Stories From Nov 2012

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 27, 2012

Lauding Larson

Bob Larson, a Department of Communication lecturer for the past 14 years, was honored at a reception held to applaud his teaching excellence and to publicly announce the creation of the Bob Larson Communication Award. The award was funded by a local communication business that has employed many of Larson's former students and is meant to reward outstanding students who are focused on a career in public relations.

Nov 23, 2012

Student’s Selfless Service Wins 2012 Community Impact Award

Congratulations to Britt Taylor, recipient of the 2012 Community Impact Award. The anthropology major was recognized by the North Carolina Campus Compact during its annual student conference for his outstanding efforts to address hunger and other community needs.

Nov 21, 2012

Alum Aspires to be Principal Chief of Cherokee Tribe

Cory Blankenship (Political Science '07) is a third generation NC State alum. He's also a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and hopes one day to serve his people as Principal Chief.

Nov 18, 2012 | Charlotte Observer

NC team exlores ‘lost city’ of Petra

A guest column by Tom Parker about his most recent archaeological dig in Jordan. Tom Parker, history, featured.

Nov 15, 2012 | New York Times

A Jane Doe gets a back story

A forensic criminal investigation can now involve scientists form an array of fields, including anthropology and chemistry. Ann Ross, anthropology, featured.

Nov 15, 2012

2013 Dean for a Day Contest Underway

Picture yourself skipping classes for a day to lead the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Apply to become the dean for a day and find yourself making decisions, solving college problems, and meeting with faculty, staff, and students of CHASS. The deadline of November 30, 2012 is fast approaching!

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.

Nov 13, 2012 | Carolina Journal

Conservatives get things wrong, too

A guest column by Andy Taylor says that as painful as it is to admit, conservativs sometimes take the wrong positions on policy. Andy Taylor, political science, featured.

Nov 13, 2012

Pack Polls Produce Strong Data, Savvy Students

Students in political scientist Mike Cobb's class conduct Pack Polls on campus to gather data on current topics, most recently, about the 2012 elections. Cobb shows his students how to gather, understand, and share data. They also get the chance to travel to Washington, DC, to meet and network with other polling professionals.