Stories From 2011

Dec 13, 2011

Creating Sisterhood

International Studies major Janet Nguyen is working to establish NC State's first Asian sorority. Nguyen, a top student, says, "It's a long process, and takes a lot of dedication, but it's worth it. ... We're going to help these girls build skills for the future."

Dec 12, 2011

How To Avoid Scams Targeting Older Adults

Research tells us that scams targeting older adults are becoming increasingly prevalent, and can have devastating effects on the finances of seniors and their families. I’ve spoken to researchers at NC State who focus on this issue to get information […]

Dec 9, 2011

CHASS Integral to North Carolina’s Year of Communicating Science 2012

2012 is shaping up to be a big year for communication related to science. During North Carolina’s Year of Communicating Science, the Triangle area will be center stage for those who write about, speak about, and otherwise translate science for the less technicially inclined. NC State University will be very much a part of the conversations, and we invite you to join us.

Dec 9, 2011

To understand homelessness, social work students sleep outside

Undergraduate social work (BSW) students and friends spent a cold night on NC State's brickyard recently to bring attention to the plight of those who are homeless in Raleigh.

Dec 8, 2011

Enjoy a Little Sci-Fi with John Kessel

In a throwback to the serialized storytelling of the golden age of sci-fi, readers of NC State’s research blog, The Abstract, are enjoying a serialized version of “Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance” (2009) by John Kessel. Kessel is a two-time Nebula […]

Dec 8, 2011

Learning With the Lights Off

Associate professors of film studies Devin and Marsha Orgeron have shared guest posts on NC State's research blog, The Abstract. Their essays relate to their forthcoming book about educational films, Learning With the Lights Off (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Dec 8, 2011

Archaeologists Find New Evidence Of Animals Being Introduced To Prehistoric Caribbean

An archaeological research team from NC State University, the University of Washington and University of Florida has found one of the most diverse collections of prehistoric non-native animal remains in the Caribbean, on the tiny island of Carriacou. The find contributes to our understanding of culture in the region before the arrival of Columbus, and suggests Carriacou may have been more important than previously thought.

Dec 6, 2011

Alum Serves As One of Wake County’s Newest Assistant DAs

As a new assistant district attorney in North Carolina’s capital, Win Bassett ‘07 intends to serve the citizens of Wake County by administering justice fairly on their behalf. The Virginia native initially came to Raleigh as a Park Scholar to […]

Dec 5, 2011

Using Photography To Serve the Less Privileged

Two undergrads took up their cameras to brighten the season and provide the less fortunate with professional family portraits.

Nov 22, 2011

Hindi-Urdu Event Celebrates South Asian Language and Culture

Hindi-Urdu Cultural Night celebrated and showcased the diversity of South Asian culture and generated interest in the Hindi-Urdu language program at NC State.