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Alum Returns to Coordinate NC Lit Fest

Jason Jefferies (MA, English, '08) is the programming coordinator for the NC Literary Festival taking place April 3 - 6 in and around NC State's Hunt Library. The Lit Fest theme is "the future of reading." And the future is looking very bright indeed. Visit the festival website to get all the details about this free event for all ages.


NC Literary Festival: Treats Galore for Lit Lovers

Make plans now to attend the NC Literary Festival April 3 - 6 in and around the Hunt Library on NC State's Centennial Campus. Hear your favorite authors from across the university and across the country read from their work. Discuss genres ranging from poetry to cooking, fiction and science fiction. Take a workshop in bookmaking, comics or pop-up books. Fun for all ages. And it's free!


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.


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.


What the Dog Knows

Cat Warren, an associate professor of journalism in the Department of English, teaches science writing, editing and reporting. In a completely different role, and working alongside the cadaver dog she trained, Warren also helps law enforcement officials search for missing and presumed-dead people. In her new book, What the Dog Knows (Touchstone Books, 2013), Warren has combined science, history and memoir to explore the world of working dogs that sniff out bodies, bombs and drugs, even unmarked graves of Civil War soldiers.