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From Humility to Confidence: Lessons from a Semester in Italy

What happens to two Ashbrook Scholars from small towns in Ohio who spend a semester in Florence, Italy? Walking daily in the city that gave birth to the Renaissance, do these students become cultural sophisticates, dropping references to such notable … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Faculty Lead High School Seminars on Primary Documents

Ashbrook’s teacher programs help secondary school social studies teachers present America’s past from the perspective of those who lived it. In online and residence courses, teachers learn how to use primary documents to better understand the voices of the past. … Continue reading »

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Gordon Lloyd Gives Americans Ways to Love the Founders

Gordon Lloyd, Professor of public policy at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, is guest lecturing this week in Ashbrook’s summer residence program of the Master of Arts in American History and Government. The coauthor of three books on the … Continue reading »

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Ben Carson to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on August 21

Dr. Ben Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon and New York Times Best-Selling Author, will be the keynote speaker at the 29th Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner at 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Ashland University.  Sponsored by the Ashbrook … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Named an Oasis of Excellence

The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University has been named one of over 50 Oases of Excellence by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). The Oases of Excellence project recognizes university-based programs that promote the study of American history, … Continue reading »

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Jonah Goldberg Speaks in Cleveland Event

National Review editor and columnist Jonah Goldberg spoke at an Ashbrook event in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday, June 24. His remarks were titled “The Eternal Struggle: Why America’s Conflict of Visions Isn’t Going Away.” Over 100 guests from the Cleveland … Continue reading »

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“Summer Camp for History Teachers”: Weeklong Intensive Courses on America

The tenth annual summer session of the Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) will open on June 22. Affectionately called “summer camp for history teachers” by many in the program, the residence option of MAHG allows secondary … Continue reading »

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Passing Along the Ashbrook Scholar Experience

Recently, two alumni spoke of trying to give their students an educational experience like they received as Ashbrook Scholars. Joseph Postell (2001) completed his Ph.D. at the University of Dallas in 2010 and now teaches Political Science at the University … Continue reading »

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Searle Grant Builds Ashbrook’s Online Masters Program for Teachers

The Searle Freedom Trust has awarded the Ashbrook Center a $250,000 grant to help it develop its promising pilot online graduate level courses in American history and government into a sustainable, fully online Masters degree.  Searle’s grant will fund Ashbrook’s … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Masters Graduate Now On Summer Faculty

Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government offers an unusual breadth of courses to secondary school teachers who want to build their knowledge of American history and government. “We do this by hiring the best faculty we know … Continue reading »

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