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-y-y ri REVIEW r VOL L ISSUE 8 Setpember 20, 2010 www.uvureview.com J Dr. Nina Silber of Boston University will be speaking on how gender can help in understanding the Civil War, as part of the Turning Points in History lecture series. Gender and tike Civil War By Andrea Lindgren News Editor A short time after the South seceded from the union, 150 years ago this year, a war which caused brother to turn against brother broke out. Scholars have referred to the Civil War as a "brother's war." However, Dr. Nina Silber of Boston University, believes it was as much a woman's war as it was a man's. On Wednesday , Silber will be speaking about why gender is important in understanding the Civil War. The lecture will take place in the Library Auditorium (LI 120), as part of the Turning Points in His Low points high By Jarom Moore News Writer Last year 1,000 students participated in a study about depression, and now it's time to talk about the most depressed state in the country. Dr. Jack L. Jensen, director of psychological services in the Mental Health and Services department on campus since 1977, started this study about depression in Utah. Jensen will be giving a lecture titled "Depression in Utah: Results of an Empirical Study" on Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. in the Library Auditorium (LI 120). The study focuses on UVU Rodeo kicks off fall season with a big victory. Volleyball opens the season with a win! B7 1 tory lecture series, presented by the History department, from 7-8 p.m. on Sept. 22. "It is important to recall that women, perhaps as much as men, became enmeshed in the sectional conflict," Silber writes in the Organization of American Historians Magazine of History. According to Silber, gender is what created the ideology that differentiated the North and the South. It was this ideology that gave both sides a sense of the importance of family, relationships and defending the home, though this was done in different ways for both the union and confederate soldiers. Utah, which has the highest depression rate in the country, and more distinctly on the nature inside this university. "It's just a different world," Jensen said. "I think the stress is a lot greater than it was 30 years ago." He has four hypotheses on why Utah's depression rates are so high. The first is toxic perfectionism, or the need to be flawless and have no weakness. Jensen said to stay tuned for that part; there are really interesting results. The second is the religious culture which can be a two-edged sword to help or harm people with depression. "In many ways, the history of women's involvement in the Civil War is a history of tension and constant struggle to reconcile images with reality," Silber writes in the OAH Magazine of History. "Influenced by Victorian notions of gender behavior, women and men both struggled to understand their new roles and responsibilities in ways consistent with their 19th-century sensibilities." According to Silber, women were called upon in both the North and the South, to make patriotic sacrifices for those they loved and for their country. Yet, it was somewhat difficult for women in the in the mountains Third is the low rate of smoking, drinking and illegal drugs which may mask depression rates, in other states. Last is the uncommonly-low marriage age and its effects on those that aren't married at such a young age. "When I started it was different than now," Jensen said. "Students used to come in with room-mate problems, stress, problems adjusting to school; now there are severe problems such as being abused as a kid, trauma, losses they are suffering through, learning issues and attention deficit." Last year he gave a lecture Are campus food options harmful? Find out in Opinions! Plus more on gender and the Civil War. A9 South to contribute, because they were often discouraged from doing the work of a slave. Because of the more rural setting in the South, men were defending their place at the head of their family and home, says Silber. While men in the North, who were in a more urban setting, had the idea of separate sphere's, a man was in charge of business matters and a woman was in charge of the home. Silber suggests it is possible that this mentality aided somewhat in the triumph of the North because the northern soldiers were more united in defending the Union, their to announce the study and had 1 ,000 students fill out depression questionnaires. Jensen is going to provide contributing factors and show how it will help anyone dealing with depression.Jensen expects a full crowd and hopes it can help anyone suffering from depression or anyone with friends or family with depression. Associate Professor of Psychology, Cameron John, worked with Jensen on the study and will be presenting with him. Ranayi NielsonUVU Review country, while southern men were merely defending their homes from invasion. Silber has been able to examine the attitudes and ideology of men and women in the Civil War through letters written back and forth between soldiers and loved ones. "It gives people a whole new perspective when thinking about the Civil War," Silber said, in regards to letters. "This gives another way of thinking, it gets you in the mindset of the every dayperson." Shane MaryottUVU Review According to Dr. Jack Jensen, there are several characteristics of this valley that may cause many to suffer from depression. I - - 'Turning Points' in History' j By Andrea Lindgren ; News Editor " "' , ; The Turning Points in History program, sponsored by the History department, provides several opportunities for history enthusiasts to get their fix each semester; The program is 'irijts eighth year, and invites ;be. tween one and three historp ans per semester to not only speak to the public, but also to provide a seminar for a select group of History majors. "There are hundreds of lectureship programs in the country, but we wanted to bring something more .than just a lecture, that is why we have the afternoon seminar," History Professor William Cobb said. "It's a more intimate setting." -'. According to Cobb, the seminar allows students-who must complete certain readings beforehand to be invited - the opportunity to talk with a historian of note and find out how the magic of history happens. The seminars also provide History students with a taste of what graduate school will be like, by giving them the chance to interact with a professor in a smaller group setting. . . According to Cobb, the historians who have presented here have been impressed by the students who" have participated. It is Cobb's belief that it is more important to bring a good speaker and historian; to the campus than to worry about the funding for the speaker, as the school seems to always help pitch in to bring great speakers. On Tuesday, Sept. 21, Dr. Nina Silber from Boston University will be speaking in the library auditorium from 7-8 p.m. as part of the Turning Points in History program. ' ; Next semester Turning Points will be presenting Taylor Branch, which according to Cobb, is one of the most famous scholars of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. "I thought it would be a great opportunity for the university to have him on campus," Cobb said.
|Title||UVU Review, 2010-09-20|
|Description||UVU Review is the student newspaper for Utah Valley University, starting with June 02, 2008.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley University--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||UVU Review, 2010-09-20|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|