Stories From Feb 2014

Feb 26, 2014

Maymester: One Course, Three Weeks, Three Credits

Last May, CHASS piloted Maymester, a three-week academic session that combines an intensive schedule with small class sizes to create an enriching and in-depth educational experience for professors and students alike. Based on positive feedback from faculty and students, the college has been asked to organize Maymester 2014.

Feb 25, 2014 | Newsday, U.S. News and World Report, HealthDay, Medical News Today, Science Codex, Science Daily, Medical Xpress, Bio-Medicine, Science Newsline, etc.

Study shows mentally ill more likely to be victims, not perpetrators, of violence

New research shows that almost one-third of adults with mental illness are likely to be victims of violence within a six-month period. Sarah Desmarais, psychology, featured.

Feb 24, 2014 | Chronicle of Higher Education

Hiring That Crosses Disciplines Can Create New Tensions

NC State is one of a number of institutions that has recently focused on hiring professors to work on topics that cross fields and departments. Laura R. Severin, English; Montserrat Fuentes, statistics; Randy Avent, Office of Research, Innovation &...

Feb 23, 2014 | WRAZ-TV

Tarheel Talk

Tarheel Talk host Sonya Williams discusses Lebanese history in North Carolina with NC State professor Akram Kater. Akram Khater, history, featured.

Feb 21, 2014 | News & Observer

New exhibit explores history of Lebanese immigrants in NC

NC State history professor discusses how the first wave of Lebanese immigrants assimilated themselves in North Carolina. Akram Khater, history, featured.

Feb 19, 2014 | News & Observer

Christensen: McCrory weathers the snowstorm

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory literally suited up for his first big natural disaster crisis last week. Andrew Taylor, political science, featured.

Feb 19, 2014 | Live Science

How Bones Can Reveal Child Abuse

NC State researchers have published an overview of forensic research on child abuse and starvation with a focus on skeletal injuries. Ann Ross and Chelsey Juarez, sociology and anthropology, featured.

Feb 19, 2014

Dean for a Day Diaries

Not even Snowmageddon 2014 could stop the college's "Dean for a Day" from taking place. Our fearless student-turned-dean Tiffany Johnson and dean-turned-student Jeff Braden plowed through their schedules, albeit with modifications borne of Mother Nature. Read their diaries.

Feb 17, 2014

Student Advisers Honored

When NC State recognized its outstanding undergraduate academic advisers recently, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences was well represented. Two of the five university employees who received awards for their efforts to support and encourage students were from CHASS. Congratulations to Linda Williams and Roy Stamper.

Feb 15, 2014 | News & Observer

Entrepreneur soothes cancer in the young, one headband at a time

NC State CHASS alumna Jessica Ekstrom featured as Tar Heel of the Week.