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Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Circus Life

As a CHASS student in the 1970s, Bill Allen says his professors inspired him to travel the world trying to solve ecological problems. His wanderlust eventually turned to circus love. Allen is the executive director and producer for Cirque de la Symphonie, a performance company he co-founded in 2005 that blends the European circus tradition with symphony performances.


Deadline extended: Dean for a Day

Our college's annual Dean for a Day event allows one undergraduate student to trade places with the dean for 24 hours. This year's search for the student who will lead CHASS for a day has begun.


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.


Poet John Donne, Live at the Hunt Library ... Almost

John Donne, one of England's most famous poets and priests, delivered his “Gunpowder Day” sermon on November 5, 1622, at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. Exactly 391 years later, he delivered it again on November 5, 2013, at the Hunt Library at NC State. Well, virtually speaking.


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.