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Year: 2013

Dec 16, 2013

Social entrepreneurship initiative launches at NC State

Student-founded groups such as Headbands for Hope and Triangle Youth Leadership Services are just two examples of what motivated and engaged NCSU students are doing to change the world. Elizabeth Benefield, Institute for NonProfits, featured. 

Dec 12, 2013

Working Odd Shifts Can Hurt Parent/Child Relationships

Research from NC State's Department of Sociology and Anthropology indicates that working a job that doesn’t keep 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours can hurt the relationships between parents and adolescents, increasing the likelihood that children will engage in delinquent behaviors. In some circumstances, though, an unconventional work schedule can be a benefit for children. 

Dec 11, 2013

Can You Match These Skulls? Many Experts Can’t

Also Red Orbit,, Eureka! Science News. NC State research shows that there is not enough variation in skull shapes to make a positive ID to make positive identifications of human remains. Ann Ross, sociology and anthropology, featured. 

Dec 6, 2013

Academic Minute: Weight Loss and Relationships

NC State professor reveals why extreme weight loss can be rough on a romantic relationship. Lynsey Romo, communication, featured. 

Dec 6, 2013

Wolfram Earns State’s Highest Civilian Honor

Professor of English Walt Wolfram has been honored with the state of North Carolina's highest civilian honor for his commitment to public service. Wolfram received the North Carolina award at a ceremony hosted by Governor Pat McCrory. 

Dec 4, 2013

Working Odd Shifts Can Hurt Parent-Child Relationships

According to NC State researchers, working a job that doesn't keep 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours can hurt the relationships between parents and adolescents. Toby Parcel and Josh Hendrix, sociology, featured. 

Dec 2, 2013

Virtual model changes understanding of history

Reconstructed cathedral sheds new light on historic sermon. John Wall, English, and David Hill, architecture, featured. 

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Dec 2, 2013

Three CHASS Faculty Named University Faculty Scholars

Three CHASS faculty members have been named University Faculty Scholars, an honor reserved for top NC State early- and mid-career faculty. John Begeny (Psychology), Akram Khater (History) and Tim Stinson (English) are among 20 NC State faculty who will receive $10,000 in donated funds for each of the next five years to support their academic endeavors. 

Nov 26, 2013

A Circus Life

As a CHASS student in the 1970s, Bill Allen says his professors inspired him to travel the world trying to solve ecological problems. His wanderlust eventually turned to circus love. Allen is the executive director and producer for Cirque de la Symphonie, a performance company he co-founded in 2005 that blends the European circus tradition with symphony performances. 

Nov 26, 2013

Deadline extended: Dean for a Day

Our college's annual Dean for a Day event allows one undergraduate student to trade places with the dean for 24 hours. This year's search for the student who will lead CHASS for a day has begun.