Accolades Magazine

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May 12, 2016

Reflections on a STEM-Supported ‘Brilliant Flower’

Ambassador Karl Eikenberry delivered NC State’s commencement address in December 2015, where he also received an honorary degree from the university.

May 12, 2016

Finding King’s Speech

An NC State English professor's research is allowing the world to hear the first time Martin Luther King Jr. uttered the famous words, "I have a dream."

May 12, 2016

Opening the Door to Study Abroad

A new College of Humanities and Social Sciences pilot program aims to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to study abroad for the first time. Kickstarted by a $25,000 NC State University Foundation grant, the Travel Scholars pilot program will help some underrepresented students pay for study abroad and inform others about what resources are available.

May 12, 2016

Rescuing a Script from Extinction

After trending toward extinction for decades, Vietnam’s ancient script, Chữ Nôm, now has a healthier outlook.  With a few strokes on the keyboard, anyone with a computer can write in Nôm. The character 字, for instance, represents the Nôm word for “word.” NC State English professor John Balaban has helped lead many of the developments that kickstarted Nôm’s recovery, turning an endangered calligraphic way of writing into a preserved tradition.

May 12, 2016

Psychology Professor Serves on White House Team

Psychology professor Lori Foster was tapped to serve on the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, a multi-disciplinary group of experts that is helping federal agencies streamline access to their programs and improve how they communicate with constituents. President Obama has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to use behavioral science insights to better serve the American people.

May 12, 2016

Conservation Through a Nonprofit Lens

Katie Cupp came to NC State to study zoology. But during her first semester as a freshman, a chance encounter with a fellow zoology major led Cupp to consider a minor well outside her core area of study: nonprofit studies.

May 12, 2016

VOLAR: Translating Needs Into Action

NC State is addressing the Raleigh community's need for Spanish translators while giving students plenty of practice with their Spanish skills and exposure to our city's Hispanic culture. VOLAR is a win-win Think and Do program.

May 12, 2016

Digital Humanities Projects Bring History to Life

Reading about history is one thing. Experiencing it for yourself is entirely another. With innovative technology at their fingertips, NC State humanities scholars are creating new perspectives on significant events, places and traditions. Their work — freely available online and stretching across disciplines — aims to help both researchers and the general public more fully understand our past and inform our future.

May 12, 2016

Positive Perspective, Reinforced

Want to see positivity personified? Meet recent graduate Tiffany Johnson. Nothing stops her.

May 12, 2016

Unafraid to Engage

Tuyen Truong has never shied away from asking the tough questions. The recent NC State graduate's eagerness to confront and explore new ideas led to award-winning research her senior year and now, a career in the U.S. Army.