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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. 

Nov 11, 2013

Virtual Symposium Marks Milestone for NC State’s Latin American Studies Journal

When NC State's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures founded a journal on Latin American studies in 2003, it was one of the first online, open access scholarly publications of its kind. A Contracorriente recently marked its tenth anniversary in a similarly technologically advanced style. 

Aug 23, 2013

Kaitlyn Rogers: FLL Major Extraordinario

Kaitlyn Rogers is a double major in Spanish and Biology, president of the FLL Spanish Club, and a Jefferson Scholar. She's also an aspiring medical student. Read this Q&A to learn how her major in Spanish is reinforcing her career decision to become a doctor. 

Jun 25, 2013

Alex Parker, FLL Major, Named NC State Student Body President

Alexander Jones Parker, a Spanish major with a teaching education option, will serve as the new NC State student body president. Here's a Q&A with Alex that provides some insights into his world view and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. 

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Jun 4, 2013

Susan Navey-Davis’ Presentation Named One of Ten Best of 2013 SCOLT Conference

A session presented by Susan Navey-Davis, FLL Assistant Head for Student Affairs, was named one of the Ten Best of the 2013 Conference of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) held in Birmingham, AL in April. This year, 105 sessions were presented by 114 presenters. This is the second time that Susan’s work has made… 

Apr 22, 2013

Recent Grad Advocates for Justice Abroad

For Ashley Honeycutt (Political Science, '12), a degree in political science was always a part of the trajectory of law school. But her experiences in CHASS and with the Susan Carter Scholarship inspired some changes in course. Honeycutt currently works with the International Justice Mission in La Paz, Bolivia. 

Mar 2, 2013

March 2013 Student of the Month

Student of the Month Joe Murray is a senior double majoring in German Studies and Mathematics. He is active on campus, while also maintaining a 4.0 in his German major. Joe serves as student body treasurer and is involved with such groups as the Film Exposure Society, the Serene, Green, and Clean Movement, and the German Honor Society. 

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. 

Sep 28, 2012

World’s French Bread Expert Keynotes “Feast and Famine” Conference

The college’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is hosting "Feast and Famine," an international, interdisciplinary conference about 19th century French studies. The world’s leading authority on the history of French bread is serving as keynote speaker. Steven Kaplan has been knighted twice in France for his devotion to the baguette. Kaplan, professor of European History at Cornell University, will give a free public talk while he's here, too. 

Jun 28, 2012

The Dean’s Reflections: The Importance (and Limitations) of Speaking English

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden recently returned from China, where he represented the university at Nanjing Normal University to explore how the two universities might collaborate in areas ranging from study abroad programs to student and faculty exchanges to potential collaborative research and degree programs. In this column, the dean shares his frustration with his own inability to communicate well with non-English speakers and renews his commitment to help students and others acquire language skills "to more directly interact with a world that increasingly feels like a global village."