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Nov 18, 2013

ProSalud Tackles Language Barriers in Healthcare Settings

Communication is essential to doctors, nurses and other health professionals, but language and cultural barriers prevent many people in the U.S. from communicating effectively with their health care providers. Scholars in NC State's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures are addressing the issue with a suite of programs and resources designed to improve Spanish-language communication efforts for health care professionals and their patients. 

Jun 28, 2013

Meet Historian David Zonderman

Professor of History David Zonderman is the subject of a video created by students in COM 437 - Advanced Digital Video, in the Department of Communication. The video highlights Zonderman's research and his passion for teaching. He also shares information about the college's humanities extension program and his vision of NC State as a university without walls. 

Jun 3, 2013

Making Good Cops Better

The college's Administrative Officers Management Program is designed to develop management and leadership skills among law enforcement personnel. Since it launched in 1989, AOMP has graduated more than 1,700 officers from 140 different agencies and 13 different states. The most recent class comprised more than 365 years of law enforcement experience. 

Feb 13, 2013

Letters Home

While Maryam Mohaghegh may not be able to send express mail home due to current sanctions, she is doing one better — working on the Farsi editions of National Geographic magazine. 

Jan 16, 2013

Endowments 101

Most students don't know what an endowment is before they take David Zonderman's popular course on the history of nonprofits. The course, offered through the Institute for Nonprofits, addresses endowments from the perspective of the history of foundations and their connections to the philanthropic world. 

Jan 2, 2013

Teaching Teens Nanotech Ethics

High school students gathered from across the state at Durham's School of Science and Math to learn about the ethical issues surrounding nanotechnologies from political scientist Mike Cobb and chemical engineer Jesse Jur, who encouraged the teens to expand their views about the future of technology. 

Sep 18, 2012

47th Summer Institute in English

The college recently hosted its 47th Summer Institute in English, welcoming a contingent of 59 international students from 18 different countries. When the five-week intensive program ended, they returned to their home countries with improved English skills, expanded cultural experiences, and fond memories of their American summer in North Carolina. 

Sep 6, 2012

2012 Statewide Short Story Contest Underway

Think you’ve got what it takes to write an award-winning story? Enter the 2012 NC State Short Story Contest, sponsored by the NC State University Creative Writing Program. The annual event, open to all NC residents (some exceptions apply), is one of the largest free literary competitions in the South. The contest has two categories that offer cash prizes and is supported by the Barnhardt Family Fund and other friends of the NC State Creative Writing program. 

Aug 31, 2012

Positive Parenting When You’re Homeless

A new paper from NC State University's Department of Psychology addresses positive parenting in the context of homelessness. The paper, co-authored by Dr. Mary Haskett, a professor of psychology at NC State, includes recommendations for shelter practices and calls for more research on how to help homeless families with children who are facing mental-health problems.