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2015 NEH reception

Oct 22, 2015

Humanities research shares national stage at Congressional reception

NC State’s purposeful work in the humanities was highlighted on the national stage Tuesday during a Congressional reception in Washington. Congressman David Price invited members of NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences to discuss their latest research at the event, held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Oct 13, 2015

Top History Paper Examines Early Voting Rights Case

History student Micah Khater recounts the fascinating details of a Depression-era civil rights case in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Her groundbreaking work has been selected as the best undergraduate history paper in the state. 

Oct 5, 2015

Undergraduate Research Highlights Student’s Interest in Linguistic Diversity

Growing up in eastern North Carolina, Jessica Hatcher’s ear became attuned to a range of dialects. Once she discovered NC State's linguistics program, this stellar young researcher has made the most of her opportunities to study how people talk. 

Feb 11, 2015

Student Researches Electronic Music Subcultures, Immigrant Treatment

The subculture of electronic dance music. How immigrants are represented in national media. Undergraduate Shelby Coury (sociology and anthropology) says the research she’s conducted in these disparate areas has been challenging, eye-opening, and hugely beneficial. She has gained experience, knowledge and confidence in her abilities as a researcher. 

Nov 11, 2014

Student Success Research: Investigating Medical Errors

Research can deepen students' passion for a subject, challenging them to search for answers to complex questions. It permits students to be creators of knowledge, and not simply recipients of past ideas. In this Q&A, psychology major Riyana Dasgupta shares the challenges and rewards of participating in research that involves human error in medical settings. 

Oct 14, 2014

$8.1M Gift Endows Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

A gift to establish the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies will firmly establish NC State as the premier research and outreach center on the Lebanese Diaspora. The gift is the largest single gift in the history of the college and the first privately endowed center at NC State. 

Jul 22, 2014

Conducting Defining Research: A Defining Experience for Undergrads

Creating new knowledge. It's one of the big benefits of studying at a research-intensive university like NC State. And conducting important research is not reserved for faculty and graduate students; we encourage undergrads to conduct research, too. Check out this video -- made by students in Advanced Digital Video -- to learn about three such undergraduate research projects. 

Jul 18, 2014

Embracing Language Diversity at NC State

Humanities and Social Sciences alum Stephany Dunstan's award-winning dissertation focused on how dialects influence the college experience. In typical NC State Think And Do fashion, now she's working with sociolinguist Walt Wolfram and others to apply her findings in ways that raise awareness and celebrate just how richly diverse we are at NC State, every which way we say it. 

Jun 28, 2014

Dean’s Reflections: Undergraduate Research Makes An Impact

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden reflects on the high-impact educational experiences that profoundly affect students, including the opportunity to conduct research. Watch the video he shares that highlights some very cool student research projects. 

May 26, 2014

Training Proficient Pollsters

Who will be the next president? Is climate change for real? And seriously, do more people believe in ghosts than racism? Associate professor of political science Michael Cobb knows how to find out what people really think. He's an expert in polling -- from creating the questionnaires, conducting the surveys and collecting the data to analyzing, interpreting and sharing the results. And he's preparing students to be proficient pollsters.