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Making Gumbo at the University

How is working at the university like making gumbo? Find out in Dr. Rupert Nacoste’s memoir.

Nacoste draws on his Louisiana black-Creole roots for the guiding metaphor of  Making Gumbo in the University, the story of his work on diversity, especially during his two years as the ranking university administrator responsible for diversity at NC State.

The gumbo metaphor flavors the psychology professor’s account of a dramatic moment in NC State history: a Faculty Senate censure of Chancellor Marye Anne Fox in 2003.

You can hear a reading from Nacoste’s book or get a signed copy on Thursday, April 29, at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.

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