Stories From 2015

Dec 23, 2015

Holiday Food Drive Raises 650 Pounds for Feed the Pack Food Pantry

Faculty and staff from across NC State's campus provided a much-needed boost to an on-campus food pantry this holiday season. Donors gave nearly 650 pounds of food for the 2015 College of Humanities and Social Sciences food drive benefiting Feed the Pack: The Food Pantry at NC State.

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.

Dec 18, 2015

December Student of the Month

Justin Lo is a sophomore majoring in political science. A Chancellor's Leadership Scholar, Justin has held several internships, is active in campus groups and sings in gospel choirs. He plans to study abroad at the University of Seoul in Spring 2016, and envisions a career in law.

Dec 16, 2015  |  WUNC

Movies On The Radio: ‘Feel-Good’ Films

Marsha Gordon, film studies, featured. WUNC radio host Frank Stasio talks with NC State's Marsha Gordon and Laura Boyes, film curator at the NC Museum of Art, about Hollywood's feel-good flicks.

Dec 10, 2015  |  The Guardian

Academics: Forget About Public Engagement, Stay in Your Ivory Towers

(James Mulholland, English, featured.) Researchers are urged to make their work accessible, but simplifying complex ideas doesn’t support great scholarship.

Dec 10, 2015

Psychologists ask: What motivates older adults to stay active?

As we age, it can be harder to do what’s good for the mind. While research shows that regularly exercising the brain, for instance, can help older adults mitigate normal declines in cognition, that effort comes with costs — such as mental fatigue — that typically increase as we get older. Psychologists at NC State University want to know how those increased costs affect our motivation to engage in cognitively-rewarding tasks.

Dec 9, 2015

Humanities and Social Sciences Advocate Karl Eikenberry to Give NC State Commencement Address

Eikenberry, a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and director of Stanford University’s U.S.-Asia Security Initiative, will deliver the university’s commencement address on Dec. 18 in Raleigh. He’ll also receive an honorary degree, conferred by Chancellor Randy Woodson. The former U.S. Army lieutenant general is a champion of humanities and social sciences.

Dec 8, 2015  |  Deseret News

Study: how much weight you need to gain or lose to look attractive

(Lynsey Romo, Communication, featured.) According to researchers at NC State and UT-Austin, it’s not always beneficial for partners to lose weight before or during their relationship.

Dec 8, 2015

Communication, political science double-major named 2016 Dean for a Day

For one day in January, Humanities and Social Sciences student Courtney Ross and Dean Jeff Braden will walk in each other’s shoes. The college has announced that Ross, a senior political science and communication double-major, will serve as its 2016 Dean for a Day.

Dec 7, 2015  |  Red and White for Life Alumni Blog

Alumna leading the fight to preserve the USS North Carolina

Military history has long been a part of Sandra Ray’s life. Her father was a […]