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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Heart to Heart Conversation
March 7, 2014, was a red letter day for the humanities and social sciences, as prominent leaders gathered to discuss "The Heart of the Matter." The discussion builds on a bipartisan report produced at Congress’ request by the American Academy for the Arts and Sciences. The report and our event are intended to help leaders in government, industry and philanthropy understand the importance of the humanities and social sciences for America--and what they need to do to ensure that we continue to have a vibrant, secure and prosperous nation.
Community Service Drives CHASS Holiday Project
The CHASS dean's office got into the holiday spirit by organizing a community service project -- a friendly competition to support NC State's Feed the Pack food pantry. Dean Jeff Braden challenged other offices around campus to collect canned goods and other non-perishables. As an incentive, the dean promised that he and his staff would sing carols when they came to pick up the food and gift cards on December 16. Fa la la la la ...
The 21st Century Professor: Sage on the Stage or Guide on the Side?
CHASS Dean Jeff Braden received one of ten grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study whether computer-adaptive instruction can work as well or better than standard classroom instruction.
What Lies Ahead for NC State’s Humanities and Social Sciences?
During the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ 50th year, we are not only looking back over our rich history. We are also looking ahead to the next 50 years. In this video, Dean Jeff Braden is joined by faculty, alumni, and students who share their vision for CHASS over the next 50 years.
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.