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Tag: Interdisciplinary Studies

Sep 14, 2016

Study Abroad Inspires Global Pursuits

For NC State alumna Megan (McNulty) Le, study abroad was the catalyst for a global career and the lifelong pursuit of international experiences. As an Alexander Hamilton Scholar, Le studied Business Management and Latin American Studies while minoring in Spanish, earning her dual degrees from Poole College of Management and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2002. A study abroad program in Costa Rica during the summer of 2001 sparked a desire in her to do something different and expand her worldview. 

Sep 6, 2016

Cold War Computers, California Supercars, and the Pursuit of Lithium-ion Power

The electric vehicle’s history offers a lesson to the wise: Harvesting the fruits of basic science requires industrial foresight, investment, and a healthy dose of realpolitik. Matthew Eisler, Interdisciplinary Studies, featured. 

Nate Myers and Zakiya Pettiway

Jun 27, 2016

Student’s Startup Helps Teens Tap into Creative Gifts

Over the last four years, Nate Myers has trained high school students in photography, videography and music production at the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County afterschool program. Working with teens largely from low-income households, Myers mentored students through multimedia projects with themes often promoting social change. Now, through his startup — the Malkuta Project — Myers is expanding the afterschool model to the broader community. 

May 12, 2016

Opening the Door to Study Abroad

A new College of Humanities and Social Sciences pilot program aims to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to study abroad for the first time. Kickstarted by a $25,000 NC State University Foundation grant, the Travel Scholars pilot program will help some underrepresented students pay for study abroad and inform others about what resources are available. 

May 4, 2016

Residues of Slavery, Racial Stereotypes of the ‘Angry Black Woman’ Often Put Black Women and Girls in Harm’s Way

The pervasive racial stereotypes of Black women — as being angry, of having an attitude, and other unflattering characteristics — are deeply rooted in slavery. Blair LM Kelley, assistant dean for interdisciplinary studies and international programs, featured. 

May 3, 2016

Research, Advocacy Lead International Studies Major to the UN

Maya Krishnan (International Studies and Business Administration) graduates this spring after serving as a fellow for the North Carolina advocacy group WomenNC. She also recently participated in the United Nation's 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. 

Apr 28, 2016

Faculty Event Honors Scholars Who Think and Do

Humanities and Social Sciences honored its top scholars who Think and Do on April 27 at the college’s annual awards reception. Department heads from across the college joined Dean Jeff Braden in recognizing faculty for outstanding research, advising, teaching and extension service. 

Apr 18, 2016

Undergrad Pursues Mobile Eco App Research

After transferring to NC State in 2015, Tarang Malaviya says he was inspired to "seek solutions to current problems." So, that's what he did. Volunteering to assist a doctoral student with environmental communication research, Malaviya helped study how mobile phone applications can help the public make sustainable choices. 

Mar 25, 2016

Name That Tune: Professor Creates Musical Portraits of Faculty

Two NC State professors are celebrated in musical portraits created by pioneering computer music composer and art studies professor Rodney Waschka. Who needs a C.V. when you have your own song? 

Dec 21, 2015

Year in Review: Top Humanities and Social Sciences Stories of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, take a look back at some of our top stories of the year. This snapshot of the innovative and purposeful work that stems from our students, faculty, alumni and friends, underscores a fact that's clearer now than ever: the humanities and social sciences are not just relevant to solving the problems of the 21st century, they are essential.