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Nov 22, 2011

Hindi-Urdu Event Celebrates South Asian Language and Culture

Hindi-Urdu Cultural Night celebrated and showcased the diversity of South Asian culture and generated interest in the Hindi-Urdu language program at NC State. 

Nov 1, 2011

Helping Soldiers Talk the Talk

Several years ago, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures received a grant to teach ROTC students five critical languages: Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian and Urdu. That grant launched Project Gold, an intensive summer program that helps prepare future leaders to understand both the languages and the cultures of the places they're going. 

Nov 1, 2011

CHASS Student of the Month – November 2011

Maria Spivey, November 2011 CHASS Student of the Month. 

Jun 9, 2011

National Women’s Conference at NC State: “Unite for Peace”

Join the U.S. National Committee for UN Women at the 2011 National Conference “UNITE for PEACE – in our home, in our community, and in our world.” The conference builds collaborations to end violence against women – locally and globally. Leaders, subject matter experts, and other interested parties from nonprofit organizations, government, academia, philanthropy and… 

Jun 9, 2011

CHASS Faculty — Michael Garval

Michael Garval is Associate Professor of French and the CHASS Director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program.  Garval’s book “A Dream of Stone” focuses on his research interests of literary celebrity in French culture and the development of the monumental ideal of the writer. This video was produced by students of… 

Apr 11, 2011

Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages: New Certificate Program

Are you interested in: Teaching English abroad? Working in an immigrant community? Gaining hands-on, real-world experience overseas? If you answered YES to any of these questions, NC State’s new TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate Program may be right for you. Toby Brody, Director of English as a Second Language (ESL), says the… 

Mar 28, 2011

Four CHASS Grad Students Win Awards at Research Symposium

On March 21, the NC State University Graduate Student Association held its Sixth Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. Over 150 graduate students, nominated by their departments’ respective Director of Graduate Programs, gathered in the McKimmon Center to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of the university’s graduate-level research, practice communicating with members outside of their disciplines,… 

Mar 15, 2011

Found in translation: student reflects on why he studies the Middle East

Evan Garris (Political Science 2011) says he was overcome with emotion recently while watching television reports of the jubilant crowds celebrating Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The Smithfield, NC, native described his reaction to his Arabic teacher in the email reprinted below. Garris had spent the summer of 2010 travelling in the Middle… 

Feb 23, 2011

Katie Starr: CHASS Student to Present at UN Conference

Katie Starr (International Studies and French, ’11), is speaking today (Feb. 23) at the 55th annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. Last Fall, Starr was one of four students to receive a fellowship from the nonprofit organization, WomenNC, to attend the UN conference. This is the second year… 

Feb 3, 2011

English Major Wins Innovation Institute Competition

NC State Park Scholar Vinnie Feucht (English ‘11) has won the highly competitive Innovation Institute Scholarship from ThinkImpact. The nonprofit helps students learn social entrepreneurship in rural Africa by developing sustainable products and services. Feucht interned last summer at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems in Goldsboro. The research farm studies large- and small-scale sustainable farming…