Stories From Jan 2018

Jan 31, 2018

Student of the Month: Olivia Zalecki

Meet Olivia Zalecki, a junior double majoring in Chinese and International Politics and our student of the month. She is a Caldwell Fellow, founder and president of Adopted Students Union at NC State, and has studied abroad in China and England. She aspires to work in government in the area of international relations.

Jan 30, 2018  |  The Conversation

Nuclear Disasters and ‘The Day After’

Marsha Gordon was among the 100 million people who watched a controversial "what if" film in the early 1980s about nuclear disaster. Now a professor of film studies at NC State, Gordon asks, "Is it time for a 21st century version of 'The Day After'?"

Jan 30, 2018  |  Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost News

Pack Hacks for Faculty: Integrating Your Personal, Professional Life

NC State psychology professor Shevaun Neupert shows us how to succeed in integrating our professional and personal lives.

Jan 27, 2018  |  WBUR-FM

A Look at Dunkirk: The Movie and the History

NPR's Boston affiliate WBUR invited NC State historian Matthew Booker, New York Times writer Cara Buckley and Case Western historian John Broich to discuss Dunkirk — the film and the real life heroic mission.

Jan 17, 2018

Awe, Fear and Honor: Dannels Named Editor of Premier Communication Journal

Deanna Dannels has reached a career-long goal: she's been named editor of the journal Communication Education, a leading publication of the National Communication Association. Dannels is professor of communication and associate dean for academic affairs in NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Jan 16, 2018

Student Contest: Spend a Day With the Dean

Wanted: A Humanities and Social Sciences student with a busy schedule and a sense of adventure. Enter this contest to spend a day side by side with your dean, Jeff Braden. Show him your world, and learn about his.

Jan 11, 2018  |  NC State News

Online Leadership in the Public Sector Program Moves Up in National Rankings

NC State's Leadership in the Public Sector program jumped 32 spots in U.S. News and World Report's national ranking of online degree programs.

Jan 6, 2018  |  Reflector.com

Analysts Question Whether Voters Would End Judicial Elections

Political observers, including NC State political science prof Andy Taylor, are skeptical the public would happily surrender the right to elect judges.

Jan 3, 2018  |  WUNC-FM

Movies on the Radio: Money, Money, Money

From grim tales of greedy gangsters like "Baby Face," "Scarface," and "Goodfellas" to the cheesy 1980s film "They Live" that told viewers, "[Money] is your God," directors have tackled the subject of money for years. Marsha Gordon, NC State Film Studies, discusses films on Movies on the Radio.

Jan 3, 2018  |  Kyodo News

NC State Religious Scholar Casts Light on Soka Gakkai

NC State Religious Studies Prof Levi McLaughlin provides insights into Japan's recent elections, its largest active religion — Soka Gakkai — and the political party affiliated with the group, Komieto.