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At Home in the World Fellows Named

2013 NC State At Home in the World Faculty Fellows, from left: Chandra Cox, Crystal Hayes, Charles Ludington, Lori Snyder, Suzie Goodell, Agnes Bolonyai, Sandria Freitag, Alexander Gloss (doctoral student) and D. Seth Murray. Not pictured: Francis L. de los Reyes and Lori Thompson.

Ten faculty members have been named At Home in the World Faculty Fellows as part of an initiative sponsored by the American Council on Education to promote global and multicultural collaboration in higher education.

The fellows and their projects are:

  • Agnes Bolonyai, Department of English: “Language in Globalization,” an undergraduate course examining language, identity and culture in globalization.
  • Chandra Cox, Department of Art + Design: “Summer Design Studio in Johannesburg, South Africa,” to exchange perspectives of American youth culture for exposure to the practice of design for profit in African nations.
  • Sandria Freitag, Department of History: “Nonprofits in the Global Context,” an undergraduate course examining non-governmental organizations, which serve as both a crucial component and a revealing characteristic of the strength and effectiveness of a country’s civil society.
  • Suzie Goodell, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences: “Food and Culture,” an undergraduate course examining the food preferences and practices of a myriad of cultures within the United States that persist even after groups of people acculturate and assimilate into a new society.
  • Crystal Hayes, Department of Social Work: “Exploratory Trip to Cape Town, South Africa,” a trip to plan for a 2014 summer course or volunteer opportunities in Cape Town, South Africa on international human rights, social justice and social work leadership.
  • Charles Ludington, Department of History: “How Did We Get Here? A Global History of American Food and Drink,” an undergraduate course examining the history of food and drink through a global and interdisciplinary perspective.
  • D. Seth Murray, Department of International Studies: “Sixteen Intercultural Competency Instructional Modules,” a series of modules centered on the intercultural competency and multicultural training of NC State students enrolled in international studies courses both pre- and post-study abroad.
  • Francis L. de los Reyes, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering: “Water and Sanitation for Developing Countries,” an undergraduate course for juniors that will discuss the global realities of water and sanitation infrastructure in developing countries, with a focus on sustainable and appropriate approaches.
  • Lori Snyder, Crop Science: “Feast or Famine,” an undergraduate course focusing on the change of the global landscape in the last decades as well as the causes of hunger and famine from a global perspective.
  • Lori Thompson, Department of Psychology: “Voluntourism,” an instructional module that provides an evidence-based, theory-driven, balanced perspective on the complexities surrounding the delivery of short-term volunteer aid work abroad.

NC State is one of eight institutions participating in the initiative. Ingrid Schmidt, assistant vice provost for International Affairs and director of Study Abroad, and Joanne Woodard, vice provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, lead the effort at NC State.


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