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Oct 4, 2017

Why Language Education Matters: NC State Co-Hosts Panel

NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Jeff Braden moderated a panel discussion addressing the recent American Academy of Arts and Sciences report, "America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century." U.S. Rep. David Price and former Ambassador Karl Eikenberry were among the speakers.

Oct 3, 2017 | Voice of America

Preparing Students for Changing Job Markets

NC State University is helping students face the likelihood that their future jobs will not connect directly to their majors. Dean Jeff Braden is joining forces with the deans of Design and Management to offer "Design Your Life" workshops for juniors and seniors.

Sep 6, 2017

3 Deans Collaborate to Help Students Design Their Lives After Graduation

Three NC State college deans — representing Humanities and Social Sciences, Management and Design — have banded together to offer NC State upperclass students a way to use design thinking to plan their pivot from college to careers.

Aug 29, 2017

Designing Your Life After Graduation

NC State upperclass students are invited to join three NC State college deans — Braden, Hoversten and Ranft — for Designing Your Life, a two-part workshop based on the bestselling book and design thinking, a process designers use to build and innovate.

Jul 11, 2017 | Higher Education Works

Why We Need Federal Funding of Social Science Research

NC State's Dean Braden says federal funding is critical for social science research: these funds save money — not to mention lives.

Jun 28, 2017

Dean Braden Adds ‘Storyteller’ to His Vitae

A college dean wears many hats. Jeff Braden, dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, is no exception. The dean recently added a new hat to his collection: a storyteller cap. Listen to his tale about chimps, random acts of kindness, and launching careers, which he told at a Story Collider event in Kinston, NC.

Jan 28, 2016

Dean, Student Trade Places in Annual Role Reversal

Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Jeff Braden and student Courtney Ross swapped schedules earlier this week as part of the college’s seventh annual Dean for a Day role reversal.

Dec 9, 2015

Humanities and Social Sciences Advocate Karl Eikenberry to Give NC State Commencement Address

Eikenberry, a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and director of Stanford University’s U.S.-Asia Security Initiative, will deliver the university’s commencement address on Dec. 18 in Raleigh. He’ll also receive an honorary degree, conferred by Chancellor Randy Woodson. The former U.S. Army lieutenant general is a champion of humanities and social sciences.

May 25, 2015

Congrats, #NCState15!

Our alumni numbers swelled on May 9, when 950 NC State students earned their undergraduate or graduate degree in Humanities and Social Sciences. Dean Jeff Braden shares his pride in them, and his hopes for them.

Jun 28, 2014

Dean’s Reflections: Undergraduate Research Makes An Impact

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden reflects on the high-impact educational experiences that profoundly affect students, including the opportunity to conduct research. Watch the video he shares that highlights some very cool student research projects.