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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.

Mar 19, 2014

Dean’s Reflections: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Since moving into the CHASS dean’s office nearly six years ago -- I became interim dean 16 May, 2008 -- issues have come at me with a speed and fury that make strategic thinking and reflection difficult at best. It’s often challenging to think past the end of the day, much less think about strategic direction. So when the provost asked me recently to make a presentation that looked back over my term as dean and also looked to the future, I relished the opportunity.

Feb 19, 2014

Dean for a Day Diaries

Not even Snowmageddon 2014 could stop the college's "Dean for a Day" from taking place. Our fearless student-turned-dean Tiffany Johnson and dean-turned-student Jeff Braden plowed through their schedules, albeit with modifications borne of Mother Nature. Read their diaries.