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Undergraduate Student Research

This Day in History


Students have the opportunity to produce short works that highlight important historical moments relating to their specific course work. Pulling from a wide range of classes that examine everything from the discourse of citizenship to media studies, these “This Day in History” essays will be featured on the Department’s Facebook page on the anniversary of the day in which they are commemorating.

Fall 2011

9.18.2011 - A Speech to End Slavery, by Brendon Lenzi

9.21.2011 - The Power of a Few Words: The Clinton Scandal Polarizes Political Discourse, by Christopher Gunnerson

9.28.2011 - America's Final Fight for Freedom: The Battle of Yorktown Begins, by Gerald Ung


9.28.2011 - From Carson to Comedy: Johnny Carson and the Rise of SNL, by Katlyn Jackson

10.2.2011 - Thurgood Marshall Becomes First African-American Supreme Court Justice, by Amanda Heersink

10.5.2011 - TV & the President: A New Communication Style for America, by Tracie Johnson

10.10.2011 - On the Road to Two Wars, by Ben Swales

 

10.14.2011 - iPhone 4S Hits Shelves on Commemorative “Steve Jobs Day”, by Emmanuel Hernandez

 

10.16.2011 - Silent Protest Rocks the Olympic Games, by Melissa Paris


10.24.2011 - The History of the 40 Hour Work Week, by David Somerville


10.27.2011 - Before the Birth of the War for Independence, by Thao Nguyen


10.26.2011 - Launch of First Commercial Satellite Boosts Wireless Industry, by John Burcl


10.26.2011 - “Your Choice for Local News”: Early Media Diversification Gives Rise to a Second Palm Springs News Station, by Ruta Banyte


10.26.2011 - Celebrity Actress/Singer Judy Garland, Age 12, Appears On First Radio Show, by Matthew Aragon

 

10.26.2011 - The Magic Touch: “DisneyLand” T.V. Series Elevates ABC Network Ratings, Manifests Theme Park, by Kseniya Kreyman

10.31.2011 - Halloween's Rich History in America, by Candies Liu


11.7.2011 - The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967: PBS, NPR and…Mr. Rogers to the Stand?, by Faleta B. Delaney


11.7.2011 - Iran: The Clash of Cultures and Commodities, by Dezie Bement


11.16.2011 - Congress Says 46th State Is Aye OK!, by Kristin Barrett


11.22.2011 - America Grieves for a Lost President, by Alyssa Paiz

11.24.2011 - Adapting to Darwin: A Book That Changed the World, by Gordon B. Hamby


11.24.2011 - The History of Thanksgiving, by Brittany Strobl


12.5.2011 - The First Medal of Honor, by Ahoud Alsharia


12.5.2011 - Tapped Out: Prohibition Comes to an End, by Brandon Dykes

12.9.2011 - Documented Historic UFO Sighting Remains a Mystery, by Miguel Alvarado


12.9.2011 - First Daily Newspaper in New York Stands Against Early French Influence, by Alexis Meier


12.10.2011 - The Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, by Pamela Kaufman

12.16.2011 - The Boston Tea Party, by Lee Tran

 

12.20.2011 - Radio Australia Goes International, by Marissa Lucero

 

12.26.2011 – Boxing Up Gifts, Or Boxing Up Crowds? by Sarah Hultgren

 

12.27.2011 - Radio City is Born, by Brianna Westlake

 

12.27.2011 - Radio City Turns 79, by Corey Brown

 

12.29.2011 - Sheb Wooley Put His Stamp on First Commercial Record, by Sydney Froistad

 

12.31.2011 - The History of the Ball Drop, by Jenika Catbagan

 

1.1.2012 - January 1 & Immigration in Perspective, by Lee Trice

 

1.4.2012 - Bob Hope, Long Playing Records, Lassie and More Highlight This Historical Day in Mass Media, by Sean Sullivan

 

1.5.2012 - Nightline Extends Show Length, by Sarah Puorro

 

1.12.2012 - America Meets All In The Family, by Mary Ozanic 


1.18.2012 - President Theodore Roosevelt Send First Trans-Atlantic Radio Transmission, by Lydia Hooper

 

1.18.2012 - Co-Inventor of Telephone, Thomas A. Watson, is Born, by Rebecca Hulse