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Loyola Professor of History Michael Ross Receives Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award

Loyola press release - October 4, 2005

(New Orleans)-- Loyola University New Orleans professor of history Michael Ross, Ph.D., is a winner of the 2005 Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Book Awards in the discipline of history, for his book, Justice of Shattered Dreams: Samuel Freeman Miller and the Supreme Court during the Civil War Era.
Ross received his doctorate of history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his juris doctor from Duke University School of Law. He has published several articles on a wide variety of topics ranging from Robert E. Lee's death to John A. Campbell and the legal campaign against reconstruction in New Orleans. Ross is recipient to numerous teaching awards, grants and fellowships. His teaching awards include the Loyola University College of Arts & Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award for 2004 and he was the 2001 Loyola University "1540 Society" Teaching Honoree. Ross received fellowships and grants from Loyola University, as well as grants from the University of North Carolina, the New Jersey Historical Research Grant, the Mellon Foundation Disertation Grant, and the American Historical Association Littleton-Griswold Research Grant.
Alpha Sigma Nu is the national honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities. The winners for the 26th annual award in the category of "The Humnaities" were chosen from among 118 entries representing 27 Jesuit institutions. The awards were administered by the Association of the Jesuit Colleges and Universities.
Other recipients of the award in the disciplines of literature/fine arts, philosophy/ethics, and theology were respectively, Rachel Crawford, professor of english from the University of San Francisco, James M. Rhodes, professor emeritus of political science at Marquette University, and the Rev. Francis X. Clooney, S.J., professor of comparative theology at Boston College.