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Sep 4, 2019

Teaching Public History: Interactive Program Paves The Way For Lebanese Teachers

A program hosted by NC State's Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies is transforming the way Lebanese teachers educate students about their country’s history.  

A mother and child.

Jun 6, 2017

Giving Families a Voice in North Carolina’s Child Welfare System

NC State's Kara Allen-Eckard is helping lead an effort to better serve the most vulnerable among us in North Carolina: at-risk children and their families. 

Jan 11, 2017

Researchers Study How to Improve Mental Health Conditions at County Jail

Through a partnership with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, NC State researchers are studying how to improve mental health conditions at the county jail. The project, which supports Wake County’s participation in the White House’s Data-Driven Justice Initiative, aims to help the jail operate more efficiently, but also improve the care and outcomes of those with mental health problems. 

Oct 18, 2016

U.K. Students Manage Presidential Campaigns Through NC State Simulation

“Election 2016,” an online simulation created by NC State University political scientist Andy Taylor and graduate student Alex Johnson, tasks teams of students from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to manage a United States presidential candidate’s campaign — hopefully to victory in the general election. 

Apr 26, 2016

Website Creates Digital Archive for HB2 Experiences

Citizens can share and document their experiences with North Carolina’s House Bill 2 through a new digital archive created by a North Carolina State University historian. The website, NC HB2: A Citizens’ History, allows users to submit stories, videos, images and documents related to the bill and sort through materials submitted by others. 

Apr 21, 2016

Taking the Museum to the People

Public history graduate students Sarah Soleim and Abigail Jones have seen the challenge of attracting visitors to Raleigh's Pope House Museum firsthand. They worked at the house in the summer of 2015 during internships with the City of Raleigh Museum, the home’s current owner. As a way to increase public engagement, they worked with museum staff to brainstorm ways to bring the Pope House to the people. 

David Zonderman

Feb 25, 2016

Professor Helps N.C. County Interpret Connection to Underground Railroad

NC State University historian David Zonderman has spent the past three years helping Halifax County interpret its deep connection to the Underground Railroad. After performing humanities extension work with the local school system for more than a decade, Zonderman engaged with the Halifax County Convention and Visitors Bureau to develop a plan for conveying the county’s rich history to the public. 

Jan 7, 2016

Toward Sustainable Development: Town Hall Meeting

Join faculty and students from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to discuss sustainable development goals during "Forging a Sustainable Future," the second in a new series of town hall events at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. 

Daniel Dayton

Jan 6, 2016

Startup Connects Microentrepreneurs With Tourists

Researchers at NC State University say they’ve created a way for the public to easily find and connect with tourism microentrepreneurs, the smallest of small business owners who often not only serve as experts at their crafts but are top-notch tour guides in their community. 

Nov 30, 2015

Retiring NC State Poet Helped Save Endangered Script from Extinction

After trending toward extinction for decades, the fate of Vietnam’s ancient script, Chữ Nôm, now has a healthier outlook. NC State English professor John Balaban has helped lead many of the developments that kick-started Nôm’s rebound from an endangered calligraphic way of writing to a preserved tradition.