March Student of the Month
Mehr Sher (senior, International Studies) is passionate about global issues. She pursues that passion through involvement with campus groups and through undergraduate research. She is focusing on a career in public policy and foreign affairs.
Internship Highlights Role of Nonprofits in Global Affairs
Internships help our students explore career options and acquire real-world experiences. In her internship with Stop Hunger Now, Selena Amatya--a senior majoring in International Studies and minoring in Nonprofit Studies--made connections between what she had learned in the classroom and helping a nonprofit expand its services to India.
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
Student Research Translates Into Broader Horizons
Tingting Ji is proficient in four languages: Chinese, French, English, and Italian. So when she saw an email about an undergraduate research award that involved translating, the Foreign Languages and Literatures major leapt at the opportunity. As this video shows, her translation project translated into newfound skills, interests, and graduate study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February Student of the Month
Elizabeth Medlin is a double major in International Studies and Spanish, with a Political Science minor. She participated in the NC State Ethnographic Field School in Guatemala (Summer 2013) and is an intern for the NC Immigrant Rights Project. Active in student groups, honor societies and research, she plans to attend law school for immigration law.