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Year: 2020

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Dec 22, 2020

Former Student Body President Establishes Scholarship for Student Leaders

Andy Walsh (Political Science ’13) has pledged $10,000 to establish the Robert A. Walsh Student Leadership Fund, which will benefit undergraduate students serving in leadership roles for campus organizations. 

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Dec 17, 2020

Study Finds Strong Links Between Trust and Social Media Use

The study from NC State's Department of Communication also looked at what contributed to user trust in Facebook. 

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Dec 15, 2020

Year in Review: Our Top Stories of 2020

Even in a year of adversity and uncertainty, Humanities and Social Sciences had plenty to celebrate. 

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Dec 11, 2020

Wolfpack Writers: Tyree Daye

We caught up with English alumnus Tyree Daye to learn more about his second poetry collection "Cardinal." 

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Dec 10, 2020

Study Highlights What Makes COVID Misinformation So Tough to Stop on Social Media

Communication professor Yang Cheng's findings may help communicators share accurate information more effectively. 

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Dec 8, 2020

Tackling Ethics Concerns Regarding Use of ‘Carebots’ to Assist Older Adults

What's actually possible with carebots? And what's ethical? A new analysis from NC State highlights the pros and cons of technologies that use artificial intelligence (AI) to benefit older adults. 

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Nov 30, 2020

Judge Robert Rader Named 2020 Distinguished Alumnus

Rader recently retired as Chief District Court judge after 26 years on the bench — making him the longest serving District Court judge in Wake County history. 

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Nov 24, 2020

Graduation 2020: A Time, Class Like No Other

A sincere tip of the mortarboard to our college’s 1,207 undergraduate and 292 master’s and doctoral degree graduates. Dean Jeff Braden shares a special message with the Class of 2020. 

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Nov 16, 2020

Studies Outline Key Ethical Questions Surrounding Brain-Computer Interface Tech

Brain-computer interfaces are becoming more common, but as College of Humanities and Social Sciences researchers explain, ethical questions remain. 

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Nov 12, 2020

Search for Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Underway

After leading the College of Humanities and Social Sciences as dean for more than 11 years, Jeff Braden is returning to the faculty in July 2021. Provost Warwick Arden has officially launched an open search for the college's next dean.