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Distinguished Alumna Vivian Howard Finds Recipe for Success

Along with being a very fine chef, Vivian Howard (English, '00) is a restaurateur, TV star, writer and ambassador of Southern culture and cuisine. Meet the college's 2015 Distinguished Alumna.

PBS Selects Cherokee Language Film for National Distribution

This award-winning documentary about the Cherokee language, created by NC State linguistics professor Walt Wolfram and his colleagues in the North Carolina Language and Life Project, was recently selected for national distribution by PBS.

Dean’s Scholar program expands

Aspiring to be osteoarchaeologists, federal prosecutors and museum curators, the latest cohort of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Scholars have big plans for the future. Thanks to contributions from college donors, the seven recipients of this year’s Dean’s Scholar Award can also plan on being something else — experiential learners.

Humanities research shares national stage at Congressional reception

NC State’s purposeful work in the humanities was highlighted on the national stage Tuesday during a Congressional reception in Washington. Congressman David Price invited members of NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences to discuss their latest research at the event, held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

English Professor’s Film Brings Oxford Archaeological Project to Life

“Great Houses Make Not Men Holy,” a film co-created by professor of medieval and early modern literature Jim Knowles, virtually reconstructs a medieval friary at Oxford, England. Oxford Archaeology has been excavating the site where a shopping mall now stands, and the group is using Knowles’ film to add context to the artifacts they're finding.