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Notice has been received that Professor Albert Bushnell Hart has been selected by the German Government as Harvard exchange professor at the University of Berlin, for the academic year 1914-15. Professor Hart's term of service will fall in the second half year.

Miss Blanch E. Hazard, formerly of the High School of Practical Arts, Boston, has gone to Cornell University, as a professor in the Agricultural College.

Professor Henry Burt Wright, assistant professor of history in Yale College, has been transferred to the Stephen Merrell Clement Professorship of Christian Methods newly established in the Divinity School.

A national conference on the Foreign Relations of the United States under the auspices of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, will be held in Philadelphia on April 3 and 4. Delegates have been appointed by the governors of nearly all the States, and delegations from the leading trade and industrial organizations of the country are expected to attend.

The conference has been divided into six sessions and addresses will be delivered by naval officers, scientists, members of Congress and men prominent in the business world. Some of the topics to be discussed are: "The Present Status of the Monroe Doctrine," "The Mexican Situation; Its Problems and Obligations," The Policy of the United States in the Pacific," and "Elements of a Constructive American Foreign Policy."

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Among those who have already accepted invitations to deliver addresses are: Rear-Admiral F. E. Chadwick, U.S.N., jNewport, R. I.; Rear-Admiral C. M. Chester, U.S.N., and Rear-Admiral Richard Wainwright, U.S.N., Washington; Representative James L. Slayden, of Texas; W. Morgan Shuster; Dr. L. S. Rowe, professor of political science, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. E. C. Stowell, professor of international law, Columbia University, and A. Maurice Low, American correspondent of the "London Morning Post," Washington.

THE MARY HEMENWAY PRIZES IN HISTORY. These prizes were first offered by Mrs. Mary Hemenway in 1881, and are intended to encourage the study of American history in the Boston schools. The competition this year was open to all who graduated from the Latin and High Schools of the city of Boston in the classes 1912 and 1913.

The subjects this year were: "The Work of John Marshall in Interpreting the Constitution"; "The ClaytonBulwer and Hay-Pauncefote Treaties, Their Bearing and Interpretation." The winners of the first and second prizes respectively in the first competition were Helen C. White, of the Girls' High School, 1913, and Eunice S. Coyle, of the Dorchester High School, 1913. The winners in the second competition were Lucy Stern, of the Girls' High School, 1912, and Rose Arenson, of the Girls' High School, 1913.

The first prizes were forty dollars in gold, and the second prizes twenty-five dollars in gold. The presentation of the prizes formed one of the attractive features of the annual celebration of Washington's Birthday at the Old South Church, which was filled with enthusiastic pupils from the public schools.


A meeting of the Association of History Teachers of Maryland was held in Baltimore on Saturday, February 28. The following papers were presented: "The Policy of the United States in Regard to Mexico and Other Latin-American Countries," by Dr. J. H. Latané, professor of American history in the Johns Hopkins University; The Modern

Making of Ancient History," by Dr. R. V. D. Magoffin, associate in ancient history in the Johns Hopkins University. At the conclusion of the program an opportunity was given to members and their friends to visit the Archeological Museum, under the guidance of Dr. Magoffin.

The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Dr. John M. Vincent, Johns Hopkins University; vice-president, Ella V. Ricker, State Normal School, Balti more; secretary-treasurer, Laura J. Cairnes, Western High School, Baltimore.


A Board of Editors, composed of members of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, has been organized to edit a new journal called “The Mississippi Valley Historical Review," the first number of which will appear on June 1, 1914. The "Review," which will appear quarterly, will be devoted to the study of the history of the Mississippi Valley. It will have discussions on all phases of the western march of American civilization, from the early visits of the Spaniards to the Gulf of Mexico until the present day. The publication of the quarterly has been made possible by a guarantee fund subscribed to by individuals and institutions.

The Board of Editors is as follows: Professor Benjamin F. Shambaugh, University of Iowa; Professor Frederic L. Paxson, University of Wisconsin; Professor Archer B. Hulbert, Marietta College; Professor Walter L. Fleming, Louisiana State University; Professor Orin G. Libby, University of North Dakota; Professor Eugene C. Barker, University of Texas; Professor Claude H. Van Tyne, University of Michigan; Professor James A. James, Northwestern University; Professor Clarence W. Alvord, University of Illi nois, managing editor.

The subscription price is $3.00 a year to those who are not members of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, and $2.00 to members of that Association. Subscriptions should be sent to Clarence S. Paine, secretarytreasurer, Lincoln, Neb.


With the coöperation of the National Municipal League and other organizations long interested in the problem of education for citizenship, the United States Bureau of Education is undertaking a comprehensive study of the whole problem of civic education. The work will be under the immediate direction of Mr. Arthur W. Dunn, now of New York, who made for himself a national reputation some years ago by his work in this subject in the public schools of Indianapolis.

In this field of activity the Government Bureau of Education hopes to do officially and systematically what has heretofore been attempted by a number of organizations working independently. Many civic associations throughout the United States have been agitating in behalf of education for citizenship; valuable results have been obtained; and many communities have made important experiments in improving citizenship through the schools and through other agencies. The bureau will seek to coördinate these hitherto separate efforts.

One of the most pressing problems in citizenship education is that of properly equipped teachers. There are few teachers that have had the requisite special training. It will be one of the vital tasks in the new work to find out what can be done to train men and women, whether already in the service or just preparing to teach, for the definite responsibilities and possibilities of direct instruction in citizenship. Present methods of teaching civics will be carefully in





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vestigated. Whether it is sufficient that children should know how the President is elected, or that they should be able to recite the Constitution; to what extent modern social and civic questions-clean streets, pure water, milk supply, fire protection, means of transportation, coöperation, suffrage, divorce, etc. are to be considered: These are the sort of questions to which the new corps of investigators will have to give some attention.

Special effort will be made to report the many attempts on the part of progressive communities to give all school subjects a more definite civic value. In Kansas City, Kans., for example, the chemistry course in the high school is in effect a course in practical civics-such things as water and milk analysis, with their significance in community life, are emphasized, and high school students serve in the municipal laboratories. Cleveland teaches municipal problems in the biology course. Indianapolis has a course in "Community arithmetic" in the elementary schools.

In announcing the bureau's new work, Commissioner Claxton points out that in the larger sense all education is really education for citizenship; that not only is citizenship training coëxtensive with effective education in general, but that "the final justification of public taxation for public education lies in the training of young people for citizenship."



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