May 4, 2016 | Winston-Salem Journal

Gerrymandering Protects Legislators From HB2 Backlash

Even amidst the bombast of this presidential primary season, House Bill 2 continues to push North Carolina into the spotlight. Mark Nance, assistant professor of political science, featured.

Apr 28, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

Why An N.C. Voter ID Law That Does So Little Angers So Much

Voter ID laws, especially the one in North Carolina, stoke strong partisan passions on both sides. But maybe they shouldn't, data suggest. Steven Greene, Political Science, featured.

Apr 21, 2016 | WRAL News

Bipartisan Group Experiments With Redrawing Congressional Districts

A panel of 10 retired judges has been tapped to experiment with drawing congressional districts through a bipartisan redistricting commission. What are their chances of success? Mark Nance, political science, featured.

Apr 19, 2016 | News and Observer

Gerrymandering Called Unsafe Bet for GOP

North Carolina is growing so fast that it could pick up a 14th seat in Congress in the 2020 reapportionment. But the state’s growth has been uneven, and that makes it a gamble to focus on partisan gerrymandering as a means of controlling partisan elections. Mark Nance, political science, featured.

Feb 29, 2016

Honoring Scholarship Donors Who Make a Difference

Each year, Humanities and Social Sciences awards dozens of scholarships that help our students Think and Do. The college honored those top scholars and the donors that make their awards possible at its annual scholarship luncheon on Feb. 25.

Feb 26, 2016 | Red and White for Life Alumni Blog

Alum’s Career Path Leads to Federal Prison — As Warden

Tommy Scarantino (Poli Sci '95) runs the Federal Correctional Institution at El Reno, Okla., home to violent felons and white collar criminals. The day President Barack Obama paid El Reno a visit will serve as one of many memorable experiences in a career that started when Scarantino was an undergraduate at NC State.

Feb 23, 2016 | NC State News

Study: Sanctions Boost Foreign Military More Than They Hurt Economy

The available evidence indicates that economic sanctions are not effective tools for achieving specific policy goals in foreign nations. New research led by NC State's School of Public and International Affairs argues that increased military spending caused by economic sanctions counterbalances the adverse impact of the sanctions — and points to Iran as a case study in how this can happen.

Feb 17, 2016 | NC State News

Sci and Spy: When Research and Intelligence Communities Collaborate

When NC State and the NSA created the joint Laboratory for Analytical Sciences, they soon discovered that a funny thing happens when academic researchers collaborate with the intelligence community: they feel like they're being spied on. An interdisciplinary research team is exploring the challenges inherent in bringing together experts from myriad disciplines and backgrounds who have never worked together. That team, including our college's Kathleen Vogel, is sharing some of the lessons it has learned at the world’s largest scientific meeting in February: the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Feb 4, 2016 | Red and White for Life Alumni Blog

Alum Makes His Mark in Sports, Fashion and Pop Culture Branding

During his days as a student at NC State, Patrick Joyce (Poli Sci '98) spent hours under the guidance of track coach Rollie Geiger, learning lessons on running, leadership and life. He continues to apply those lessons as director of licensing and brand development for IMG, which represents some of the world’s biggest sports figures, fashion icons, companies and events.

Feb 1, 2016

‘The Future of Europe’ — 2016 Pope Lecture Features Christopher Caldwell

Editor and political columnist Christopher Caldwell will present the 2016 John W. Pope Lecture on Feb. 29 at NC State University.