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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Down by the Bay

Historian Matthew Booker examines the intersection between human beings and the natural world. The associate history professor’s new book serves as an environmental history of a western United States estuary where human desire for public access has led to far-reaching ecological changes in a highly contested urban and natural space: the San Francisco Bay.


Site Highlights NC State Student Leaders' Legacies

CHASS has a long history of fostering student leadership. That legacy is chronicled in a website created by NC State Libraries that uses oral histories, documents, photos and videos to share the experiences of more than 130 of the university's top former student leaders.


No Worries for New Teachers

New teachers worry whether their students will like them, question their credibility, or worse: learn nothing worthwhile. Professor of Communication Deanna Dannels has coached hundreds of new teachers and hears these very concerns and the questions that arise from them. In her new book, Eight Essential Questions Teachers Ask: A Guidebook for Communicating with Students (Oxford University Press, 2014), Dannels shows teachers how to overcome their concerns by understanding the research, learning from mentors, and facing their fears.


It's Never too Late to Study Abroad: Turkey Part V

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden is traveling in Turkey as part of a delegation from North Carolina's Divan Center, a nonprofit committed to promoting cultural understanding between the United States and Turkey. He is sharing his experiences and perspectives through a series of blog posts.


It's Never Too Late to Study Abroad: Turkey Part IV

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden is traveling in Turkey as part of a delegation from North Carolina's Divan Center, a nonprofit committed to promoting cultural understanding between the United States and Turkey. He is sharing his experiences and perspectives through a series of blog posts.