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.

photo of alumni Victoria and Jon holding hands in front of a concrete wall

Vicki Cram, CLA ’19, and Jon Hood, CLA ’11, who work for a hospital and an elected official’s office, respectively, share their stories about how they’re helping everyday Pennsylvanians and frontline health care providers to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paul Hodges, CLA ’13, and Chris Clark, CST ’12, run a business and a solar panel nonprofit together. Recognizing the importance of studying abroad to their development and success, the friends and business partners have started an award for entrepreneurially minded CLA students interested in studying abroad themselves.

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History major Alex Rocca, CLA ’17, says there are a lot of misconceptions about studying history in college. She learned vital career skills in her major and even took a professional development course that she credits with helping her land a job at a law firm.

Photo of Cory Hollon preparing to enter a fighter jet

As the War on Terror enters its 18th year, the College of Liberal Arts speaks with two history PhD students, a current and a former service member, about the significance of Veterans Day.

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