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Year: 2015

Jan 22, 2015

January Student of the Month

Student of the month Alyssa Fea is getting real-world experience by conducting scholarly research alongside a terrific faculty member, taking on internships related to her communication major and her nonprofit minor, and serving as a resident mentor. 

Jan 20, 2015

Swapping Schedules: Dean for a Day Jan 28

College Dean Jeff Braden will switch places with social work student Caterina Schenck on January 28. He'll take her classes and have lunch with her friends, while she runs the college. It's the annual Dean for a Day event. 

Jan 14, 2015

The Gorilla in the Room: Inattentional Blindness Isn’t Blindness At All

Psychology doctoral students worked alongside Professor and Department Chair Doug Gillan to uncover new knowledge about the phenomenon known as “inattentional blindness” that occurs when people are so focused on a task that they fail to notice unexpected events ... such as a gorilla in the room. 

Jan 13, 2015

That Chris Christie hug and Huckabee’s Jay-Z dis: 2016 is already …

According to NC State political science expert, the real importance of celebrities in the presidential race isn't so much in winning over voters as it is in building a campaign. Mike Cobb, political science, featured. 

Jan 9, 2015

Take a Virtual Front Pew Seat to Hear MLK’s “Fill Up the Jails”

On February 16, 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his first public endorsement of non-violent direct action as a means to achieve civil and human rights. Fifty years later, NC State University’s Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Project has launched a website that includes a digital audio re-creation that puts listeners in the pews to hear the widely influential "Fill Up the Jails" speech. 

Jan 8, 2015

Rich Clerkin to Lead NC State’s Institute for Nonprofits

Richard M. Clerkin, Ph.D., has been named executive director of the Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement at NC State University. He will lead the institute’s research, teaching and engagement, and work with North Carolina nonprofit partners to extend NC State research to serve the state. 

Jan 5, 2015

The Devil’s in the Details: More Research Needed to Address Synthetic Biology Security Concerns

A new paper examines security risks and policy questions related to the growing field of synthetic biology.