Stories From Mar 2014

Mar 28, 2014 | CNET, Oman Daily Observer, Free Press Journal, Jagran Post, GameSpot,, Siliconrepublic,com, etc.

Study finds online gamers aren’t antisocial basement dwellers

New research finds that online social behavior isn't replacing offline social behavior in the gaming community. Nick Taylor, communication, featured.

Mar 27, 2014

Donors Help Top Students Reach Their Potential

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences continues to grow as a destination college for talented, top-ranked students from across our state and beyond. Merit scholarships play a critical part in attracting and retaining such students. This year, CHASS awarded more than 100 merit-based scholarships across all its disciplines. A number of scholarship students were able to thank their donors at the college's 2014 Scholarship Luncheon.

Mar 26, 2014

Students Document Ukranian Unrest, Student Involvement

Two CHASS students -- both Park Scholars – spent their spring break in Ukraine, interviewing students there about their participation in the protests and upheaval roiling the country. Andriy Shymonyak (History and Political Science) and Neel Mandavilli (Political Science) are creating a short documentary about the role of students in the Euromaidan protests.

Mar 24, 2014

William Kinsella: Public Voices and Energy Choices: Citizens Speak Out at the North Carolina Utilities Commission

The following is a research summary originally published in Communication Currents, a publication of the National Communication Association Can ordinary people participate meaningfully in decisions about complex technologies such as nuclear […]

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.

Mar 21, 2014

Study Shows Mentally Ill More Likely to be Victims, Not Perpetrators, of Violence

New research shows that almost one-third of adults with mental illness are likely to be victims of violence within a six-month period, and that adults with mental illness who commit violence are most likely to do so in residential settings. NC State assistant professor of psychology Sarah Desmarais is lead author of a paper describing work done by researchers at NC State, RTI International, and three other universities. The study also finds a strong correlation between being a victim of violence and committing a violent act.

Mar 20, 2014

NC Tech Association CEO Earns National Praise

CHASS alum Brooks Raiford, CEO of the NC Technology Association, has earned the national "TechVoice Champion" award for his advocacy on behalf of the tech sector. Raiford, outgoing president of the CHASS advisory board, is a former president of the NC State student senate and the student body.

Mar 19, 2014

Dean’s Reflections: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Since moving into the CHASS dean’s office nearly six years ago -- I became interim dean 16 May, 2008 -- issues have come at me with a speed and fury that make strategic thinking and reflection difficult at best. It’s often challenging to think past the end of the day, much less think about strategic direction. So when the provost asked me recently to make a presentation that looked back over my term as dean and also looked to the future, I relished the opportunity.

Mar 18, 2014 | WUNC

The Book Was Better Than The Movie…Or Was It?

Marsha Gordon, film professor at NC State, and Laura Boyes, film curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art, return to The State of Things to talk with host Frank Stasio about literary adaptations in film. Marsha Gordon, English, featured.

Mar 18, 2014

English Professor Ding Wins TCQ Nell Ann Pickett Award

Associate Professor of English, Huiling Ding, has been chosen for the Nell Ann Pickett Award for her article, “Transcultural Risk Communication and Viral Discourses: Grassroots Movements to Manage Global Risks of […]