Academic Support Center Open for Students in Caldwell Lounge
No appointments are necessary to get help at the Academic Support Center in the Caldwell Lounge. Graduate students are available at three booths in the lounge to advise students about university policies, academic records, degree requirements and university resources.
Where There’s A Will … Nontraditional Student Studies Abroad
Thomasina Williams is a nontraditional student who is willing to step outside the familiar. A social work major, wife and mother of two, she's the first member of her family to attend college. And this summer, she packed her bags and traveled to Italy, where she learned Italian and studied the history and culture of land far from home. She says she's a changed person, and glad for it. Read the Q & A.
Sixteen(!) Tenure-Track Faculty Join Humanities and Social Sciences in Fall 2015
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes 16 new tenure-track faculty to its ranks this fall. Their research interests range from public budgeting and finance to adolescent mental health, creative writing, and strategic management. Meet these stellar scholars, researchers and teachers.
“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.
Rubik’s Cube: Easier Than English?
Zeli “Jeff” Qian is a cubist — as in Rubik’s Cube. The Zhejiang Province native can finish the cube-shaped puzzle in 18.27 seconds, a time that’s listed in the World Cube Association’s record books. Qian brought that same determination to NC State, where he’s studying mechanical engineering. He’s also honing his English speaking, writing and research skills through Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures courses for non-native speakers of English.
As Go the Tropics …
Alumna Sandra Harding (Ph.D., Sociology ’94) asks a deceptively simple question: “Is life in the Tropics getting better?” But don’t be fooled by the simplicity of that question: her quest for the answer, and her leadership as an economic sociologist, stand to change the world. Harding, vice chancellor and president of Australia’s James Cook University, chairs the State of the Tropics, a first-of-its-kind partnership with 12 research institutions around the globe.
College Hosts Spirited Spring Fest
If you were anywhere near the 1911 building on a recent sunny spring day, you heard the music and sounds of Spring Fest. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted its annual festival on April 21 that highlights all its departments, from English and History to Sociology and Anthropology, Interdisciplinary Studies and more.
Gaining Confidence While Studying Down Under
Spending six months studying in Australia challenged Kianna Freitag to navigate a new environment on her own, increased her awareness of other cultures, and gave her an enormous sense of accomplishment. She wouldn't trade the experience for anything.