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Flexibility Adds Function to First-Year Writing Program

Research conducted by Dr. Susan K. Miller-Cochran and Dana Gierdowski has created classrooms that bridge the gap between feasibility and flexibility.


CHASS Marks Golden Jubilee With Multimedia Timeline

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. While the humanities and social sciences have been woven into the fabric of NC State University's history from its earliest days, our college was officially established as a unique entity in 1963. For our Golden Jubilee, we've assembled a multimedia timeline that reflects the college’s rich history, provides some insights about who we are, and maybe even hints at what the future might hold. Enjoy!


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.


Meet Researcher Adriana de Souza e Silva

Associate Professor of Communication Adriana de Souza e Silva is the subject of a video created by students in COM 437 - Advanced Digital Video, in the Department of Communication. de Souza e Silva researches how people use location-based technologies--like cell phones that know where you are--and how the use of such technology affects our experiences of spaces, especially urban spaces. She is also exploring how low-income communities, particularly those in the developing world, appropriate technologies.


Local and Mobile

Local and Mobile, an international conference being held at NC State University, brings researchers from a range of disciplines together to discuss how mobile technologies--from smart phones to GPS devices--are changing our thinking about our own identities, our sense of privacy, our notions of place and space, our civic and political participation, our policy making, and our everyday consumption. Adriana de Souza e Silva, associate professor in NC State's Department of Communication, is chairing the conference.