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Mar 22, 2017  |  College of Humanities and Social Sciences News

At the WHO, Alum Aims to Remove Barriers Across the Globe

After discovering a passion for international relations, diplomacy and development at NC State, alumna Lianne Gonsalves entered the real world looking for a way to put it all together. And she has. Working as a technical officer at the World Health Organization, Gonsalves studies how to better connect young people with information and services related to their sexual and reproductive health.

Mar 15, 2017  |  College of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Anil Dash: Toward an Ethical, Inclusive Tech Industry

Entrepreneur, activist and writer Anil Dash will give NC State's 2017 Rolf Buchdahl Lecture on Science, Technology and Human Values on March 22. Dash, who advised the Obama White House’s Office of Digital Strategy, today advises major startups and nonprofits.

Oct 29, 2014

Marrying Humanities with Science and Technology

Meet Bob Geolas (Multidisciplinary Studies '87), president and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation. and the newest Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumnus.

Jul 7, 2014

The Email Lemonade Lady

Cheryl Sutton understands the art of turning email lemons into email lemonade. Her approach to communication has enabled her to build relationships on six continents. Through Email Lemonade, she's coaching others to have the same success.

Sep 30, 2013

Nonprofit, International Studies Lead Grad to Address Global Women’s Health

CHASS alumna Tracy DiTucci (International Studies with a minor in Nonprofit Studies, '11) travels the world working with the nonprofit women's health organization, Ipas. Her studies provided her “with a framework for better understanding the unique role that nonprofits play in society and the different challenges and opportunities they face."

May 29, 2013

Alum Takes the Long and Interdisciplinary Road

Jeff Merritt (MALS ' 05) says he would sign on for a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies graduate program all over again. The executive director of the Centennial Authority that oversees the operation of the PNC Arena says he's "a much better writer and communicator now, particularly in a crisis. ... Everything I thought I would get out of graduate school, I got that and a hundred times more.”

Mar 27, 2013

1st Annual MALS Alumni Homecoming Event, May 2012

On Saturday morning, May 5, 2012 the Master of Liberal Arts Program held its first-ever Homecoming Event for faculty, alumni, and current students.  The centerpiece of our event was a panel discussion titled, “Feast, Famine, and Farming:  Perspectives on Food […]

Oct 10, 2012

Alumni Profile: Sara Yasin

Sara Yasin is a 2009 alum of NCSU’s International Studies program. While at NCSU, Yasin was active in Student Government, the University Scholars Program, and the Caldwell Fellows program, and received the prestigious Mathews Medal upon graduation for her contributions […]

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.

Feb 28, 2012

Speaking Out for Women — at the United Nations

Becca Bishopric ‘11 and senior Anuja Acharya (Political Science and English) were fellows during the past year with They each spent time researching a topic dealing with rural women in North Carolina and wrote a paper on those findings. This week, they're in New York presenting their research on women's issues to the United Nations. The pair will represent, a nonprofit organization that formed out of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. They will spend a few days attending U.N. workshops and seminars covering issues affecting rural women around the world. On Thursday, they will present their findings. Acharya is a CHASS Dean's Scholarship recipient.