In the Spotlight: Japanese Lecturer Keiko Ueda
Faculty at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures represent a wide array of teaching philosophies. A diversity that contributes to the enriching education our students experience. Lecturer of Japanese, Keiko Ueda, constructs a collaborative and familial learning environment in her classrooms. As the winner of the 2013 Outstanding CHASS Lecturer Award, Ueda’s efforts have not gone unnoticed by her colleagues.
In the Spotlight: Hindi-Urdu Professor Nilakshi Phukan
Growing up in a rural Indian village, Foreign Languages and Literatures Hindi-Urdu professor, Nilakshi Phukan, faced the common obstacle of being viewed as a second class citizen because of her gender. Around the age of nine, her father moved her family of eight to a nearby small town in hope of better opportunities. A social norm at the time, it was her father that set goals for what his six children were to become. Hence, he determined she was to receive her Ph.D. in Hindi. She jokes about the fact she probably didn’t know what a Ph.D. was at the time, but nevertheless, she was driven to fulfill her dad’s dream.
In the Spotlight: Classics Professor Dustin Heinen
At the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, we pride ourselves in supporting open discussion of ideas and perspectives. Having an inquisitive, receptive academic discourse is key to a thriving educational environment. NC State Classics and Latin professor, Dr. Dustin Heinen, credits this interactive environment as what has molded who he is in the classroom.
Professor Explores Impact of Sci-Fi Literature on China’s Nation-Building Efforts
Not all students arrive at college knowing the distinct educational route, let alone professional, they intend to take. Most of us can attest that uncertainty has a tendency not to discriminate. Thankfully your time at college is all about discovering what ignites your fervor to learn. For instance, NC State Modern Chinese Literature and Cultural Studies professor, Dr. Nathaniel Isaacson, initially intended to enter the business world before realizing that his calling was not there but in studying Chinese language and culture.
In the Spotlight: Maryam Mohaghegh
At the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures we put a lot of emphasis on diversity–that is, linguistic diversity, cultural diversity, scholarly diversity, and also experiential diversity. This last one, particularly when it comes to our faculty and staff, is really really important.
Writers Make Top Sci-Fi, Fantasy List
Five writers from NC State’s MFA in Creative Writing Program are receiving recognition for their work in science fiction and fantasy. Editors of the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy series selected stories from one MFA student, three alumni and one faculty member to its latest list of notable stories. Among the winners, A Contracorriente Press' Copyeditor Julie Steinbacher.
Through Textbook, NC State Lecturer Engages Spanish Learners Across U.S.
While her office is in Withers Hall, Spanish lecturer Susan Navey-Davis helps engage learners far beyond NC State’s campus. As a co-author of the highly-circulated textbook Plazas: Lugar de encuentros (Cengage Learning), Navey-Davis has a hand in growing higher education Spanish across the nation. Now in its fifth edition, the book is used at more than 50 colleges and universities.
Preserving the Spanish of Yucatan
For Foreign Languages and Literatures professor Jim Michnowicz Think and Do means, among other things, preserving linguistic diversity around the world, particularly Latin America.
Helping Youth Cope with the Consequences of Discrimination
Be proud of being Black, take care of your mental health, and find constructive ways to confront institutional racism. That’s the advice that a team of psychology researchers has for young African-American adults who are dealing with the consequences of racial discrimination — and tips they want to share with psychologists, counselors and health care professionals who work with young African-Americans.
Retired Faculty Honored at Brunch
Retired Humanities and Social Sciences faculty reconnected and reminisced on May 19 at a brunch honoring their service to the college.