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Nov 29, 2012

Two CHASS Faculty Members Named University Scholars

Two CHASS faculty members are among the first recipients of the University Faculty Scholars program. The scholars will receive $10,000 for each of the next five years to pursue their academic endeavors. The program aims to strengthen NC State by retaining and investing in top leaders and rewarding them for their outstanding work. 

Nov 14, 2012

In the footsteps of Indiana Jones

History professor Tom Parker has served on archaeological expeditions in the Middle East for more than 30 years. Parker and his team spent the summer of 2012 on a new archaeological dig in Petra -- which happens to be the movie location for "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Petra was recently voted one of the seven wonders of the modern world. 

photo of Adam Meade

Nov 8, 2012

New Personality Test May Be an Employment Game Changer

In the near future, job applicants may encounter a whole new way of being screened during their interview process. Adam Meade, an associate professor of psychology in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, developed a software-based personality test based on response time to computer-prompted stimuli in order to eliminate any possibility of altering the true results. 

Student Shadow on bricks

Oct 4, 2012

Ramping Up Suicide Prevention at NC State

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. Social Work researchers Willa Casstevens and Jodi Hall have received a federal campus suicide prevention grant that they hope will help change campus culture around suicide, and ultimately, change the statistics, too. 

Sep 5, 2012

Dissertation on Visual Thinking Earns Recognition

All too often, doctoral candidates toil in obscurity over their dissertations. But CHASS alum Kelly Martin has earned high recognition for hers. NC State University nominated “Thinking Visually: A Guide to Research Methodologies and Contexts” for the nation’s most prestigious honor for doctoral dissertations, the Council of Graduate Schools /UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award in Social Sciences. 

Aug 20, 2012

Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes: What the Public Thinks

Researchers from NC State University have conducted the first nationally representative survey in the United States to gauge public opinion on the use of genetic manipulations to drive down mosquito populations and related diseases. While public support varies, depending on how the mosquitoes are characterized, a plurality opposes the effort when potential risks are explained. 

Court of North Carolina

Aug 10, 2012

CHASS Welcomes New Tenure-Track Faculty

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes 18 new tenure-track faculty to its ranks. Their research interests range from forensic psychology to the religions of East Asia. Meet these stellar scholars, researchers, and teachers. 

Aug 8, 2012

Social Networking Pays Off More in the U.S. than in Germany

New research from NC State University's Department of Sociology and Anthropology shows that informal social networks play an important role when it comes to finding jobs in both the United States and Germany. But those "who you know" networks are significantly more important for high-paying jobs in the United States – which may contribute to economic inequality. 

Jun 23, 2012

Cedars in the Pines

Through the generosity of Moise Khayrallah, the rich history of Lebanese Americans in North Carolina is being researched, documented, preserved, and shared. The Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies is making possible a documentary, "Cedars in the Pines," on the history of the community that will air on UNC-TV; a traveling museum exhibit; a resource book and lesson plans for K-12 educators to teach the history of Lebanese-Americans in our state; and an online archive housing the personal stories, letters, photos, home movies and newspaper clippings of the state’s Lebanese-Americans. 

Jun 20, 2012

An Online Portal into the Medieval World

CHASS Assistant Professor of English Tim Stinson and Dot Porter, a librarian at Indiana University, are using a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch an online resource for medieval subjects, including literature, history, theology, architecture, art history and philosophy. Creation of a centralized search engine for medieval materials will make research infinitely easier for scholars and others interested in the distant past.