There are rumors circulating on social media that the Department of History is folding. Nothing could be further from the truth. Perhaps this concern is part of the recent decision to end the football program, and that the School of Business wants to exempt their students from taking the History and Literature Core. But please be assured we are alive and well. For more information, read the statement from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Professor George Liber's expertise in Soviet, post-Soviet, and East European history has been in demand by local news media ever since the crisis in Ukraine began in February 2014. Recently he gave his thoughts on the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over contested Ukrainian territory on July 17.

It is with great pleasure we celebrate the awards that our colleagues have won this semester: Raymond Mohl, Carolyn Conley, Glenn Feldman, and Andrew Demshuk.

Glenn Feldman received the Anne B. and James B. McMillan Book Prize from the University of Alabama Press for his book The Irony of the Solid South: Democrats, Republicans, and Race, 1865-1944.