Living History: Students Trace Nashville’s Black History as Part of a New Series of University Courses
Thirteen students met during the fall semester for a class called Historic Black Nashville. Taught by Jane Landers and Daniel Sharfstein, the course is part of a new initiative known as the University Courses program, a collaborative model that brings together faculty from different parts of the university to teach students from a variety of majors.
Daniel Sharfstein’s new book explores the clash between two important late-19th-century Americans: an army general from Maine named Oliver Otis Howard and a Nez Perce chief named Joseph, leader of a small band of Native Americans in far northeastern Oregon.
Fifteen faculty members from diverse disciplines have been selected as the first cohort of the Chancellor Faculty Fellows program.