Aug 6, 2015
Sixteen(!) Tenure-Track Faculty Join Humanities and Social Sciences in Fall 2015
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes 16 new tenure-track faculty to its ranks this fall. Their research interests range from public budgeting and finance to adolescent mental health, creative writing, and strategic management. Meet these stellar scholars, researchers and teachers.
Apr 9, 2015
In Memoriam: William Joseph Block (1918 – 2015)
NC State’s Humanities and Social Sciences mourns the passing of former professor of political science and public administration William Joseph Block, who passed away on March 24, 2015. Block was a public administration expert who is credited with starting NC State’s Master of Public Administration program.
Jan 8, 2015
Rich Clerkin to Lead NC State’s Institute for Nonprofits
Richard M. Clerkin, Ph.D., has been named executive director of the Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement at NC State University. He will lead the institute’s research, teaching and engagement, and work with North Carolina nonprofit partners to extend NC State research to serve the state.
Nov 18, 2014
Think and Do No Harm
An interdisciplinary team of NC State students -- including doctoral students from Humanities and Social Sciences -- won first place in an international synthetic biology competition this month for designing a Web-based decision-making tool to help people innovate responsibly.
Mar 24, 2014
Two CHASS Alums Receive 2014 Watauga Medals
CHASS alumni Peaches Gunter Blank (BA, political science and MA, public administration) and Burley Mitchell (BA, political science) have received the Watauga Medal, the university's highest nonacademic award, for their extraordinary service and commitment to NC State.
Nov 1, 2013
Public Wants Labels for Food Nanotech
New research from NC State University and the University of Minnesota finds that people in the United States want labels on food products that use nanotechnology – whether the nanotechnology is in the food or is used in food packaging. The research also shows that many people are willing to pay more for the labeling.
Jun 18, 2013
Institute for Nonprofits Leadership Changes
After leading the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Institute for Nonprofits for five years, Professor Mary Tschirhart is leaving NC State for Ohio State University, where she will return to full-time scholarship and teaching. Richard Clerkin, Associate Professor of Public Administration, will serve as interim director, effective July 1. The college will conduct an international search for a senior scholar who will be appointed in Public Administration and serve as permanent director.
Jun 10, 2013
First-generation college student Gus Gusler switched his major from engineering to political science during the turbulent 1960s, and served as NC State's student body president. These days, in addition to running his entertainment law office, he owns and operates the Players Retreat, where he worked as a cook during those undergraduate years.
Jan 22, 2013
Say ‘Gudday’ to Our Ambassador-in-Residence
Jim McLay, New Zealand’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations,is the first official ambassador-in-residence for the School of Public and International Affairs. Richard Mahoney, SPIA director, says we can learn a lot from McLay, and from New Zealand. “Americans often discount little countries—but actually countries like New Zealand show us what we should be doing—building international partnerships.
Nov 7, 2012
Institute for Nonprofits Director Named Entrepreneur of the Year
NC State University's Office of Technology Transfer recently honored Mary Tschirhart as Entrepreneur of the Year. Professor Tschirhart was recognized for her contributions related to promoting social entrepreneurship and building a culture of entrepreneurship at NC State. She is director of NC State University’s Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement and a professor of Public Administration.