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Feb 2, 2016
In Memoriam: Burton Beers
Burton Floyd Beers, professor emeritus of history, passed away on January 30, 2016. Beers served as a member of NC State's history faculty from 1955 until his retirement in 1996. He earned a reputation as a teacher-scholar, an advocate of public education, a leader and public servant. Beers earned the university's first Holladay Medal and also received the Watauga Medal, the university's highest nonacademic honor. He will be remembered for his dedication to his students and colleagues, his love of family and friends, and the positive outlook that rubbed off on everyone around him.
Nov 12, 2015
Outstanding Student Builds Impressive Resume, Here and Abroad
Andriy Shymonyak is an accomplished NC State history and political science double major. The Park Scholar and University Honors Program member has earned several awards and scholarships – including being named a finalist for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Through his deep exploration of Ukrainian politics, history, and how they relate to eastern and central Europe, he has also built an impressive resume as an undergraduate, both here and abroad.
Oct 22, 2015
Humanities research shares national stage at Congressional reception
NC State’s purposeful work in the humanities was highlighted on the national stage Tuesday during a Congressional reception in Washington. Congressman David Price invited members of NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences to discuss their latest research at the event, held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Oct 18, 2016
Bringing the Field School Model to Crooked Tree, Belize Part II: The Student Perspective
Public History PhD student Lisa Withers and Public History Masters student Hannah Scruggs recently spent 6 weeks in Crooked Tree, Belize collecting ethnographic and archival data with their Public History professor, Dr. Alicia McGill. While “field school” is often required for anthropology majors, it is not a standard in public history. Dr. McGill wanted to test the applicability of the field experience for public history students. After a call for applications, she chose Lisa Withers and Hannah Scruggs to work with her. This past summer, they set off for Belize.