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.
Academic Press Fosters Global Conversations
Through collaboration and innovation, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is home to an academic press that publishes books from leading scholars throughout the Americas.
Foreign Language Prof’s Poetry Spans 40 Creative Years
Tom Feeny started teaching language and literature courses in 1959 and has been teaching at NC State since 1970. However, he’s been writing poetry since he was a teenager. That early pastime became an avocation he’s pursued ever since, motivated by the pure satisfaction of the creative act.
Dean’s Scholar program expands
Aspiring to be osteoarchaeologists, federal prosecutors and museum curators, the latest cohort of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Scholars have big plans for the future. Thanks to contributions from college donors, the seven recipients of this year’s Dean’s Scholar Award can also plan on being something else — experiential learners.
Have curiosities, will travel: Fulbright Scholars expand research, learning overseas
Three recent Humanities and Social Sciences graduates received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award this year, a grant that's helping them fulfill their research and teaching goals around the world.
VOLAR: Translating Needs into Action
NC State is addressing the Raleigh community's need for Spanish translators while giving students plenty of practice with their Spanish skills and exposure to our city's Hispanic culture. VOLAR is a win-win Think and Do program.
Student of the Month: Hayden Russell
Hayden Russell is a graduating senior majoring in English and minoring in Classical Studies. A University Scholar, he has two ongoing research projects and an editorial internship, has studied abroad in the UK, and is a member of the Skateboarding and Game Design clubs. Hayden intends to continue his education in digital rhetoric and game studies at the graduate level.
Students Recognized for Service, Leadership
NC State’s Alumni Association pays special attention to students who emerge as campus leaders, knowing the special traits these undergraduates hone here will serve them – and the wider world – once they graduate. Each year, the Alumni Association recognizes a few of the university’s seniors who are role models for leadership and service with the Mathews Medal. Two of the four 2015 recipients are Humanities and Social Sciences students: Austin Bath and Alex Parker.
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.
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.