History Weekend Asks: Climate Science — Whom Do You Trust?
NC State's Department of History plays a critical role in the discussion of climate change. Join us for History Weekend, featuring Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, who will give a historian's perspective in her address, "Climate Science: Whom Do You Trust?"
Jonathan Ocko: In Memoriam
NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences announces with great sadness the sudden and unexpected death of Jonathan Ocko, professor and head of the Department of History, on January 22, 2015. A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 am, April 12, 2015, at SAS Hall on the NC State campus.
Celebrating the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies
NC State recently celebrated an exceptionally generous $8.1 million gift to endow the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Representing the largest single gift in the history of the college, the Khayrallahs are creating the first privately endowed center at NC State, and the world’s first center on Lebanese culture and history outside of Lebanon. Enjoy pictures from the event where the gift was announced.
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.
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.
NC Literary Festival: Treats Galore for Lit Lovers
Make plans now to attend the NC Literary Festival April 3 - 6 in and around the Hunt Library on NC State's Centennial Campus. Hear your favorite authors from across the university and across the country read from their work. Discuss genres ranging from poetry to cooking, fiction and science fiction. Take a workshop in bookmaking, comics or pop-up books. Fun for all ages. And it's free!
Maymester: One Course, Three Weeks, Three Credits
Last May, CHASS piloted Maymester, a three-week academic session that combines an intensive schedule with small class sizes to create an enriching and in-depth educational experience for professors and students alike. Based on positive feedback from faculty and students, the college has been asked to organize Maymester 2014.
NC Museum of History Exhibit Highlights Lebanese Americans’ Stories
The first exhibition to commemorate the history of Lebanese immigrants who have made North Carolina their home since the 1880s will open Saturday, Feb. 22, at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Cedars in the Pines will highlight the diverse experiences and contributions […]
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.