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May 6, 2015

College Hosts Spirited Spring Fest

If you were anywhere near the 1911 building on a recent sunny spring day, you heard the music and sounds of Spring Fest. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted its annual festival on April 21 that highlights all its departments, from English and History to Sociology and Anthropology, Interdisciplinary Studies and more. 

May 1, 2015

Social Justice, Sustainability, and the F Word

Lauren Frey takes the F word seriously. So seriously that she created a course around it. For that and other work to promote feminism (that F word) and gender equality on campus, in the community and internationally, NC State’s Council on the Status of Women awarded Frey ’17 with its Equity for Women student award. 

Apr 15, 2015

History Weekend Asks: Climate Science — Whom Do You Trust?

NC State's Department of History plays a critical role in the discussion of climate change. Join us for History Weekend, featuring Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, who will give a historian's perspective in her address, "Climate Science: Whom Do You Trust?" 

Apr 1, 2015

Learn Japanese Theater the Noh Way

Watching a performance of Japanese Noh theater is like traveling in time and space to medieval Japan. Now's your chance to visit that era: the co-founder of a modern Noh troupe will lead a four-day program of workshops and demonstrations at NC State to explore this fascinating art form. 

Mar 23, 2015

Brace Yourself: Study Finds People Can Use Different Strategies to Prepare for Stress

People are not consistent in how they prepare mentally to deal with arguments and other stressors, according to a pilot study led by Associate Professor of Psychology Shevaun Neupert. In fact, people used different coping behaviors to prepare for different stressors, and those coping behaviors changed from day to day. 

Mar 18, 2015

Psychologists Find 25% of Homeless Children Need Mental Health Services

A pilot study led by psychologists at NC State finds that 25 percent of children who are homeless are in need of mental health services -- highlighting the need for more support for the millions of homeless children in the United States. 

Feb 26, 2015

A Day in a Different Life: Dean for a Day

Dean Jeff Braden became a social work student for a day, handing over leadership of Humanities and Social Sciences to Caterina Schenck. Student Braden and Dean Schenck share their experiences -- that included an educational summit with UNC President Tom Ross, NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson, Governor McCrory and others -- and their insights in this post. 

Feb 9, 2015

Poets Wanted: NC State Poetry Contest is Now Open

NC State holds one of the largest free annual poetry contests in the Southeast. Don't miss your chance to participate. Acclaimed poet Gibbons Ruark is serving as our guest judge this year. 

Dec 12, 2014

Semester in Spain Challenges, Inspires Undergrad

Senior Megan Hornbeck (Communication Media and Spanish Languages and Literatures) says studying abroad in Spain enhanced her cultural awareness, challenged her to navigate a new environment and shaped her goals. 

Sep 29, 2014

Study Abroad Combines Passion for Writing and the Environment

Rebecca Nagy, a senior majoring in English (Language, Writing and Rhetoric) with a minor in Environmental Sciences, studied abroad in Namibia to explore her interests in both writing and conservation. She hiked to the top of sand dunes in the world's oldest desert, kayaked alongside cape fur seals and dolphins, and sat ten feet from a herd of desert elephants.