Jan 8, 2016
Psychology Students Win Awards for Education, Family-based Research
Senior psychology majors Rahma Hida and Ebony Leon have pursued their undergraduate research interests into the real world, not simply for the sake of their transcripts, but to answer important questions. Both students, who participate in the Initiative Maximizing Student Diversity at NC State, recently received research awards for their respective projects at the 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.
Jan 7, 2016
Toward Sustainable Development: Town Hall Meeting
Join faculty and students from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to discuss sustainable development goals during "Forging a Sustainable Future," the second in a new series of town hall events at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences.
Dec 21, 2015
Year in Review: Top Humanities and Social Sciences Stories of 2015
As 2015 comes to an end, take a look back at some of our top stories of the year. This snapshot of the innovative and purposeful work that stems from our students, faculty, alumni and friends, underscores a fact that's clearer now than ever: the humanities and social sciences are not just relevant to solving the problems of the 21st century, they are essential.
Nov 13, 2015
The Scoop on Dog Poop: Grad Student’s Research Informs the Public
Clodagh Lyons-Bastian is well aware of the dog poop conversation in Raleigh. After noticing more and more of her neighbors lamenting about unpicked-up poop, she decided to research attitudes and behaviors around dog waste removal while earning her master’s degree in communication this year. Now the recent graduate and public speaking lecturer is sharing her findings, both with area residents and a municipal advisory board, to help create a cleaner city.
Nov 10, 2015
Psychologist Expands Postpartum Adjustment Work to Community
Betty-Shannon Prevatt, a doctoral student in NC State’s Applied Social and Community Psychology graduate program, is surveying new moms in the Triangle about how they’ve dealt with postpartum adjustment. Through the survey of adult women who have delivered a baby since January 2012, Prevatt said she hopes to learn more about social support, access to health care, coping strategies, domestic violence, substance abuse and mood changes after having a baby.
Nov 9, 2015
Internship Involves Lying in a Hammock … and Much More
Briana Ullman spent a good part of her summer in and around hammocks, working hard and enjoying it thoroughly. The communication major found the internship of her dreams with ENO, makers of packable hammocks and other outdoors accessories. She blogged for them, managed their social media, made contacts with media ... and reaffirmed that she's on the right path to her career. Read the Q & A.
Nov 6, 2015
Student of the Month: Mackie Raymond
Mackie Raymond is a Communication Media sophomore who is actively involved with campus music and theater activities. An Arts Village resident, she has minors in arts entrepreneurship and music performance. She held a marketing internship this past summer, and volunteers with the Women's Center and Student Government. Meet our Student of the Month.
Nov 5, 2015
Trading Places: Seventh annual Dean for a Day contest open for students
Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Jeff Braden will trade places with one student on Jan. 26, 2016. Why not you? The college is looking for students who are interested in swapping schedules with their dean. The deadline to apply is Nov. 24.
Nov 4, 2015
Lawmakers, political scientists to talk gerrymandering during Holtzman forum
Gerrymandering — the practice of drawing electoral districts to advantage one political party over another — will be the topic of discussion when state lawmakers, political scientists and demographers gather on Nov. 11 for the annual Abe Holtzman Public Policy Forum.
Nov 3, 2015
Undergrad’s Research Focus: Mental Illness and Crime
Psychology major Elizabeth Burris is concerned about the nation's mental health care crisis. She's taking a Think and Do approach as she conducts research in NC State’s Forensic Psychology in the Public Interest Lab.