Retiring NC State poet helped save endangered script from extinction
After trending toward extinction for decades, the fate of Vietnam’s ancient script, Chữ Nôm, now has a healthier outlook. NC State English professor John Balaban has helped lead many of the developments that kick-started Nôm’s rebound from an endangered calligraphic way of writing to a preserved tradition.
Chris Hondros is Remembered, Celebrated at DC Event
NC State alumni, friends and family gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to remember Chris Hondros (English '93), the NC State alum who was killed on April 20, 2011, while on assignment for Getty Images in Libya.
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.
Friends look to document, celebrate Hondros’ life
Friends of the late Chris Hondros are making a documentary to honor his life and career. "He was one of the greatest photographers of all time," says his friend Greg Campbell. "He had developed into the elder statesman of conflict photographers. Everyone respected him, even his competitors. He was a master of his environment." In 2011, Hondros was fatally wounded in a mortar attack in Libya.