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Sep 21, 2016
Army Honors Professor for Service at Language Training Center
For the past four years, professor Ruth Gross has been instrumental to NC State's Language Training Center, a program designed to help special forces soldiers grow their understanding of languages they’ll encounter in the field. For her service, the Department of the Army recently awarded Gross the Commander’s Award for Public Service.
Sep 19, 2016
Discrimination’s 'Back Door': Tackling Language Bias on Campus
North Carolina State University has a long tradition of sociolinguistic research. Walt Wolfram, a sociolinguist and another of Educating the Educated's directors, established the North Carolina Language and Life Project in 1993 to study the state’s varied languages, dialects, and accents. Walt Wolfram, English, and the Language and Life Project at NC State featured.
Sep 14, 2016
Study Abroad Inspires Global Pursuits
For NC State alumna Megan (McNulty) Le, study abroad was the catalyst for a global career and the lifelong pursuit of international experiences. As an Alexander Hamilton Scholar, Le studied Business Management and Latin American Studies while minoring in Spanish, earning her dual degrees from Poole College of Management and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2002. A study abroad program in Costa Rica during the summer of 2001 sparked a desire in her to do something different and expand her worldview.