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Jun 11, 2024

After 13 years as Associate Dean for Research and Engagement, Tom Birkland Returns to Faculty

After serving as associate dean for research and engagement for 13 years, Professor Tom Birkland will step down and return to the faculty on July 1. 

Lorraine Taylor

May 22, 2024

Humanities and Social Sciences Names Lorraine Taylor Executive Director for Extension and Engagement

NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences has named Lorraine Taylor executive director for extension and engagement, effective June 1. 

May 13, 2024

Two Faculty Members Named National Humanities Center Fellows

English professor Belle Boggs and history professor Susanna Lee have been named National Humanities Center Fellows and will spend the next academic year working on individual research projects. 

Juliana and Chancellor

Apr 26, 2024

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Wins Awards for Inclusion Efforts

Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi, distinguished professor of English and associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion received a DEI Professional Award, and VOLAR was recognized in the Outstanding Student Organization category. 

Meg Day

Apr 24, 2024

MFA Faculty Member Named Guggenheim Museum’s 2024 Poet-in-Residence

Assistant Professor of English Meg Day has been named the Guggenheim Museum’s poet-in-residence for 2024. 

Art United

Apr 3, 2024

Coping with Climate Anxiety Through Poetry, Visual Arts

The interdisciplinary Art United workshop offers a creative outlet to deal with concerns about our planet’s future. 

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Mar 4, 2024

3 CHASS Students, 1 Faculty Member Receive Fulbright Awards

Three students and one faculty member from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are the recipients of prestigious Fulbright awards. 

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Feb 13, 2024

Studying the Impact of U.S. Penal System ‘Pay-to-Stay’ Policies

Until now, little research has been done on the impact these policies have on incarcerated people, their families, and their communities. Associate Professor of Sociology April Fernandes is co-leading a team that will analyze the policies. 

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Feb 9, 2024

Easy Things We Can Do to Cope With Traumatic Loss

A new study co-authored by P.h.D. student Caitlin Reynolds and professor of psychology Shevaun Neupert finds there are simple activities that help people improve their mood and emotional well-being after the traumatic loss of a loved one. 

Feb 6, 2024

Professor Rodney Waschka’s New Composition Premieres

Arts studies professor and composer Rodney Waschka’s new original work, “Suite for Piano,” received its premiere performance at the NYC Contemporary Music Symposium’s recent Columbia University concert.