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Jul 1, 2015

“I am …” Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State

Students graduating with a degree from NC State's Humanities and Social Sciences become entrepreneurs, scholars, business leaders and thoughtful citizens. They forge careers that require intellectual flexibility, outstanding communication skills, broad knowledge of the world, and a sophisticated understanding of human beings and their challenges. 

Students at commencement

May 25, 2015

Congrats, #NCState15!

Our alumni numbers swelled on May 9, when 950 NC State students earned their undergraduate or graduate degree in Humanities and Social Sciences. Dean Jeff Braden shares his pride in them, and his hopes for them. 

May 21, 2015

In Memoriam: Slater Newman

Slater Edmund Newman, professor emeritus of psychology, passed away on May 13, 2015. Newman joined NC State’s psychology faculty in 1957, and remained active within the college long after retiring in 2003. At NC State, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in cognitive psychology, conducted research on human learning and memory and mentored hundreds of students who remember him fondly for his encouragement, high expectations and fairness. He was well known for his love of singing, his sense of humor, and his commitment to human rights and peace. 

May 5, 2015

Students on a (Social) Mission

Traditionally, the measure of a business’s success is its economic bottom line. But more companies and business leaders are looking for results beyond profit margins, and the next generation of students is taking note. "I have students in my office every week who are looking at challenges in the world and trying to find innovative ways to address them," says the program coordinator for NC State's Social Entrepreneurship Initiative. That’s why we’re here.” 

Apr 29, 2015

Student Melds Business Entrepreneurship With Service

Meredith Davis, a sophomore majoring in social work, is combining business entrepreneurship and service as she works with staff from NC State's Social Entrepreneurship Initiative to establish a chapter of Nourish International on campus. 

Apr 9, 2015

In Memoriam: William Joseph Block (1918 – 2015)

NC State’s Humanities and Social Sciences mourns the passing of former professor of political science and public administration William Joseph Block, who passed away on March 24, 2015. Block was a public administration expert who is credited with starting NC State’s Master of Public Administration program. 

Apr 6, 2015

Philanthropy Journal Returns from Hiatus

The Philanthropy Journal is resuming publishing after more than a year of hiatus. The free, online publication was re-launched April 6, 2015, under new leadership. In addition to providing resources for nonprofits, it will focus on serving as a vehicle for nonprofits and philanthropists to tell their stories. 

Mar 2, 2015

Alum’s Think and Do Response To Children’s Cancer

Through Headbands of Hope, Jessica Ekstrom (Communication '13) embodies NC State's Think and Do approach to addressing challenges, even those faced by little girls who have cancer. 

Jan 8, 2015

Rich Clerkin to Lead NC State’s Institute for Nonprofits

Richard M. Clerkin, Ph.D., has been named executive director of the Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement at NC State University. He will lead the institute’s research, teaching and engagement, and work with North Carolina nonprofit partners to extend NC State research to serve the state. 

Dec 22, 2014

English alum’s many hats: chef, TV star, commencement speaker

Chef, restaurateur, TV star and NC State English alum Vivian Howard served up a great speech during NC State's winter graduation ceremonies.