Stories From Nov 2013

Nov 26, 2013

A Circus Life

As a CHASS student in the 1970s, Bill Allen says his professors inspired him to travel the world trying to solve ecological problems. His wanderlust eventually turned to circus love. Allen is the executive director and producer for Cirque de la Symphonie, a performance company he co-founded in 2005 that blends the European circus tradition with symphony performances.

Nov 26, 2013

Deadline extended: Dean for a Day

Our college's annual Dean for a Day event allows one undergraduate student to trade places with the dean for 24 hours. This year's search for the student who will lead CHASS for a day has begun.

Nov 25, 2013 | Business News Daily, Business Standard, CTV News, Hispanic Business,,, etc.

Screening social media alienates job candidates

According to NC State researchers, companies pry into applicants social media activities risk alienating potential employees and driving away the very top job candidates they hope to attract. Lori Foster Thompson, Will Stoughton and Adam Meade, psychol...

Nov 21, 2013 |

Blacks, Hispanics Twice as Likely to Insist Doctors Do Everything Possible to Stave Off Death

Blacks and Hispanics are twice as likely as white Protestants, Catholics and people of no religious identity to insist that doctors do everything possible to stave off death, even in the face of incurable disease and great pain, according to a new Pew ...

Nov 19, 2013 | Huffington Post, Hispanic Business,

Nearly Half Of All Boomers Are Gaming, Survey Shows

According to NC State psychology expert, the percentage of older adults playing video games will rise as baby boomers enter retirement. Jason Allaire, psychology, featured.

Nov 18, 2013 | NPR

States Aim To Cure Hyperpartisanship With Primary Changes

Several states are trying to do something about hyperpartisanship by changing the way congressional districts are drawn and the way elections are held. Steve Greene, political science, featured.

Nov 18, 2013

ProSalud Tackles Language Barriers in Healthcare Settings

Communication is essential to doctors, nurses and other health professionals, but language and cultural barriers prevent many people in the U.S. from communicating effectively with their health care providers. Scholars in NC State's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures are addressing the issue with a suite of programs and resources designed to improve Spanish-language communication efforts for health care professionals and their patients.

Nov 13, 2013

Poet John Donne, Live at the Hunt Library … Almost

John Donne, one of England's most famous poets and priests, delivered his “Gunpowder Day” sermon on November 5, 1622, at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. Exactly 391 years later, he delivered it again on November 5, 2013, at the Hunt Library at NC State. Well, virtually speaking.

Nov 11, 2013

Virtual Symposium Marks Milestone for NC State’s Latin American Studies Journal

When NC State's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures founded a journal on Latin American studies in 2003, it was one of the first online, open access scholarly publications of its kind. A Contracorriente recently marked its tenth anniversary in a similarly technologically advanced style.

Nov 8, 2013

November Student of the Month

Halle Mangrum is a sophomore majoring in English. She is a Caldwell Fellow who has been a Technician staff writer, a cast member of NC State's The Heidi Chronicles, and a member of student groups such as Habitat for Humanity. She currently enjoys working on short films and on her first novel.