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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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.

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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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Find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot and learn why America votes on a Tuesday in November and why your vote is so important.

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Senior Audrey Kutryan, a global studies and French major, shares her experience at the College of Liberal Arts’ recent Mazur Alumni Networking event. The annual event gives CLA students a guided, pressure-free opportunity to network with alumni and fellow students.

photo of students Jess Bird and Caroline Tynan

This month, history PhD alumna Jessica Bird and political science PhD alumna Caroline Tynan began their Mellon/ACLS fellowships at the Center for Court Innovation and the Committee to Protect Journalists, respectively.

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