Dean Braden

Jul 2, 2013

It’s Never too Late to Study Abroad: Turkey Part II

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.

Jun 30, 2013

The Dean’s Blog: It’s Never Too Late to Study Abroad … Turkey, Part I

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.

Jun 26, 2013

The Dean’s Blog: The Heart of the Matter

Dean Jeff Braden was on hand in Washington, DC, for the release of "The Heart of the Matter," a bipartisan report on the state of the humanities and social sciences, and their central role in ensuring a vibrant, secure, and prosperous America.

Apr 25, 2013

CHASS Fest

Students, faculty, and staff filled the patio outside Caldwell Hall for CHASS Fest — a multidisciplinary celebration organized by the Dean's Office, the CHASS Council, and CHASS students.

Feb 5, 2013

Dean for a Day will be a Freaky Friday

Remember Freaky Friday, the movie where two people switch bodies--and lives--for 24 hours? On Friday, March 15, CHASS will host the college’s own role-swapping Friday: the annual Dean for a Day event. This year, Dean Jeff Braden will switch places with Andriy Shymonyak, a Park Scholar double major in History and Political Science.

Nov 15, 2012

2013 Dean for a Day Contest Underway

Picture yourself skipping classes for a day to lead the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Apply to become the dean for a day and find yourself making decisions, solving college problems, and meeting with faculty, staff, and students of CHASS. The deadline of November 30, 2012 is fast approaching!

Sep 26, 2012

Citizen Science in the Amazonian Rain Forest

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden recently accompanied Meg Lowman, Director of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Research Center, on a trip to the Amazon rain forest for citizen scientists. Here he reflects on the experience,in particular the perspectives through which the humanities and the sciences view this environmental marvel.

Aug 1, 2012

Correspondence from an Extraordinary Alum Abroad

Dean Jeff Braden's recent post about the challenges of visiting countries where English is not the primary language prompted this thoughtful response from CHASS alum Katie Starr ('11, International Studies and French), who is in Indonesia with the Peace Corps.

Jun 28, 2012

The Dean’s Reflections: The Importance (and Limitations) of Speaking English

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden recently returned from China, where he represented the university at Nanjing Normal University to explore how the two universities might collaborate in areas ranging from study abroad programs to student and faculty exchanges to potential collaborative research and degree programs. In this column, the dean shares his frustration with his own inability to communicate well with non-English speakers and renews his commitment to help students and others acquire language skills "to more directly interact with a world that increasingly feels like a global village."

Feb 28, 2012

Dean for a Day Diaries 2012

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden traded places with junior International Relations and Criminology major Laura Wilkinson during the college's annual Dean for a Day event. Braden attended Wilkinson's classes and took over her work as editor of the Technician. Meanwhile, "Dean Wilkinson" attended Braden's meetings and even taught his PSY 200 class. Read their diaries--and don't miss the pictures on the CHASS FaceBook page.