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Dave Harris with son

Sep 25, 2019

My NC State Story: Dave Harris (History ‘90)

Dave Harris says NC State taught him how to succeed in whatever he tried. He’s hoping his son, a freshman, follows a similar path. 

Jul 30, 2019

My NC State Story: Chandler Carriker (History ‘01)

History alumnus Chandler Carriker says his degree led him to a career in ministry, where he continues teaching, inspiring and leading. 

Feb 21, 2019

Black History Month 2019: Meet Elan Hope and Blair Kelley

February is Black History Month, a vital opportunity to honor black legacies, histories and accomplishments. It’s also a chance to amplify ongoing research into the black experience. 

Nov 26, 2017

How The U.S. Aided Robert Mugabe’s Rise

In this Washington Post op ed, NC State historian Nancy Mitchell says Cold War politics empowered democracy — and dictatorship. 

Aug 22, 2017

Hat Queens With Attitude Reign In ‘Crowns,’ A Gospel Musical

NC State historian Blair Kelley discusses the significance of African American women's hats during this preview of the gospel musical "Crown."   

Jul 27, 2017

The True Story of Dunkirk

After the fall of France in 1940, nearly 340,000 allied troops were stranded at the French port of Dunkirk as the German military closed in. Churchill called what happened next a “miracle of deliverance.” NC State historian Matthew Booker discusses the true story of Dunkirk. 

Apr 7, 2017

Alum Pays it Forward

Following NC State’s October launch of the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, with its goal of $1.6 billion in private support, alum Daniel Gunter (History and Spanish '00) enthusiastically signed on to serve as Campaign Cabinet Volunteer Chair for Annual Giving. 

Mar 27, 2017

The Emotional Resonance of Lies — And What We Can Do To Defeat Them

There are simple things we can do to become more rational decision makers, and to avoid being taken in by liars and con-artists who prey on ignorance. Alicia McGill, history, featured. 

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

From Atlantis to fake news: People question pseudoscience if they’re taught critical thinking

Teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” unsupported by facts, according to new research from NC State's Anne McLaughlin (psychology) and Alicia McGill (history). "This drives home the importance of teaching critical thinking, and the essential role that humanities can play in that process,” McGill says. “This is something that NC State is actively promoting as part of a university-wide focus on critical thinking development.”