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Apr 18, 2017  |  Wonders and Marvels

Professor Remembers His Mother’s Viennese Culinary Heritage

In this month's edition of Wonders and Marvels, Foreign Languages and Literatures professor Michael Garval writes about the Vienna of his mom and grandparents. It was not, as Dickens would have said it, the "best of times" but the food was "guided by principles of thrift and ingenuity, passed across time and generations," the way his Oma or grandmother used to make it. Read the original story...

Apr 12, 2017  |  Foreign Languages and Literatures

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.

Apr 5, 2017  |  Foreign Languages and Literatures

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.

Mar 24, 2017  |  Foreign Languages and Literatures

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.

Feb 6, 2017  |  Entrepreneurship Initiative

Alumna’s Bee Downtown Goes to Ghana

Spanish minor alumna Leigh-Kathryn Bonner is bringing her "beesness" to Ghana to empower women and promote sustainability.