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Jan 3, 2018

Movies on the Radio: Money, Money, Money

From grim tales of greedy gangsters like "Baby Face," "Scarface," and "Goodfellas" to the cheesy 1980s film "They Live" that told viewers, "[Money] is your God," directors have tackled the subject of money for years. Marsha Gordon, NC State Film Studies, discusses films on Movies on the Radio. 

Dec 6, 2017

The Magic Of Animation: Movies On The Radio

NC State film professor Marsha Gordon discusses our favorite animated movies with Movies on the Radio host Frank Stasio and Laura Boyes, film curator at the NC Museum of Art. 

May 1, 2017

The Brave New World of Social Media Screening for New Hires

As social media has proliferated, employers have increasingly been using online information to evaluate job candidates. Steve McDonald, an associate professor of sociology at NC State who studies social networks and labor markets, takes a look at the practice and potential problems of social media as a new employee evaluation tool. 

Apr 12, 2017

Simulating Migration Crises, Rogue Vessels, Ebola Outbreaks at the Libraries

“Winter Is Coming,” a two-day energy and security simulation training exercise for 50 Triangle-area university students interested in careers with intelligence agencies, recreated the kinds of situation rooms that a National Security Advisor runs in cases of a high-level security emergency—all in the safety of the Hunt Library’s visualization and collaboration spaces. 

Mar 27, 2017

This College Class On ‘Historical Frauds’ Is Fighting Pseudoscience Head-On

A historian and a psychologist from North Carolina State University decided to investigate whether teaching students tools for critical thinking, based on lessons from history, could help them to avoid being duped by pseudoscience outside the classroom. 

Mar 21, 2017

How Critical Thinking in the Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience

Teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience" unsupported by facts, according to new research from NC State. 

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Mar 20, 2017

Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’

A new study from NC State and Campbell University finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called food deserts is limited financial resources. 

Feb 22, 2017

Celebrating the Extraordinary: Honoring Our Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship recipients got to meet the donors who make their awards possible at the college's annual luncheon honoring both groups on Feb. 16. 

Feb 13, 2017

Brookins Named Outreach and Engagement Faculty Fellow

Craig Brookins, a faculty member in applied social and community psychology and program director for Africana studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been appointed as an Outreach and Engagement Faculty Fellow at NC State. 

Dec 1, 2016

The Year in Pictures: Humanities and Social Sciences in 2016

Take a look back at some of our favorite stories (and photos) of the year.