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NC State Initiative Sets Gold Standard for Language Diversity
After reaching thousands of students, faculty and staff on its Raleigh campus, NC State’s Educating the Educated program is quickly becoming a national model for language diversity education. [...]
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. [...]
Experiencing King from New Angles
NC State digital humanities scholars are using technology to illuminate Martin Luther King Jr.’s words in new ways, allowing the public to not only read or listen to his speeches, but experience them. [...]
English Professor's Film Brings Oxford Archaeological Project to Life
"Great Houses Make Not Men Holy," a film co-created by professor of medieval and early modern literature Jim Knowles, virtually reconstructs a medieval friary at Oxford, England. [...]
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A mastery of English is often the key to success in every profession that requires communication, compassion, and understanding among human beings. Many famous people started out as English majors, and our own NC State English majors have gone on to successful careers in public relations, technical and corporate communication, law, teaching, editing, creative writing, sales and marketing, journalism, and more.


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MLK Dream Resounds in Historic Audio

Jason Miller's King's First Dream project is making the first ever recording of Dr. Martin Luther's King "I Have a Dream" speech available online. The website kingsfirstdream.com will include historical background, photographs, interviews, and hyperlinks to over 89 annotations on the speech. This speech took place in Rocky Mount, North Carolina a full eight months before King's famous speech at the March on Washington in 1963. The project has received coverage on the CBS and ABC National Evening News, the BBC, and in USA Today. It was also featured by Charlie Rose on the CBS Morning Show and named the "Best New Thing in the World Today" on the Rachel Maddow Show. In addition to being featured in hundreds of local newspapers and on radio stations, articles have been published in Canada and Japan and even translated into German and Italian. Dr. Miller was also interviewed on NPR and live on CNN.

CNN Interview
NPR "Morning Edition" with Rene Montagne
Sample clip from the documentary film