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Student Leaders Welcome HSS Freshmen

Payal Ved, DJ Josso-Martin, Nina Ventresco, Joey DiCarlo, and Nick Lauda were all featured student speakers at the HSS Dean’s Welcome for New Students on Convocation Day, Monday, August 25. In order to promote the School of Humanities and Social Sciences’ four-point ExCEL strategy to achieving academic and professional success, these students explained how theyContinue Reading

Dean’s Letter: August 24, 2014

August 24, 2014 Dear Students: Welcome to our freshmen and our new transfer students and welcome back to all our continuing students.  I hope those of you who have moved or who are moving today are all settling into your new academic-year residences. I also hope that our freshmen are making new friends, feeling more comfortable onContinue Reading

An alumna’s avant-garde adventures abroad: Uncanny choices and how that got her into the Peace Corps

Wiktoria Leja, Class of 2012 alumna, has been assigned by the Peace Corps to an English-teaching position in Indonesia. After having an out-of-the-box study abroad experience in Senegal, it was clear to this HSS student that she was yearning for more. Find out about how she applied for the Peace Corps, what it takes to beContinue Reading

How Our Students ExCEL: Explore, Contribute, Engage, Learn Away

At the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, we make it our mission to create an environment where students will have access to a broad range of opportunities to enrich and build their own academic experiences. For this reason we have developed a four-point strategy to encourage students to make college happen for them–to remind them notContinue Reading

Dean’s Letter: Commencement, May 2014

Commencement Dear Students and Colleagues: At this time in the semester, we are all under stress.  Students are frantically writing papers and studying for exams.  Faculty members feel like Sisyphus:  the mountain of papers and exams to be graded just seems to get higher every day, no matter how many papers are graded and removedContinue Reading

What We All Forget About Our Own Majors

The renowned NYT contributor Nicholas Kristof retells the story we have heard many a time but consistently let slip from our memories. The Humanities are invaluable. Humanities students and faculty reign true; from the critical thinking and analytical skills, the writing and public speaking, our comparative mindsets, and our global perspectives to our engagement inContinue Reading

English professor publishes novel, receives rave reviews in New York Times

All of us at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences are thrilled to hear the news that one of our own has been reviewed in the ever-respected New York Times. In his recent dystopic, futuristic fiction novel called “Your Face in Mine,” Associate English Professor Jess Row engages with the thorny subject of race in aContinue Reading


Where is this globetrotting grad’s next stop?Continue Reading

Bengali in Bologna

How study abroad inspired this grad’s international career path.Continue Reading

Pickering + Fulbright = 3 Very Successful Years of Graduates

In the past three years, three HSS alumni have won both Fulbright and Pickering fellowships.Continue Reading