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Author: Nash Dunn

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Apr 14, 2021

Cybersecurity: Alumni Tackle Digital Dilemmas

Meet four Humanities and Social Sciences alumni who are bringing unique perspectives to high-tech problems. 

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Mar 26, 2021

Donors Raise $1.4M for Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Humanities and Social Sciences donors gave back in a big way Wednesday, donating a combined $1.42 million during the university’s 2021 Day of Giving. 

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Oct 15, 2020

Elections 2020

NC State experts share their insights during this truly unique election season. 

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Oct 15, 2020

Quiz: Pandemic Stressbusters

Increase your knowledge, decrease your stress. Take our quiz developed by NC State psychologist Shevaun Neupert. 

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Oct 15, 2020

Doctoral Student Helps Redesign NASA’s Astronaut Selection Process

When NASA recently revised how it chooses astronauts, NC State doctoral student Gary Travinin helped develop the process. 

Jul 24, 2020

Against Crazy Odds, Simon Bolivar Liberated Six Countries in South America

“That was as audacious a military maneuver as Hannibal crossing the Alps,” says Richard Slatta, emeritus professor of history at North Carolina State University and co-author of “Simón Bolívar’s Quest for Glory.” 

Jul 23, 2020

Teen Museum Guides Can Improve Your Visit

NC State Psychology professor Kelly Lynn Mulvey's reseach shows the benefits of engaging teens as museum guides. 

Jul 23, 2020

Will The Blue Invasion of Red State America Finally Pay off in 2020?

For those states that are getting bluer, a major factor is people moving into those states, specifically Arizona, Colorado and coastal southern states like North Carolina and even Georgia. Irwin Morris, William T. Kretzer Distinguished Professor of Humanities at North Carolina State University, says significant moves are mostly young people and are usually about economics. People are moving to southern states to find jobs. 

Jul 20, 2020

Why Making Plans Helps Manage Pandemic Stress

For the first half of the year, the uncertainty of the pandemic’s spread has made it nearly impossible to predict whether anything will happen as we imagined it would. “I think we’re all being made keenly aware that the control we thought we had is maybe more fragile than we believed,” says Shevaun Neupert, a professor of psychology at North Carolina State University. 

Jul 14, 2020

The ‘Sex Talk’ is Actually a Series of Talks

“If parents start that very, very early with appropriate terminology and responding to kids’ questions when these questions come up, then kids know this is just one of many other things they can talk with parents about,” said Laura Widman, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology at NC State.