and Android will allow anyone to place a 3D model of the entire National WWI Memorial now under construction in Washington DC, INTO their living room, back yard, driveways (and someday soon their classrooms). With the app people will be able to experience, explore and discover many aspects of WWI. Click here to read more about the exciting new app, and sign up to receive the Beta Release, and get an early look at the product.

App webinar thumbnail

Not sure what the “WWI Memorial Virtual Explorer” is? Click on the image at left to watch a replay of the recent special webinar introducing participants to the innovative  “Augmented Reality” smartphone app. Viewers got an insider, behind the scenes look at what is coming from members of the development team.  Click to watch the entire webinar, and learn how Augmented Reality is already “really here TODAY.”


Daughters of the American Revolution Supports the National WWI Memorial

DAR logo

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has become an official sponsor for the construction of the National World War I Memorial with a $100,000 donation. The DAR is also encouraging individual members and chapters to support the Memorial, which “also honors the memory of the Daughters who served with valor during this time.” Click here to read the entire story of this generous donation by a great American organization.


This Giving Tuesday We Would Like to Give Back to You

Giving TuesdayNow May 2020

May 5, 2020 has been widely designated as “Giving Tuesday a Global Generosity Movement” to unleash the power of people and organizations to transform their communities, and the world, as a response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. While you may be “Staying Home,” or are one of our “Essential Workers,” or in some cities easing your way back into public life… we want to thank you for your bravery and steadfastness, much like our WWI Doughboys. Click here to find out more.


The American Women who reported WWI

Harriett Chalmers Adams

Harriett Chalmers Adams (left), writing for National Geographic, was one of the the pioneer American Women who reported the First World War. Historian Chris Dubbs discusses the challenges, the triumphs and the stories of these women in his book, An Unladylike Profession: American Women War Correspondents in World War I, to be published in July 2020. Click here to read an extensive interview with Dubbs, and learn how the women reporters’ “determination and ingenuity to cover the war became an interesting element of their reporting.”


Instead of Laying Off Workers, National World War I Museum Redeploys Them to Expand Digital Archive

WWI letter

Even when the National World War I Museum and Memorial is open, the majority of its vast holdings aren’t on public display but stored for safekeeping. Now, with a metro-wide stay-at-home order keeping the Kansas City museum closed, museum employees who usually work with guests are helping transcribe about 10,000 digitized pages from letters, diaries and journals. Click here to read more about what Museum President and CEO Matthew Naylor calls “the brilliant idea to use this time and transition part of our staff toward our goal of fully transcribing these items from the collection.”


Jeannette Rankin’s history-making moment overshadowed by WWI vote

Jeanette Rankin

It was on April 2, 1917 that Jeannette Rankin became the first woman in Congress. But within days, she became the target of national scorn for voting against America’s entry into World War I. The same day that she officially became the first female member of Congress, President Wilson addressed Congress encouraging it to pass a declaration of war. Three days later, she told her colleagues “I want to stand by my country, but I cannot vote for war”. Click here to read more about how Rankin’s decision established herself as both an active member of Congress and a staunch anti-war representative.


Cook Quarantine-Friendly WWI Recipies

Apealing war fare

If you’re running low on flour or getting tired of feeding your sourdough starter, the National World War I Museum and Memorial has some alternative culinary options for your perusal. The Kansas City institution offers a host of online exhibitions, including one dedicated to the critical role that food played during the Great War. Titled “War Fare: From the Homefront to the Frontlines,” the show includes a list of recipes first published in the 1918 Win the War in the Kitchen cookbook. Click here to read more about these century-old recipes that may bring relief to modern day kitchens currently under siege.


Meet the forgotten hero First World War pilot from Wallingford, Connecticut

Lufbery

French-American pilot Lt. Raoul Lufbery, shown at left in France during World War I,  joined the Lafayette Escadrille, a French command volunteer group of mostly American fighter pilots that was named in honor of the French hero of the American Revolution, Marquis de Lafayette. After the U.S. entered the war in 1917, Lufbery became the commanding officer of the U.S. 94th Aero Squadron. Officially hailing from Wallingford, CT, though he never stayed in one place for long, Lufbery had served with France’s foreign service since the outbreak of World War I. Click here to read more about this aviator who is still honored today in his adopted New England hometown.


Answering the Call: American Nursing and the Flu Pandemic of 1918-1919

Lisa Budreau

When the United States entered the First World War in 1917, the US Army Medical Department officials believed they had learned vital lessons about disease from the Spanish-American War. Feeling better prepared for war than ever before, and with stronger preventive measures in place, such as a proven vaccination program against smallpox and typhoid fever, its preparation still fell short of the demands that lay ahead. Neither it, nor any other medical organization in the world, could do much to cope with the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919. To combat the flu, the Army’s Medical Department relied heavily on the Army Nurse Corps. Click to read more in this in-depth article by Lisa M. Budreau, Ph.D.Senior Curator of Military History at Tennessee State Museum.


How the women of Orange County, NC responded to WWI and the Spanish Flu

Orange County NC women

World War I called on the women of America to serve their country as best they could. Expected to be housewives and caretakers to their families, American women had lives that were far from independent. But in Orange County, NC, a tiny dot on a map of the world, women worked hard to support the war effort, expanding into new roles, and their efforts in WWI did not go unnoticed. Click here to discover how, from working in “war circles” to serving in the Red Cross at home and overseas, the women of Orange County made an out-sized impact.


Doughboy MIA for April 2020

A.N.R.E.F.

A man is only missing if he is forgotten.

Our Doughboy MIA this month  is a little different. This month we are not featuring one man but instead featuring a whole group: the men missing from the American North Russia Expeditionary Force.

Commonly known as the ‘Polar Bears’, these men came from the 339th Infantry Regiment and 310th Engineers of the 85th Division, with the majority of the men originating from Michigan. Between 1918 and early 1920 America sent these men over as part of a multi-national task force with the allies to assist the ‘White Russian’ forces in their war against the Communist Russian forces. Their base of operations was Archangel. And while their mission was not supposed to be one of offensive action, they nevertheless suffered some 553 casualties, including a number of MIA’s.

Following the withdrawal of American forces and the eventual success of the Communist’s in the war, the Soviets refused to work with the U.S. government for repatriation of known held American POW’s and KIA remains unless the Washington would recognize the Soviet government. Washington was not ready to do so, and negotiations ended there. Then in 1929, in a rare moment of cooperation, the Soviets allowed a mission from the American organization Veterans of Foreign Wars onto Russian soil to search for missing U.S. remains. The result was the recovery of some 86 sets of remains returned to the United States. Then, once again, the doors closed until 1934, when another expedition was allowed over following then President Roosevelt’s official recognition of the Soviet government in 1933. This expedition returned with a further 14 sets of remains.

But there are still remains unaccounted for – 19 sets, in fact. Is there a possibility of locating these men? The odds seemed extremely remote. However, in 2018 a set of remains believed to be those of Sergeant Samuel Pearse, an Australian serving in the British army contingent sent to North Russia, were apparently discovered at the site of what is believed to have once been an allied military cemetery in the area of operations of the ANREF. The speculation is that American remains may also be buried there. The amateur Russian team responsible for the discovery contacted Mr. Mike Grobbel, who is not only the big kahuna of the Polar Bear Association, but also THE guy for the ANREF here at Doughboy MIA. Their announcement that they had likely located the remains was followed by a request for assistance in possibly searching for U.S. remains. The Doughboy MIA team has dug out what records we could find on the burials and the missing men and is passing all this information along to Mike, who is direct liaison to the Russians and is heading this Doughboy MIA Mission.

NOTE: with the Covid-19 thing having everyone locked down, and the necessary legalities of dealing with foreign governments and language barriers, this investigation is sort of in a holding pattern. But rest assured: we are on this and moving on it as quickly as we are able. Stay tuned!

Would you like to assist with this most difficult undertaking? You can! Making a tax deductible* donation today to the non-profit Doughboy MIA organization will go a long way toward getting us back into the National Archives – when we are allowed to – to search out paperwork we still need to make these recoveries a more serious possibility. If we’re to go to Russia and help, WE need to have the desk based research done to find these guys! Won’t you help? WE KNOW things are tight now, but they WILL get better, and the size of the donation does not matter. Give what you can and accept our deepest thanks (and theirs too). Just go to www.ww1cc.org/mia and give today. And remember:

A man is only missing if he is forgotten.

— Robert Laplander

* Remember, because of the CARES Act, donations up to $300 ($600 for joint filers) are tax deductible, even if the tax filer cannot itemize and therefore takes the standard deduction.


Official WWI Centennial Merchandise

Black Pique Polo Shirt

Black Pique Polo Shirt with WWI Centennial logo

Inspired by the iconic image of a U.S. Doughboy, you can wear your American pride with this Made in the USA polo shirt. An informal term for a member of the U.S. Army or Marine Corps, “Doughboys” especially used to refer to the American Expeditionary Forces in World War One. Largely comprised of young men who had dropped out of school to join the army, this poignant lone silhouette of a soldier in trench warfare serves as a reminder of those who sacrificed so much one century ago.

Shirt features: Navy with white Doughboy embroidery. 100% combed cotton pique, 6.2 oz. pre-shrunk fabric. Shirt has 3 wood-tone buttons, and side seam design for shape retention. Men’s sizes available S – 2XL.

A portion of the proceeds from this purchase will help build the new National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC.

This and many other items are available as Official Merchandise of the United States World War One Centennial.


Memorial Camera

You can keep track of progress at the new National World War I Memorial through construction site time lapse video, or a live video feed from the site. Click here to take a look, and also find out how you can help finish this national tribute to the 4.7 million Americans who served, and the 116,516 who did not come home from World War I.


Genealogy book FREE DOWNLOAD


you can help - shop using amazon smile


Poppy Seed Side Ad


Doughboy MIA


Pershing Sponsors

Pershing level sponsors post 11.18

The Lilly Endowment Logo

email us


websitefacebooktwitter


Garland Langhorn Spain

A Story of Service from the Stories of Service section of ww1cc.org

Garland Langhorn Spain

Submitted by: Jacob Parks, Administrative Support Specialist, The Country Doctor Museum

Photos provided by Eddie Lynch {Grandson}

Garland Langhorn Spain born around 1890, Garland Spain served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The enlistment was in 1917 and the service was completed in 1919.

Story of Service

Garland Langhorn Spain was born on July 17, 1890 in the small community of Jarrett’s Depot in Sussex County, Virginia to Benjamin and Josephine Gates Spain.

By 1910, Garland Spain continued living in Virginia and worked as a farmer to support his widowed mother. For reasons that are unclear, Spain relocated to Rocky Mount, N.C., where he lived at the time of his registration for World War I on June 5, 1917.

Garland Spain was inducted into military service with the U.S. Army on September 20, 1917 and took up arms as a corporeal with Company E of the 322nd Infantry, 81st Division. After training, Spain set sail on the troop transport ship Helenus on July 31, 1918 from Brooklyn, New York to Europe.

Spain received severe wounds while fighting in the Great War. Either on November 9 or 11, 1918, Garland Spain was shot twice while advancing on six German machine guns that wounded the rest of Spain’s squadron near Moranville, France.

Read Garland Langhorn Spain’s entire Story of Service here.

Submit your family’s Story of Service here.


Honor the Stories of Service of ALL Who Served.

Do Your Bit to Help Build the new National World War I Memorial.

Donation Progress Maquette - $4.2M left to raise


Watch & Teach: #WePledgeAllegiance Challenge + More! Wreaths Across America: Mission Matters Newsletter

An item from the Wreaths Across America organization.


Click to view this email online.

This past weekend, I had the honor of representing the Wreaths Across America family, surrounded by many of my own family, in a network morning news segment detailing our #WePledgeAllegiance challenge. The goal of sharing this message with a national audience was to serve as a reminder that now, more than ever, it is so important for us to come together as Americans.

As we head into May – a month devoted to honoring our nation’s military and their families – and we remain at home teaching our youth from kitchen tables, I encourage you that now is the time to TEACH your children the pledge of allegiance and what the flag stands for.  And most important, help them to learn about the men and women who have served and sacrificed for this country so that all who live here may remain free.️

With gratitude,

Karen Worcester
Executive Director

We want to hear from you and your community – join us in the #WePledgeAllegiance Challenge. Record your child(ren) reciting the pledge, tag Wreaths Across America official Facebook page and use the hashtag #WePledgeAllegiance.

Watch Now
Save The Date
Sunday, July 19, 2020 – LIVE from around the nation!
Wreaths Across America’s Giving in July Concert
This LIVE VIRTUAL event will stream on Facebook and will include live entertainment by music stars and dedications from around the country.

Performers and special guests to be announced in May – stay tuned!


Monthly Features

KID’S CORNER

13-year-old Elise Ketler is a student at the Ryan Gloyer Middle School in Pennsylvania. Elise says her Mom discovered Wreaths Across America on the internet and she participated in her first wreath-laying activities at Arlington National Cemetery in 2017 when she was in sixth grade. Elise raised enough money in 2018 to place 111 wreaths and last year she raised enough to cover 258 headstones.

To hear Elise’s story, tune in to Wreaths Across America Radio on Friday, May 1, 2020, during the LIVE Morning Show 6-10 am EST. Listen live at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/radio or download the app to your phone and listen anywhere!

Read More

In 2019, 4,078 Sponsorship Groups raised funds to sponsor veterans’ wreaths to be placed on the headstones of our nation’s military service members at 2,158 participating locations?

More than half these groups include youth and military service organizations, civic, community and athletic groups, corporate and educational programs and more. With each $15 wreath sponsored, groups are raising $5 back for their own community programs.

Find a Sponsorship Group in your community and help do good twice with your $15 by honoring a veteran AND giving back to your local community. Or, sign up to fundraise as your own Sponsorship Group in 2020.

Featured Fundraiser: Stem to Stone VIRTUAL 5K Races

Each registration will place a veteran’s wreath this December at the location of your choosing. Runners will also receive a race bib where they can write who they are running to remember, a finishers medal, and the first 200 registrants will receive an event t-shirt.

Help support your community, get outside and be part of a fun, safe, virtual fundraising event!

Register Now
LISTEN TO WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA RADIO – ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!
Each December, hundreds of volunteer trucking companies and professional truck drivers support our mission. Subscribe now if  you’d like to be added to our new quarterly email newsletter for our valued transportation partners.
Subscribe Now

#WorthFightingFor2020

Join us each month for a small sampling of the amazing stories we hear of Americans stepping up in their communities and living lives worth fighting for. 


John Cena Pays for Retired Veteran’s Groceries at Publix in Florida

Read More

Man honors veteran who died from COVID-19 with taps

Read More

New York City police grocery shop for elderly Korean War veteran stuck inside

Read More

Son surprises 101-year-old veteran father with drive-by birthday party

Read More

Connect With Us:
   
Contact Us:

Phone: 1 (877) 385 9504
Email: helpdesk@wreathsacrossamerica.org

Wreaths Across America HQ, 4 Point Street, Columbia Falls, ME 04623

April Issue of MDFF News

An item from the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation.


View this email in your browser

April 2020 Issue of MDFF News

The eNewletter of the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation

The Board of The Memorial Day Flowers Foundation hope all are keeping safe with your families during this pandemic.

Memorial Day Update 
Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) continues to be closed for visitors until at least May 22. This week the ANC Administration will make a final decision regarding Memorial Day visits and flower handouts. We’ll let you know when we learn their decision.

Most of the Cemeteries under the authority of the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) are open to visitors under “Social Distance” protocol.  Many of you or your group plan to receive a box of 250-500 flowers to place during Memorial Day Weekend. Please check with your Cemetery Director for guidance.

Sponsor Flowers
Build a Bucket Campaign
Volunteer

Quotes from French High School Students Who Laid Flowers at Arlington National Cemetery  

Brayan Boucheron, 15 years old: 
When I laid my flowers at graves, I felt a little awkward: I had not been able to help the brave men I was honoring for their courage in combat… They had died without my being able to help them in any way…

Mattéo Impératrice, 13 years old: 
Arlington National Cemetery is the most heartbreaking site we have visited during our trip. I was very honored to put flowers on some graves, but I also felt that I did not deserve such an honor, as if I were out of place… However I did my best to fulfill the mission I had been given and thus honor the memory of these men and women.

Laurine Ulmann, 13 years old:
Our flower laying took place in section 67 of the Cemetery, and our undertaking was not a trivial matter. I did not fear reading the names of the deceased properly, and did not fear honoring properly those who had lost their lives in battle. So, to make sure my tribute to these brave men and women was up to their courage, I took my time and read every name twice. I had tears in my eyes while doing so. As I just said, our flower laying was not a trivial matter at all…

Lou Delaplace-Poilblanc, 12 years old: 
Before each of the graves I put flowers on, I felt like a tiny grain of sand on a beach… One moment marked me particularly … An American came to me to ask for a rose. He then went to lay it at the foot of a headstone… I was moved by his initiative and I will never forget this moment.

Gabriel Lahrach, 13 years old: 
The representatives of the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation which had supplied us with roses asked us not to lay any flowers at the foot of Jewish graves. I learned that in their culture, nothing perishable should adorn these graves, which explains why only small stones or pebbles are placed on them.

Justine Denuncq, 14 years old: 
While I was laying flowers at some graves, an American family approached me and asked me to take a picture of them next to a grave that they had beautifully adorned with flowers but also beautifully decorated with various items. This grave was undoubtedly the last resting place of a relative since they were crying. I was deeply affected by their sadness, but I was also happy to immortalize this extremely emotional moment which meant so much to them. I was extremely touched by their kind words of thanks.

Arthur Amanieux-Kunlin, 13 years old: 
I would like to thank this American association, which, a little before our ceremony, enabled us to discover Arlington National Cemetery in a solemn, personal and humane way. Reading aloud the names engraved on some of the headstones was not a trivial act: this reading gave profoundness to this morning, which could not be limited to a simple visit of the site. Reading the names of former soldiers, I felt responsible, responsible for a mission, a great mission that had been given to us by an association that had showed great confidence in us.

Read the complete letter from their teacher

DONATE
Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
Instagram Instagram
Copyright © 2020 Memorial Day Flowers Foundation, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in either through our website, when you volunteered, or when you made a donation.

Our mailing address is:

Memorial Day Flowers Foundation

781 Beach St Ste 302

San Francisco, CA 94109-1245

WWI Webinar Series: “The Soldier’s and the Artist’s Journey”

An item from World War One Centennial Commission.


WWI Webinar Series

Building the National WWI Memorial
In Washington, D.C.

Dough Foundation with WWI Commission logo

Friday May 1, 2020 , 1p Eastern •  “The Soldier’s and the Artist’s Journey”

Sabin Howard sculpting soldier 1


Friday, May 1, 2020 @ 1pm Eastern

“The Soldier’s and the Artist’s Journey”
The Making of The WWI Memorial Sculpture


Meet Sabin Howard, the classical figurative sculptor for the new National WWI Memorial in Washington DC.

The 58′ long, 38-figure, bronze sculpture tells the story of America’s role in World War I through the eyes of a father and his family.

It is called “A Soldier’s Journey” and to create it, the artist himself has gone through a transformative journey, blending his traditional figurative sculpting approach with powerful new 3D computer technologies.

In this one hour webinar, we will be exploring both journeys that are resulting in a brilliant new work of art to honor the American Experience and all those who served in WWI.


Click to Register


Download Special:

All attendees will receive a high resolution image of the sculpture maquette, the 1/6 scale model of the sculpture created by Sabin Howard during the development of “A Soldier’s Journey”.


Short Documentary Bonus

"Selling WWI" documentary

100 years ago, President Woodrow Wilson understood that he not only needed to mobilize a vast new army, but he also needed to “SELL THE WAR” to the American People.

He needed America to “buy into” the “War Effort” AND he needed Americans to literally “buy into” the war with cash – by buying WAR BONDS.

This fascinating 6 minute documentary tells the story about how the Wilson Administration got the American People on board.

Click to Register



View videos from our Previous 2020 Webinar Series



Important travel update; faculty award; colloquium recap; Ross Prize accepting applications

An update from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.


Canadian Studies Announcements
IN THIS ISSUE:
Important COVID-19 update: Canadian airlines suspend US-bound flights; new guidelines for air travel to Canada
In the News: CAN affiliate Dan Kammen elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Event Recap: Student Research Roundtable
Rita Ross Undergraduate Prize now accepting applications
COVID-19 Update: Canadian Airlines suspend travel to US; New Guidelines for Anyone Returning to Canada
As of today, April 27th, 2020, all Canadian air carriers will suspend scheduled services to the United States. Please consult the websites of the various Canadian airlines to see when regular services will resume. Currently, some US air carriers still have scheduled flights between Canada and the US. If you are planning to return to Canada by air, it is recommended that you finalize your arrangements now and do not delay your return.
As part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19, new guidelines were released last week that apply to any person returning to Canada by air, including the following of key importance:
  1. Travelers experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must enter a mandatory 14-day isolation.
  2. Travelers not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must enter a 14-day quarantine.
  3. Non-medical masks or face coverings are now required while in the airport and travelling by plane.
It is critically important to adhere to the new guidelines. The slower the spread of COVID-19, the faster we can get back to restaurants and concerts, sporting events and spending time with family and friends.
Further information on COVID-19 for Canadians in the US can be found here.
Canadian Studies Faculty Affiliate Daniel Kammen Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Canadian Studies sends our congratulations to faculty affiliate Professor Daniel Kammen, who was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The Academy, founded in 1780, honours distinguished leaders in a variety of scholarly and artistic disciplines.
Professor Kammen is a professor of energy and resources, public policy and nuclear engineering and director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory. His research focuses on energy supply and transmission, smart grid and low-carbon energy systems, life-cycle impacts of transportation options and energy for community development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Professor Kammen has previously served as a member of the Canadian National Advisory Panel on Sustainable Energy Science and Technology Strategy.
Read more at Berkeley News.
Event Recap: Student Research Panel
Canadian Studies ended our spring events lineup last week with a student research panel. The event highlighted original projects undertaken by UC Berkeley students who received research funding from Canadian Studies. The panel was our third event this semester held online, and one of our most successful overall, drawing both longtime Canadian Studies community members and others interested in the specific research projects displayed. Our thanks to everyone who attended!
First to present was Boróka Bó, a doctoral candidate in sociology and demography. Boróka received a Hildebrand Fellowship to conduct research in Toronto on how socioeconomic status affected perceptions of “time scarcity” among retired people. Using a combination of survey data and in-person interviews, she discovered that while individuals from both ends of the economic spectrum experienced time-pressure, lower-income people experienced it more negatively due to quality-of-life issues caused by problems such as dangerous neighborhoods, financial stress, and caregiver responsibilities. Boróka will present her findings to the American Sociological Association this summer.
Our second speaker was Fallon Burner, an undergraduate history major and descendent of the Wendat Nation. Fallon conducted her research on language revitalization efforts on the Wendake Reserve in Québec. She argued that language plays a vital role in Indigenous communities, and suggested that revitalization projects could alleviate transgenerational cultural trauma. As a historian, she stressed the importance of increasing Indigenous voices in the field, and advocated for Native people to reclaim agency over their own narratives. After Fallon graduates next month, she will continue her research at a master’s program at the University of Saskatchewan.
Rita Ross Undergraduate Prize In Canadian Studies Open
The Rita Ross Undergraduate Prize in Canadian Studies was established to honor Dr. Rita Ross, longtime associate director of the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program, and supports undergraduate students pursuing a research topic related to Canada in a UC Berkeley class or independent study project. The prize is awarded annually to the student who has written the best undergraduate research paper or produced the best original project that engages with topics, people or events related to Canada. Decisions about awards are made by the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair in Canadian Studies in consultation with other faculty affiliated with the Canadian Studies program.
Eligibility: The prize competition is open to any UC Berkeley undergraduate student in good academic standing, in any college or discipline.
The prize is awarded at the end of the Spring semester. The recipient receives a certificate and an award of $250.
Application for 2019-2020
Deadline: May 22, 2020
The Canadian Studies Program invites applications from undergraduate students in good standing at UC Berkeley for the Rita Ross Undergraduate Prize in Canadian Studies. Applicants should upload the following to the Canadian Studies Program through the official application form on the Canadian Studies homepage.
  • A copy of an original paper or project produced in a UC Berkeley class or independent study during the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • A cover letter providing information about the class for which the work was produced, including course name, number, and instructor’s name, and how the work relates to Canada.
  • A letter of support by the course instructor or faculty mentor highlighting the strengths of the work.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720

 

Discover the story of the remarkable spy princess

A virtual item from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


View this email in your browser
Educating your children at home? Looking for something different to do?

Discover the story of the remarkable spy princess and heroine of the Second World War, Noor Inayat-Khan.

You can now explore our interactive exhibition ‘Noor Inayat-Khan: Woman of Conspicuous Courage’ from your own home online here and download free educational resources and lesson plans for Primary and Key Stages 3 and 4.

Discover the exhibition now
Armed with a false passport and a pistol, Noor became the first female radio operator to be sent to Nazi–occupied France.

Learn all about Noor’s remarkable story of courage and how she defied boundaries and expectations. Discover the Runnymede Memorial, where Noor is commemorated, from your own home.

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Copyright © 2020 CWGF, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted in on our website or via one of our apps.

Our mailing address is:

CWGF

2 Marlow Road

Maidenhead, SL6 7DX

United Kingdom