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Oct 23, 2012

Educating for Energy Security

Political Science Prof Bill Boettcher gives students a rigorous education about a pressing challenge of the 21st century: energy security. This spring, his students' research took them out of the classroom and into a simulated session where they acted the parts of world energy powers, to the halls of the Pentagon, and beyond. The students' experiences were made possible in part by donations to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Sep 18, 2012

47th Summer Institute in English

The college recently hosted its 47th Summer Institute in English, welcoming a contingent of 59 international students from 18 different countries. When the five-week intensive program ended, they returned to their home countries with improved English skills, expanded cultural experiences, and fond memories of their American summer in North Carolina. 

Sep 6, 2012

2012 Statewide Short Story Contest Underway

Think you’ve got what it takes to write an award-winning story? Enter the 2012 NC State Short Story Contest, sponsored by the NC State University Creative Writing Program. The annual event, open to all NC residents (some exceptions apply), is one of the largest free literary competitions in the South. The contest has two categories that offer cash prizes and is supported by the Barnhardt Family Fund and other friends of the NC State Creative Writing program. 

Aug 31, 2012

Positive Parenting When You’re Homeless

A new paper from NC State University's Department of Psychology addresses positive parenting in the context of homelessness. The paper, co-authored by Dr. Mary Haskett, a professor of psychology at NC State, includes recommendations for shelter practices and calls for more research on how to help homeless families with children who are facing mental-health problems. 

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Aug 24, 2012

Faculty moderate Read Smart book discussions

Faculty from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are moderating four out of the five book discussions in the "Read Smart" program organized by NCSU Libraries and Wake County Public Libraries this semester. All are welcome to join in these public book discussions sponsored by Friends of the Library of North Carolina State University. 

Apr 11, 2012

Keeping a Dialect Alive on Ocracoke

Professor Walt Wolfram has taken students to the Outer Banks for spring break for 20 years. The annual expedition at first involved conducting research on the Outer Banks brogue. Now the trip aims to teach young Ocracokers about a tongue rarely spoken by anyone but the elderly. Wolfram says coming back to teach each year brings linguistic insights gleaned from Ocracoke back home. 

Dec 12, 2011

How To Avoid Scams Targeting Older Adults

Research tells us that scams targeting older adults are becoming increasingly prevalent, and can have devastating effects on the finances of seniors and their families. I’ve spoken to researchers at NC State who focus on this issue to get information you can use to help you protect yourself and your loved ones. Public awareness is a… 

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Dec 9, 2011

CHASS Integral to North Carolina’s Year of Communicating Science 2012

2012 is shaping up to be a big year for communication related to science. During North Carolina’s Year of Communicating Science, the Triangle area will be center stage for those who write about, speak about, and otherwise translate science for the less technicially inclined. NC State University will be very much a part of the conversations, and we invite you to join us. 

Dec 9, 2011

To understand homelessness, social work students sleep outside

Undergraduate social work (BSW) students and friends spent a cold night on NC State's brickyard recently to bring attention to the plight of those who are homeless in Raleigh. 

Nov 22, 2011

Hindi-Urdu Event Celebrates South Asian Language and Culture

Hindi-Urdu Cultural Night celebrated and showcased the diversity of South Asian culture and generated interest in the Hindi-Urdu language program at NC State.