Stories From Jul 2013

Jul 29, 2013

Down by the Bay

Historian Matthew Booker examines the intersection between human beings and the natural world. The associate history professor’s new book serves as an environmental history of a western United States estuary where human desire for public access has led to far-reaching ecological changes in a highly contested urban and natural space: the San Francisco Bay.

Jul 26, 2013 | Charlotte Magazine

Charlotte Stars in Wilton Barnhardt’s “Lookaway, Lookaway”

Wilton Barnhardt's new novel, "Lookaway, Lookaway", hits stores in August. "Lookaway, Lookaway" could be Charlotte's breakout role. Wilton Barnhardt, English, featured.

Jul 26, 2013 | Los Angeles Times

Who’s susceptible to email phishing attacks? Study says everyone

Also Baltimore Sun, WA Today (Australia), Brisbane Times, The Age. The results from a new study by NC State researchers found most people are overconfident in their ability to spot phishing attacks directed at them. Christopher Mayhorn, psychology, fea...

Jul 25, 2013 | News & Observer

GOP voting changes will turn back N.C. turnout

Proposal to dramatically shorten the early voting period and eliminate the ability to register when early voting will mark a huge step backward for citizen participation in our state. Steven Greene, political science, featured.

Jul 19, 2013

Site Highlights NC State Student Leaders’ Legacies

CHASS has a long history of fostering student leadership. That legacy is chronicled in a website created by NC State Libraries that uses oral histories, documents, photos and videos to share the experiences of more than 130 of the university's top former student leaders.

Jul 17, 2013 | WUNC-FM - State of Things

Is Higher Education Still Worth It?,

Student loan debt has reached a trillion dollars, and Congress has been unable to prevent the interest rates of some federally subsidized student loans from doubling. David Zonderman, history, featured.

Jul 16, 2013 | CNN

NC governor brushes off criticism amid weekly protests

Much of the nation's political rancor has spread to statehouses across the country. And the weekly demonstrations outside the North Carolina legislature, dubbed “Moral Mondays,” are only the latest example. Andy Taylor, political science, featured.

Jul 15, 2013

No Worries for New Teachers

New teachers worry whether their students will like them, question their credibility, or worse: learn nothing worthwhile. Professor of Communication Deanna Dannels has coached hundreds of new teachers and hears these very concerns and the questions that arise from them. In her new book, Eight Essential Questions Teachers Ask: A Guidebook for Communicating with Students (Oxford University Press, 2014), Dannels shows teachers how to overcome their concerns by understanding the research, learning from mentors, and facing their fears.

Jul 9, 2013

It’s Never too Late to Study Abroad: Turkey Part V

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden is traveling in Turkey as part of a delegation from North Carolina's Divan Center, a nonprofit committed to promoting cultural understanding between the United States and Turkey. He is sharing his experiences and perspectives through a series of blog posts.

Jul 8, 2013

It’s Never Too Late to Study Abroad: Turkey Part IV

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden is traveling in Turkey as part of a delegation from North Carolina's Divan Center, a nonprofit committed to promoting cultural understanding between the United States and Turkey. He is sharing his experiences and perspectives through a series of blog posts.