Stories From 2014

Oct 6, 2014

Josh Hager, Public History Alumnus, Wins Jeopardy!

Josh Hager, an archivist at the State Archives of North Carolina, recently won “Jeopardy!”,  taking home a $27,000 prize. Josh graduated with a Public History MA from NC State in 2011 and his Master of Science in Information Science at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013. […]

Sep 26, 2014

Amanda Smith, Public History Alumna, Wins Teaching Award!

Amanda Smith, a teacher of social studies at Beaufort County Early College High School and NC State graduate, has been named North Carolina History Teacher of the Year for 2014. The award is sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American […]

Sep 15, 2014

An Antique Find Prompts Academic Research

Research can deepen students' passion for a subject, challenging them to search for answers to complex questions. It permits students to be creators of knowledge, and not simply recipients of past ideas. History major Mike Helms's curiosity about an antique handgun has led to research into a previously under-explored topic.

Jul 24, 2014

Jefferson Guilford – CHASS Thesis Award

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has selected Jeff Guilford’s “Weber and Troeltsch, Friendship, Cooperation, Conflict,” written under the direction of Professor Noah Strote, for the 2014 CHASS Thesis and Dissertation Award. Jeff’s thesis “studies the works of Weber […]

Jun 17, 2014

In Ancient Artifacts, A Newfound Passion

First generation student Jordan Karlis (History and Anthropology) traveled to Jordan to participate in an archaeological dig in 2012. She was hooked on the research and returned to Amman to present her findings at an international conference. Students in an advanced digital video class made this video to explain Jordan's research and to share her transformation from shy student to engaged scholar.

May 30, 2014

CHASS Faculty Earn Prestigious Research Fellowships

Three CHASS faculty members from the Department of History earned nationally-competitive research fellowships for the coming year. Congratulations to David Ambaras, Brent Sirota, and Steven Vincent.

May 14, 2014

CHASS Staff Awards 2014

The college held its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon on April 29, 2014, to recognize and honor CHASS staff, whose efforts, competence, and enthusiasm keep the college humming. Latonya Tucker, executive assistant in the Department of History, and Claudia Kearney, a trainer in the Center for Family and Community Engagement, were this year's winners. Update June 18, 2014: Claudia Kearney of the Center for Family and Community Engagement was selected as one of five employees of North Carolina State University to represent the university at the state level Awards for Excellence.

May 9, 2014

Jimmy Carter’s Geneva Peace Conference; Doomed or Defeated

Schultheiss, Thomas Edward. “Jimmy Carter’s Geneva Peace Conference; Doomed or Defeated?” (Under the direction of Dr. Nancy Mitchell.) This study focuses on the efforts of President Jimmy Carter and his administration in 1977 to convene a comprehensive Middle East peace […]

May 8, 2014

With Great Power and Great Responsibility: The Representation of America’s Social Anxieties and Historical Events in The Amazing Spider-Man, 1962-1979

Shaeffer, Mathew Todd. “With Great Power and Great Responsibility: The Representation of America’s Social Anxieties and Historical Events in The Amazing Spider-Man, 1962-1979.” (Under the direction of Dr. David Zonderman). This thesis examines The Amazing Spider-Man comic series as a […]

May 5, 2014

2014 Faculty Awards

Faculty from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences were recognized for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, advising, research and engagement at an event in Caldwell Lounge April 24, 2014.