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Outstanding News from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences This Year

During the 2014-2015 academic year, we have seen some exceptional feats accomplished by our students, alumni and faculty on campus, off-campus and across the world. Some examples are Rebecca Flores, who presented her research to Congress people (and impressed them); Mi-Yeon Park, a student who created a project around empowering North Korean refugees through education;…Continue Reading

TCNJ Students in Spain Translate Tours and Train Immigrants

Stephen Rodriguez, junior, Carly Kalman, junior, and Zach Dzierzgowski, junior leading a simultaneous translation of a museum tour in Alcalá For the past few months, an exceptional group of students has been taking classes and doing community service with the local immigrant population during a faculty-led semester to University of Alcalá de Henares in Alcalá,…Continue Reading

Happy and Smart Students: Brandon Pugh

Brandon Pugh, senior Political Science major, was elected to his hometown’s Board of Education at 19 and is now the President of the Burlington Count School Boards Association. He even owns a business with his father that helps train government officials in homeland security.  See this story in its bite-size version on our Instagram and Facebook.…Continue Reading

Happy and Smart Students (And Faculty): Isabel Kentengian

Isabel Kentengian, instructor of Spanish, is a volunteer administrator for Children New Jersey. There she helps organize medical trips all over the world.  See this story in its bite-size version on our Instagram and Facebook. “How did you become a Spanish teacher?” “I’ve always been very involved in language education. I worked in TESOL (Teachers of…Continue Reading

Feature Story: The Award-Winning Class of 2015 HSS Graduates

  This year’s Dean’s Award for Excellence in the Liberal Arts (DAELA) Laureates span the spectrum of educational merits. From community-engaged learning to study abroad, from student-faculty collaboration to independent research, these students have learned in classrooms and communities across the globe and they have taken “inter-disciplinary” to a whole new level. Now, they’re giving…Continue Reading

What Rebecca Flores Taught Congress About Undergraduate Research

Rebecca Flores, senior Political Science major, recently returned from her presentation at “Posters on the Hill” about divided federalism, or ‘why states vote one party for President and another for governor.’ The conference was hosted at Capitol Hill by the Undergraduate Research Council, which selects one student from every discipline to partake in conversations with…Continue Reading

Guest Lecture: Dr. Ying Xiao on “New Social Media and Chinese Identity”

What + Who? Guest Lecture by Dr. Ying Xiao, assistant professor of Chinese film and media at University of Florida, about “New Social Media and Chinese Identity.” When? Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 5:30pm Where? Bliss Hall, Room 229 during Dr. Jia-yan Mi’s “Contemporary China” course Sponsor(s): School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of World…Continue Reading