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Dec 3, 2012

Nonprofit Studies Rich in New Perspectives

Camille Smith, a political science major and nonprofit studies minor, is planning her career based around serving others through development work. The Institute for Nonprofits -- and an internship with Curamericas Global, Inc. -- expanded her knowledge of and interest in global health. 

Nov 14, 2012

In the footsteps of Indiana Jones

History professor Tom Parker has served on archaeological expeditions in the Middle East for more than 30 years. Parker and his team spent the summer of 2012 on a new archaeological dig in Petra -- which happens to be the movie location for "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Petra was recently voted one of the seven wonders of the modern world. 

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. 

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. 

Aug 1, 2012

Correspondence from an Extraordinary Alum Abroad

Dean Jeff Braden's recent post about the challenges of visiting countries where English is not the primary language prompted this thoughtful response from CHASS alum Katie Starr ('11, International Studies and French), who is in Indonesia with the Peace Corps. 

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." 

Feb 28, 2012

Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese of North Carolina

Cedars in the Pines, a documentary film produced as part of NC State's Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies, premiered at the NC Museum of History on March 28. The film represents the first phase of a multifaceted project to research, document, preserve, and publicize the history of the Lebanese-American community in North Carolina from the 1890s through the present. 

Jan 19, 2012

Poetic Portraits of a Revolution

In summer 2011, Kane Smego, Will McInerney, Mohammad Moussa and Sameer Abdel-Khalek traveled through the streets and communities of Egypt and Tunisia, capturing images and emotions of the revolution through poetic reflections, interviews, still photography and video. On Tuesday, January 31, at 7pm in Stewart Theatre, PPR2011 will present a free theatrical multimedia performance to give a glimpse into the stories and emotions behind the Arab Spring uprisings. Asoc. Prof. of Religious Studies Anna Bigelow will moderate the discussion that follows. 

Nov 1, 2011

Helping Soldiers Talk the Talk

Several years ago, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures received a grant to teach ROTC students five critical languages: Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian and Urdu. That grant launched Project Gold, an intensive summer program that helps prepare future leaders to understand both the languages and the cultures of the places they're going. 

Apr 27, 2011

Meet CHASS Distinguished Alumna and ExxonMobil Exec Susan Carter

It was a night course about the Soviet Union that convinced Susan Carter to apply to NC State and major in political science. Just back from the Coast Guard Academy, she was trying to figure out her future.  She decided it lay at NC State. “It was the best decision I ever made,” said Carter, who graduated…