Revealing a Different Side of President Carter
In her new book, Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War, NC State Professor of History Nancy Mitchell draws on her research to reveal a side of the president few have seen. The American Academy of Diplomacy selected the book for its 2016 Douglas Dillon Award, a prestigious honor given to the best book about the process of diplomacy.
From the Big Red One to ‘The Big Red One’ — War, Movies and Sam Fuller
A new book by NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon focuses in depth on the war films of director, producer and screenwriter Sam Fuller.
NC State Professor Marsha Gordon Wants You to Know Director Sam Fuller
Marsha Gordon, film studies professor at NC State, discusses her new book, “Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller’s War Movies” with The News and Observer.
Alumna’s Novel Inspires Streaming Series on Zelda Fitzgerald
Alumna Therese Fowler is headed for the red carpet. The 2005 MFA in creative writing grad is in New York this week for the premiere of Z: The Beginning of Everything, a new TV series adapted from the pages of her 2013 novel about Zelda Fitzgerald.
New Book Reveals Letters from Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo to Her Mother
When it comes to the great artists of Mexico, “the big three” — David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco, and Diego Rivera — usually come to mind. These were truly some of the most amazing artists of Mexico, but there was one more artist that hailed from this country with a talent for art, and her name is Frida Kahlo. Recently, Foreign Languages and Literature professor Dr. Héctor Jaimes published the book Tu hija Frida: Cartas a mamá, Spanish for Your Daughter Frida: Letters to Mom that contains a critical compilation of letters written by Kahlo during her time in the United States in the 1930’s, and that was released last October by one of Latin America's most prestigious publishing houses, Siglo XXI.
Professor’s Book Documents Ties Between North Carolina, France
The United States has been influenced by many cultures over the past centuries, and it can be seen in food, names, architecture and more. Dudley Marchi, a professor of art and society in France at NC State, specifically uncovered the influence of France in North Carolina in his recent book, FraNCe: The French Heritage of North Carolina.
‘Contested Tastes’ Shines Light on Politics of Foie Gras
NC State sociologist Michaela DeSoucey captures arguments for and against foie gras, why they matter and what they mean in "Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food" (Princeton University Press). Shining a light on multiple issues that comprise the charged debate, DeSoucey reveals the political systems and moral arguments that increasingly influence food and taste.
Through Textbook, NC State Lecturer Engages Spanish Learners Across U.S.
While her office is in Withers Hall, Spanish lecturer Susan Navey-Davis helps engage learners far beyond NC State’s campus. As a co-author of the highly-circulated textbook Plazas: Lugar de encuentros (Cengage Learning), Navey-Davis has a hand in growing higher education Spanish across the nation. Now in its fifth edition, the book is used at more than 50 colleges and universities.
Dan Bolger, Why We Lost
Author and retired Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, where he commanded troops and participated in meetings with top-level military and civilian players. General Bolger uses his unique perspective to assess these wars, from 9/11 to the final withdrawal from the region, and what we have learned from the experiences. Daniel Bolger, history, featured.
‘A Lee Chip’ Captures the Sound of an Island
When Caroline Myrick first went to the Caribbean island of Saba in 2012, she had no idea that she’d be publishing a dictionary on the native language four years later.