Franklin Scholar Expands STEM Focus with International Studies Degree
Recent NC State graduate Andrea Irving, a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, expanded the scope of her chemical engineering degree through a second major in international studies and minors in Chinese and Spanish.
Student Combines Philanthropy, Sustainability for Campus Impact
Nearly 3,000 miles from his home in Orinda, Calif., business and international studies double-major Sam Shain is making unique contributions to a university culture of philanthropy. As the first-ever director of student philanthropy within Student Government’s Executive Board, he’s helping educate students about the importance of giving back in order to boost the university’s long-term sustainability.
Mentoring Program Aims to Help Grad Students Land Jobs
A mentoring program for grad students, by grad students — that’s the idea behind a new leadership initiative in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Research, Advocacy Lead International Studies Major to the UN
Maya Krishnan (International Studies and Business Administration) graduates this spring after serving as a fellow for the North Carolina advocacy group WomenNC. She also recently participated in the United Nation's 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
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.
Opening the door for underrepresented students to study abroad
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is launching a pilot program aimed at encouraging underrepresented student groups to study abroad. Through information sessions and Travel Scholar grants, the college hopes to show students how study abroad can augment their education and expose any misconceptions that may be holding them back.
Where Diplomats Are Concerned
Gentry Smith (Political Science ’83) speaks Arabic and has lived in Japan, Egypt and Burma — a long way from his hometown in Halifax County in eastern North Carolina, where both his parents were schoolteachers. Meet the director of the Office of Foreign Missions at the State Department.
Blair Kelley Named Assistant Dean
Dr. Blair L.M. Kelley has been named assistant dean for interdisciplinary studies and international programs at NC State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The CHASS Interdisciplinary Studies Program awards an array of cross-disciplinary undergraduate degrees. IDS major programs include Africana Studies, Arts Studies (including Film Studies), International Studies, Science Technology and Society (STS), Self-Design Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies
A Passage From India: Lessons From An International Student’s Journey
In a column for the Chronicle of Higher Education, CHASS alumna Rajika Bhandari (Ph.D., Psychology '98) remembers her transformative experience of coming to study in the United States. As deputy vice president for research and evaluation at the Institute of International Education, Bhandari also knows just how powerful global higher education is for students today.
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.