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“Why We Should Not Celebrate NJ’s 350th Birthday”

On Thursday, October 2, Dr. William Carter (History) will be giving a talk called in the NJ 350th Anniversary Lecture Series called: “Why We Should Not Celebrate NJ’s 350th Birthday: Lenapes, Land, and the Legacy of Colonialism.” Time: 5:30 pm Place: Library Auditorium

Dean’s Letter: Sept. 21, 2014

September 21, 2014 Dear Students:Dean Rifkin will soon be returning return from Kazakhstan.  So, he will be writing to you next weekend.I received several comments on last week’s letter and I value the good-spirited dialogue that it has sparked.  In the letter, I suggested that making a life worth living is the goal of aContinue Reading

Dean’s Letter: Sept. 14, 2014

Sept. 14, 2014 (from Faculty Fellow Dr. John Sisko) Dear Students:It is my pleasure to write to you this week, while Dean Rifkin is in Kazakhstan recruiting students to come to TCNJ.Recently, at a conference in Philadelphia, I attended a lecture by Christopher Nelson (President of a liberal arts college) on the topic of education. Continue Reading

TODAY International Film Series Showing: “The Horses of Fukushima”

Today at 6:30 p.m. there will be a showing of the Japanese film, “The Horses of Fukushima.” The film “traces the turbulent fate of a horse that survived the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the powerful footage of the Soma wild horse chase Shinto ritual at the climax is not to be missed,” according toContinue Reading

TODAY World Languages & Cultures Book Signing: Gender, Romance, and Chinese Masculinity

Today at 2 pm there will be a Q&A session and book signing with the author of “Good Chinese Wife,” Susan Blumberg-Kason. Event: Gender, Romance, and Chinese Masculinity: Discussion and Reading with Author of “Good Chinese Wife”Location: Library AuditoriumTime: 2- 2:30 p.m.

“Use Your Millennial Manners”: How students made history through service across the globe

One of our very own HSS students, Britta Nippert, has proven to the world that the millennial generation can and will go beyond expectations to make a difference in the world. In fact, the Huffington Post picked up on her and Biology student Okxana Cordova-Hoyos’ efforts in a history-altering service project. This past summer Britta and Okxana worked asContinue Reading

Dean’s Letter: Sept. 7, 2014

Sept. 7, 2014 Dear Students: A bit of Eastern Wisdom:  The Buddha is reported to have said: The mind is everything.  What you think, you become. Now that we’ve all gotten used to the rhythm of the semester, I hope you have found the time and space to think about what you want to become. Continue Reading

Anniversary of U.S. Constitution lecture to discuss modern civil rights

“This [year] is the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a watershed event in attempting to protect minority groups, particularly at the time African-Americans, from discrimination in political participation, economic opportunity and physical integrity rights,” said Dr. Brian Potter, the new Chair of Political Science at TCNJ. In fact, 2015 will be the 50thContinue Reading

A Warm Welcome to our New HSS Faculty!

This academic year we have invited two new faculty members to become a part of the HSS community. Dr. Tao Dumas (Political Science) and Dr. David Mazeika (Criminology) have some thoughts to share with their coworkers and students to give some background on what topics they study and why they chose to study them. Dr. Mazeika,Continue Reading

Dean’s Letter: August 31, 2014

August 31, 2014 Dear Students: I hope that your first week of classes was successful and that you are off to a great start. Now would be a good time to sit down with all your course syllabi to create your own master calendar of projects, papers, and exams.  Your master calendar will help youContinue Reading

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