Stories From 2014

Jun 23, 2014

In Case of Emergency: Reaching Vulnerable Groups

Alton Russell ’14 combined his interests in global health and in industrial engineering to fashion his self-designed major in interdisciplinary studies. The Park scholar felt an engineering degree alone was insufficient to address health problems "that are not only technically innovative but also grounded in an understanding of human factors. A technically viable solution is useful only to the extent that it is compatible with cultural and political realities." He applied what he learned to help develop an emergency communication network to reach marginalized populations in North Carolina.

May 22, 2014

Mathews Medalist Promoted Sustainable Practices

Caroline Hansley received the Mathews Medal, given for outstanding leadership and service to a few select NC State seniors. Hansley channeled her passion for sustainability to create the Green Ambassadors program on campus. She majored in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in agroecology and social entrepreneurship.

May 16, 2014

CHASS Students Earn International Scholarships, Fellowships

CHASS students earned prestigious international scholarships and fellowships this year, including Goldwater, Fulbright, Boren and Gilman awards. Congratulations to all those who are pursuing their passion and their education through international study.

May 12, 2014

May Student of the Month

Laken Geiger is a junior with a major in Communication and minor in Arts Entrepreneurship. She has had several media and arts-related internships, and spent Spring 2014 studying in Prague. She is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and Habitat for Humanity.

May 7, 2014

This is What Science Looks Like at NC State

NC State's research blog, the Abstract, has initiated a series of posts that highlight the diversity of researchers at our university. Featured CHASS faculty include a psychologist, an anthropologist, and a health communication researcher.

Apr 24, 2014

Study Abroad Builds Skills, Understanding, Confidence

Tara Di Cassio, a senior in International Studies, spent two months studying in Amman, Jordan, expanding her Arabic language skills and knowledge of the Middle East.

Apr 14, 2014

Where Credit is Due: How Acknowledging Expertise Can Help Conservation Efforts

Scientists know that tapping into local expertise is key to conservation efforts aimed at protecting biodiversity – but researchers rarely give credit to these local experts. Anthropologist and associate professor of international studies Nora Haenn says that’s a problem, both for the local experts and for the science itself.

Mar 27, 2014

Donors Help Top Students Reach Their Potential

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences continues to grow as a destination college for talented, top-ranked students from across our state and beyond. Merit scholarships play a critical part in attracting and retaining such students. This year, CHASS awarded more than 100 merit-based scholarships across all its disciplines. A number of scholarship students were able to thank their donors at the college's 2014 Scholarship Luncheon.

Mar 25, 2014

Joel Voss: Development of International Human Rights Norms

Dr. Voss is studying the development of international human rights norms at the UN Human Rights Council. The Council is the premier body at the UN for creating new human rights standards. Dr. Voss is particularly interested in how states […]

Mar 24, 2014

Ashley Simons-Rudolph: “It takes a ViLa”

“It takes a ViLa”: Developing a virtual research consortium on gender between NCSU and Universidad de Costa Rica-CIEM (research center for women’s studies) Funded through 2013-2014 Committee on International Programs Internationalization Seed Grant at NC State University. PI-Dr. Ashley Simons-Rudolph, […]