Jeffrey McClurken, associate professor and chair of history and American studies, co-organized, with the Fredericksburg Area Museum and the National Park Service, and moderated a speakers’ forum on secession—the local kickoff event of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. About 600 people attended the November event, which was combined with a tour of historic Brompton’s grounds: http://www.famcc.org/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=details&id=77:years-of-anguish-lecture-series
McClurken co-organized the Archiving Social Media workshop held at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University in October. A number of UMW faculty and staff participated. Read about the workshop at http://archivingsocialmedia.org.
McClurken gave the keynote address, “Teaching and Learning with Student-Generated, Online, Creative and Public New Media,” at James Madison University’s Teaching and Learning with Technology conference in October. Visit http://sites.jmu.edu/tlt2010/conference-schedule/keynote-speech/
McClurken continues to write for the ProfHacker column in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Check out his posts at http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/author/jmcclurken.
McClurken and Tim O’Donnell, associate professor of communication, used TED talks in their freshman seminar in fall 2009, and the magazine FAST COMPANY took note in the recent article at http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/148/how-ted-became-the-new-harvard.html?page=0,2