Stories From Jan 2014

Jan 29, 2014 | WUNC

‘You Can’t Handle The Truth!’ The Appeal Of The Legal Drama

The State of Things, host Frank Stasio talked with Marsha Gordon, professor of film studies at NC State and Laura Boyes, film curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art, about the appeal of legal drama. Marsha Gordon, film studies, featured.

Jan 29, 2014

Q & A with Freeman Hrabowski

Influential educator Freeman Hrabowski led his university to prize chess over football. In an exclusive interview, he discusses his philosophy for sparking a culture change in higher education. Don't miss his lecture on campus Thursday afternoon.

Jan 22, 2014 | The Week

The secret language of skulls

The distance between your left frontomalare and left dacryon can reveal a whole lot about you. Ann Ross, sociology and anthropology featured.

Jan 22, 2014

January Student of the Month

Brooke Wilner is a sophomore Caldwell Fellow and Benjamin Franklin Scholar, pursuing a degree in both English and Aerospace Engineering. She is involved with the Feed The Pack Food Pantry, Writing and Speaking Tutorial Services, and CSLEP's Leadership in Action program. She studied abroad at Oxford in Summer 2013.

Jan 17, 2014

Internship Enables Student to Aid Immigrants

Emily Scotton ‘15 (front row, second from left) recently completed an internship that connected multiple dots between her career interests and her majors in Spanish and political science and her minor in nonprofit studies. In addition to practicing her Spanish, the Park scholar learned how nonprofits serve the community. What's more, Scotton -- who's interested in a law career -- got to see how immigration law applies in a nonprofit setting and even assisted in writing an affidavit. Think and Do!

Jan 14, 2014 | Science Codex

Study: CT scans could bolster forensic database to ID unidentified remains

NC State study finds that data from CT scans can be incorporated into a growing forensic database to help determine the ancestry and sex of unidentified remains. Ann Ross, sociology and anthropology, featured.

Jan 13, 2014 | Yahoo! News

Study: Facebook Snooping On Job Candidates May Backfire For Employers

NC State researchers have found that when job applicants realize an organization has viewed their social media profile, they are less likely to perceive the hiring process as fair. Lori Thompson and Will Stoughton, psychology, featured.

Jan 13, 2014

Student Helps Toilet Startup

Communication and sociology double major Sarah Nilson interns with a startup whose tagline is "Help the world, one toilet at a time." Find out why she's proud to perch atop the Dungaroo.

Jan 9, 2014

Alum Defends the Environment

Tomás Carbonell ('02) earned dual degrees in engineering and in CHASS. He says his experiences at NC State and the intense multidisciplinary education he received here were foundational to his work as an environmental attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund.

Jan 8, 2014 | Science Daily, Eureka! Science News

Study Shows ‘Readability’ Scores Largely Inaccurate

NC State researchers show that the readability formulas are usually inaccurate and offer little insight into which age groups will be able to read and understand a text. John Begeny, psychology, featured.