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Month: May 2020

May 28, 2020

What Does Mask Shaming Say About Human Nature…and Does it Work?

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, a new behavior known as “mask shaming” has popped up as people politicize the debate over face coverings. North Carolina State University anthropology professor Nora Haenn said the argument is part of human nature. “When I see people kind of moving to two different sides, what I see them trying to do is make sense of the confusion, impose order on the chaos,” Haenn said. 

Tara standing in front of buildings abroad

May 27, 2020

Interview with Tara Di Cassio

After graduating from NC State, Tara Di Cassio (International Studies '14) pursued the Boren Fellowship to study abroad in Jordan. 

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May 22, 2020

How Social Media Platforms Can Contribute to Dehumanizing Other People

Communication professor Jessica Jameson examines how social media can be used to normalize hate speech and dehumanize entire groups. 

man sitting in chair donating platelets

May 21, 2020

Life Blood: Why I Donate Platelets

In a first-person account of his experience donating platelets, Dean Jeff Braden describes how a once-foreign concept transformed into an act of service — and why he continues to give during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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May 20, 2020

How COVID-19 May Affect Nonprofits (And What They Can Do About It)

More people are relying on nonprofits, but nonprofits have fewer resources. Public administration student Xintong Chen explains the challenges ahead. 

May 19, 2020

When Cadaver Dogs Pick Up a Scent, Archaeologists Find Where to Dig

In this article for the New York Times, English professor Cat Warren documents how researchers use cadaver dogs to find ancient human remains. 

An old book is removed from the BookBot's drawer.

May 18, 2020

Building Shakespeare’s Digital Legacy

NC State's Humanities and Social Sciences scholars will help explore the power of digital archives in a groundbreaking partnership with the world's preeminent Shakespeare library. 

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May 7, 2020

Big Plans, Bright Futures: Meet Some of Our 2020 Graduates

Meet ten Humanities and Social Sciences graduates who will leave NC State well-equipped to pursue their dreams. 

photo of American Food: A Not-So-Serious History

May 6, 2020

Wolfpack Writers: Rachel Wharton

We caught up with English alumna Rachel Wharton to learn more about her book "American Food: A Not-So-Serious History." 

The court of North Carolina with the 1911 building.

May 4, 2020

NC State’s School of Social Work: Same Excellent Program, New Name

NC State’s Department of Social Work has changed its name: effective April 28, 2020, it is the School of Social Work.