Adventurer in a Tweed Jacket
Professor Emeritus David Greene is a prolific scholar and author, a gifted and giving musician, a highly skilled and sensitive translator, and a dedicated and cherished volunteer. In his retirement, Greene works to improve the lives of those around him: the children and villagers of eastern Guatemala, where Greene lives, teaches and writes for two thirds out of each year. For his work there, NC State’s Association of Retired Faculty recently recognized Greene with the Friday Award for Distinguished Service in Retirement.
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.
NC Literary Festival: Treats Galore for Lit Lovers
Make plans now to attend the NC Literary Festival April 3 - 6 in and around the Hunt Library on NC State's Centennial Campus. Hear your favorite authors from across the university and across the country read from their work. Discuss genres ranging from poetry to cooking, fiction and science fiction. Take a workshop in bookmaking, comics or pop-up books. Fun for all ages. And it's free!
CHASS Women Lauded for Equity Efforts
Three CHASS women were lauded for their contributions to equity at the 2014 Sisterhood Dinner held on campus by NC State's Council on the Status of Women. Kudos to Deborah Hooker, Mary Wyer and Suzanne Martin.
Maymester: One Course, Three Weeks, Three Credits
Last May, CHASS piloted Maymester, a three-week academic session that combines an intensive schedule with small class sizes to create an enriching and in-depth educational experience for professors and students alike. Based on positive feedback from faculty and students, the college has been asked to organize Maymester 2014.
Study Shows Innovative Program Helps Limit Domestic Violence
The statistics are horrifying. Nearly three in 10 women have been stalked or assaulted by their partner, and states reported investigating abuse cases involving 5.9 million children in 2010. Social workers and social work researchers are constantly searching for ways to address domestic violence, and new research from NC State shows that at least one recent program is making a difference.
What the Dog Knows
Cat Warren, an associate professor of journalism in the Department of English, teaches science writing, editing and reporting. In a completely different role, and working alongside the cadaver dog she trained, Warren also helps law enforcement officials search for missing and presumed-dead people. In her new book, What the Dog Knows (Touchstone Books, 2013), Warren has combined science, history and memoir to explore the world of working dogs that sniff out bodies, bombs and drugs, even unmarked graves of Civil War soldiers.
What Lies Ahead for NC State’s Humanities and Social Sciences?
During the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ 50th year, we are not only looking back over our rich history. We are also looking ahead to the next 50 years. In this video, Dean Jeff Braden is joined by faculty, alumni, and students who share their vision for CHASS over the next 50 years.
Exploring the Magic of ‘Life After Life’
After a 17 year hiatus, storytelling virtuoso Jill McCorkle has published her sixth novel, “Life After Life.” McCorkle, a professor in NC State’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, says that the novel was "a long time coming."
Different Countries Inspire ‘A Different Sun’
Inspired by a childhood abroad, Professor of English Dr. Elaine Orr is publishing her first novel, "A Different Sun."