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. […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.