History News

Who are we, and where are we going? For the answers, the Department of History looks to the past to see where we came from. Below you’ll find chronicles of our History students, alumni and faculty, and you can contact us if you think you have a History story that should be published here. Students learn about the political, cultural, industrial and revolutionary movements that led to the rise and fall of civilizations across time. Their interest in uncovering the patterns and watershed breaks from tradition that shaped our world is encouraged by a passionate faculty eager to show them the past while preparing them for their future.

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Today, June 19, Americans around the country will celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday recognizing the freeing of slaves. For Americans who aren’t as familiar with Juneteenth as they are with the Fourth of July, CLA History Professor Wilbert Jenkins discusses the holiday’s origins and importance.

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A first-generation college student, Maha Ouni is graduating with honors and will share her story as one of the College of Liberal Arts’ 2019 student commencement speakers. Ouni has some ambitious long-term plans, but there’s something much simpler that’s just as important to her.

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The College of Liberal Arts was proud to present undergraduate student and faculty member duos with the 2019 awards, which pay students to gain research experience, a skill that’s crucial to their career development.

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As part of the college’s exploration of world events, two recent College of Liberal Arts talks looked at how the tabloid media predicted Trump’s presidency and how his policies and rhetoric are affecting international views of the U.S.

Ms. McAllister is a seasoned development professional with over 13 years of experience in developing resources for community development organizations. In her current role, Ms. McAllister is focused on connecting partners and donors with opportunities to create positive change in communities across the country.

Prior to joining NeighborWorks America, Ms. McAllister served as the Director of Corporate Development at Manna, Inc., a NeighborWorks charter member. Ms. McAllister is a native of Philadelphia, PA and received a BA in History from Temple University.

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