Stories From Jun 2013

Jun 30, 2013

The Dean’s Blog: It’s Never Too Late to Study Abroad … Turkey, Part I

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.

Jun 28, 2013 | News & Observer

Former Bush White House aide to work as McCrory advisor

NC State alum Jonathan Felts (Eng '94), is being hired as senior advisor to bring some experience and increased political savvy into the governor's office.

Jun 28, 2013

Meet Historian David Zonderman

Professor of History David Zonderman is the subject of a video created by students in COM 437 - Advanced Digital Video, in the Department of Communication. The video highlights Zonderman's research and his passion for teaching. He also shares information about the college's humanities extension program and his vision of NC State as a university without walls.

Jun 26, 2013

The Dean’s Blog: The Heart of the Matter

Dean Jeff Braden was on hand in Washington, DC, for the release of "The Heart of the Matter," a bipartisan report on the state of the humanities and social sciences, and their central role in ensuring a vibrant, secure, and prosperous America.

Jun 25, 2013

Alex Parker, FLL Major, Named NC State Student Body President

Alexander Jones Parker, a Spanish major with a teaching education option, will serve as the new NC State student body president. Here's a Q&A with Alex that provides some insights into his world view and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Jun 24, 2013 | News & Observer

Better mental health treatment is key to reducing jail population, new study says

NC State study shows that providing medication and counseling for psychiatric patients after they are released from hospital stays could significantly reduce the number of mentally ill inmates in jail. Sarah Desmarais, psychology, featured.

Jun 24, 2013

COM Grad Gives Student Commencement Address

Communication major Jessica Ekstrom delivered an inspired and moving student address during NC State University's spring 2013 commencement exercises.

Jun 24, 2013

NC State to Offer Ph.D. in Public History

The Board of Governors has unanimously approved the Department of History’s proposal to establish a Ph.D. in public history at NC State. This is the only doctorate in public history in the UNC system and the second humanities doctoral program offered at NC State. The university will accept applications for the doctorate this fall, with students matriculating in the fall of 2014.

Jun 23, 2013 | Tarheel Talk - WRAZ-TV

Tarheel Talk

Host Sonya Williams talks about the Lebanese in North Carolina Project, established in 2010 to research and preserve and to publicize the history of the Lebanese-American community in North Carolina and the south. Akram Khater, history, featured.

Jun 22, 2013

Department of State Awards Scholarship for Critical Language Study

Timothy Bryant (International Studies, ‘13) is spending his summer studying Punjabi in India, thanks to a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Bryant focused his international studies on South Asia and the Middle East and earned a minor in Hindi-Urdu. The CLS program is part of the federal government's effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages.