ISOO Chief Leonard Named Senior Aide to U.S. Archivist

This week, Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein announced that J. William Leonard, Director of the Information Security Oversight Office, who will be retiring from the post at year’s end, has agreed to become Senior Counselor to the Archivist beginning in January 2008.

Roy Rosenzweig 1950–2007

Dr. Roy Rosenzweig, the Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of History & New Media at George Mason University, passed away October 11, 2007, of cancer.

At George Mason University, Rosenzweig also headed the Center for History and New Media (which he cofounded), and developed it with a pioneering enthusiasm, making it one of the leading centers for digital history.

George Mason University Awarded Contract to Create a National History Education Clearinghouse

George Mason University has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Education–valued at $7 million if fully funded over five years–to create a National History Education Clearinghouse. The online project, which will be housed in Mason’s Center for History and New Media (CHNM), will focus on historical thinking and learning. It will also help K-12 history teachers become more effective educators and show their students why history is relevant to their daily lives. CHNM will partner in the project with Stanford University, the American Historical Association and the National History Center.