Stories From 2013

Dec 2, 2013

Three CHASS Faculty Named University Faculty Scholars

Three CHASS faculty members have been named University Faculty Scholars, an honor reserved for top NC State early- and mid-career faculty. John Begeny (Psychology), Akram Khater (History) and Tim Stinson (English) are among 20 NC State faculty who will receive $10,000 in donated funds for each of the next five years to support their academic endeavors.

Oct 30, 2013

CHASS 101 Opens Doors and Minds

Knowing where you are, where you fit in and the community’s expectations of you: it all matters. Even more so when you are a freshman entering a campus of more than 34,000 students. CHASS 101 offers an orientation to the culture, resources, research methods, and interdisciplinarity of our unique college.

Oct 24, 2013

Introducing the 2013 CHASS Academic Support Center

CHASS students who have questions concerning anything from how to use Mypack, to registration procedures, GEP requirements, minors, and classroom locations have four additional consultants this year: Meet the 2013 CHASS Academic Support Center’s student advisers. They're located in Caldwell Lounge and ready for walk-ins.

Oct 13, 2013

October Student of the Month

Philip Barefoot is a senior majoring in History and Political Science. He is active in his departmental student clubs and honor societies, and has had government, legal and nonprofit internships. He is currently researching Southern politics, and he looks forward to attending law school after graduation.

Sep 25, 2013

NEH Internships Reinforce the Value of the Humanities

Bryan A. Hum (Poli Sci '13) and Micah Khater (Senior, History) spent the summer of 2013 as interns for the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. They learned about the importance of the humanities in society and worked on an array of projects for the organization.

Sep 17, 2013

WWII Prisoner of War’s Ring Returned After 70 Years, Thanks to History Thesis

Norwood McDowell (MA History '05) never imagined that his thesis would play a pivotal part in bringing home a family heirloom ring that his grandfather-in-law traded for food in 1945 in order to survive a World War II P.O.W. camp.

Aug 27, 2013

History Prof to Lead University Faculty

Professor of History David Zonderman is beginning a two-year term as chair of the NC State faculty senate. In a recent interview with NC State's Bulletin, he outlined his concerns, hopes, and goals.

Aug 12, 2013

CHASS Welcomes New Tenure-Track Faculty for 2013-2014

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes 15 new tenure-track faculty to its ranks this fall. Their research interests range from medical anthropology to Spanish sociolinguistics. Meet these stellar scholars, researchers, and teachers.

Aug 5, 2013

What Lies Ahead for NC State’s Humanities and Social Sciences?

During the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ 50th year, we are not only looking back over our rich history. We are also looking ahead to the next 50 years. In this video, Dean Jeff Braden is joined by faculty, alumni, and students who share their vision for CHASS over the next 50 years.

Jul 29, 2013

Down by the Bay

Historian Matthew Booker examines the intersection between human beings and the natural world. The associate history professor’s new book serves as an environmental history of a western United States estuary where human desire for public access has led to far-reaching ecological changes in a highly contested urban and natural space: the San Francisco Bay.