Side by Side with the Dean: Kaitlin Fritz Wins Contest
Congratulations to senior English major Kaitlin Fritz, the winner of the college’s 2017 Side by Side with the Dean contest.
“I am …” Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State
Students graduating with a degree from NC State's Humanities and Social Sciences become entrepreneurs, scholars, business leaders and thoughtful citizens. They forge careers that require intellectual flexibility, outstanding communication skills, broad knowledge of the world, and a sophisticated understanding of human beings and their challenges.
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.
A Day in a Different Life: Dean for a Day
Dean Jeff Braden became a social work student for a day, handing over leadership of Humanities and Social Sciences to Caterina Schenck. Student Braden and Dean Schenck share their experiences -- that included an educational summit with UNC President Tom Ross, NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson, Governor McCrory and others -- and their insights in this post.
Swapping Schedules: Dean for a Day Jan 28
College Dean Jeff Braden will switch places with social work student Caterina Schenck on January 28. He'll take her classes and have lunch with her friends, while she runs the college. It's the annual Dean for a Day event.
Seeking Global Strategic Partners: Travels to Uganda
NC State seeks out strategic partners around the globe. That quest took Dean Jeff Braden to Uganda recently, where he led a university delegation to explore the potential for partnerships between Makarere University, the Kingdom of Buganda, The Aids Support Organization (TASO), and the Maamma Watali Project. His goal was to assess the resources, capabilities and needs there in order to advise NC State's Office of International Affairs on whether or how to proceed in developing these international partnerships.
Step Up to Rule as Dean for a Day
Now's your chance, undergrads: Lead the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, just for a day. Meanwhile, hand over your schedule to Dean Jeff Braden and give him a taste of student life. Our college's sixth annual Dean for a Day contest is underway.
Dean Braden Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge
CHASS Dean Jeff Braden took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge he received from Karen Bullock, Head of the CHASS Dept. of Social Work. And he issued a few challenges of his own. Heads up, arts and sciences deans at UNC-G, UNC-CH, and App State University.
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.