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Aug 25, 2014

Alums Create “Harbinger”

NC State alumni Kieran Moreira (Film Studies) and Andrew Martin (Textile Engineering) bring their new independent film to the Hunt Library. HARBINGER is a live-action, fantasy-drama, seen through a child’s perspective that showcases Raleigh and North Carolina as a premier filmmaking location. The story follows Harold, an adopted ten-year-old boy, who climbs to the top of an oak tree in hopes of catching his unborn baby brother falling from space. Martin and Moreira will be on hand for a post-film discussion. Run time is approximately 30 minutes. 

Jul 28, 2014

A Passage From India: Lessons From An International Student’s Journey

In a column for the Chronicle of Higher Education, CHASS alumna Rajika Bhandari (Ph.D., Psychology '98) remembers her transformative experience of coming to study in the United States. As deputy vice president for research and evaluation at the Institute of International Education, Bhandari also knows just how powerful global higher education is for students today. 

Jul 18, 2014

Embracing Language Diversity at NC State

Humanities and Social Sciences alum Stephany Dunstan's award-winning dissertation focused on how dialects influence the college experience. In typical NC State Think And Do fashion, now she's working with sociolinguist Walt Wolfram and others to apply her findings in ways that raise awareness and celebrate just how richly diverse we are at NC State, every which way we say it. 

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Jul 11, 2014

Four Join CHASS Advisory Board

NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences has welcomed four new members to its Board of Advisors. All are NC State alumni; three of the four are alumni of CHASS. 

Jul 7, 2014

The Email Lemonade Lady

Cheryl Sutton understands the art of turning email lemons into email lemonade. Her approach to communication has enabled her to build relationships on six continents. Through Email Lemonade, she's coaching others to have the same success. 

Jul 4, 2014

Chris Hondros is Remembered, Celebrated at D.C. Event

NC State alumni, friends and family gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to remember Chris Hondros (English '93), the NC State alum who was killed on April 20, 2011, while on assignment for Getty Images in Libya. 

Jul 3, 2014

Love of Writing Leads to Career As Author

Madelyn Rosenberg says she has always been fascinated with the unique ways children navigate the world. As a writer for children and adolescents, she has turned that curiosity into a career. 

Jun 27, 2014

Philosophy Alum Creates Music in the Moment

Jeb Bishop (Philosophy ’89) is improvisational by nature. Over the course of his hugely successful career as a jazz musician, staying open to possibility has enabled him to do what he loves: create music in the moment. He has earned a reputation worldwide as a gifted trombonist and collaborator in free jazz and improvised music, forging partnerships with some of the most celebrated performers in the genre. And that philosophy degree? He says the habits of thought he acquired have served him well. 

Apr 28, 2014

The Trials of the Cherokee Were Reflected In Their Skulls

NC State forensic anthropologist Ann Ross and other researchers have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people. The findings highlight the role of environmental factors in shaping our physical characteristics. 

Apr 15, 2014

Exhibit Explores Raleigh’s Public Memory

Public History graduate students have created Communicating Communities, an exhibit at the City of Raleigh Museum that explores the power of memory and technology, and the ways both have been used to forge identities and connections to the many communities that create North Carolina's capital city.