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Apr 5, 2013

A Career Path Forged in Ancient History

History alumnus Andrew Smith (BA '90, MA '95) was the first in his family to attend college. Oxford University Press has just published his book, "Roman Palmyra: Identity, Community, and State Formation." His former history professor says Smith is "like a poster child for our M.A. in ancient history. His career path illustrates how our master's program serves as a bridge between the bachelor's degree and a strong doctoral program." 

Mar 7, 2013

CHASS Marks Golden Jubilee With Multimedia Timeline

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. While the humanities and social sciences have been woven into the fabric of NC State University's history from its earliest days, our college was officially established as a unique entity in 1963. For our Golden Jubilee, we've assembled a multimedia timeline that reflects the college’s rich history, provides some insights about who we are, and maybe even hints at what the future might hold. Enjoy! 

Sep 19, 2012

CHASS Alum to Lead University’s Alumni Association Board

Some 30,000 alumni from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences have a representative at the highest level of the volunteer leadership of NC State University's Alumni Association. The Alumni Association Board of Directors has unanimously elected Paul Ridgeway (Political Science‘82, Master's of Public Administration ‘90) as its new president, effective January 1, 2013. 

Jul 19, 2012

Book celebrates Cullen Jones’ life in and out of the pool

While former NC State swimmer Cullen Jones (2006, English) is preparing for the Olympics in London, a new children's book tells just how far he's come. "Speed to Glory: The Cullen Jones Story" tells how Jones nearly drowned in a pool when he was five years old, prompting his mother to enroll him in swimming classes. Jones went on to compete at the highest levels of swimming and was part of the dramatic 4×100 relay with Michael Phelps, Jason Lezak and Garrett Weber-Gale that won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. 

Jun 3, 2012

Alumna Earns Fellowship to Support Public Health Initiatives in Ethiopia

Lianne Gonsalves ‘10 has received a prestigious David L. Boren Fellowship which will fund a year in Ethiopia. During her time in Africa, Gonsalves will immerse herself in language acquisition and a qualitative research project. Gonsalves will collect data on family planning practices and natural resource use by local communities in the region. She plans to use the data to design family planning modules tailored to each community. 

Mar 28, 2012

Filmmaker Derives Passion From Subjects Who Pursue Dreams

Documentary filmmaker and CHASS alum Robert Greene and 4th Row Films currently have three movies showing in theaters across the U.S. All In: The Poker Movie, a journey into the poker subculture, premiered last Friday at Cinema Village in New York City and will be available on video on demand April 24. Fake It So Real, a look at the big dreams of independent professional wrestlers in small-town North Carolina, is ending a run on the West Coast. And Kati with an I, an intimate look at at Greene’s teenage half-sister in Alabama who is about to graduate high school, is opening in Seattle. 

Mar 2, 2012

As NY Giants Assistant Coach, CHASS Alum Helps Win Super Bowl

CHASS alum David Merritt (Poli Sci '94), was a linebacker at NC State. As an assistant coach for the New York Giants, he played a critical role in helping his team win in the last few minutes of the Super Bowl. Merritt recently took time to chat with an NC State writer about the Super Bowl and his career in coaching. 

Feb 8, 2012

Graduating Prepared to Succeed

Morgan Donnelly (Communication and Political Science '10) says the willingness of NC State professors to mentor students helps strengthen character traits that job recruiters find attractive. Her experience confirms a 2010 Wall Street Journal survey that rated NC State among the top spots for job recruiters looking to hire the best trained and prepared graduates entering the job market. 

Aug 22, 2011

Meet Dan Neil, Pulitzer Prize Winning Automotive Critic

Dan Neil (MA, English '86) says he was a "singularly unpromising candidate" when he arrived at NC State. Neil went on to write automotive columns for the News and Observer,The L.A. Times, and the Wall Street Journal. In the process, he earned a Pulitzer Prize.