Chloe Burrell,received the 2013 Clio Prize for best paper written in a freshman seminar for her paper "Cruelty: The Shifting Historical Definition." Burrell was nominated by Professor Judith Miller.
Mingshu Liu, received the 2013 Clio Prize for the best research paper written in a jr/sr colloquium for her paper "Love, Courtship, and Marriage in Fifteenth-Century Tudor England: The Story of John Paston III and Margery Brews." Liu was nominated by Professor Sharon Strocchia.
Clifton Crais, who was appointed co-chair of the 2014 annual meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA). The theme for the 2014 conference is "Rethinking Violence, Reconstruction, and Reconsiliation."