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Mar 22, 2017

At the WHO, Alum Aims to Remove Barriers Across the Globe

After discovering a passion for international relations, diplomacy and development at NC State, alumna Lianne Gonsalves entered the real world looking for a way to put it all together. And she has. Working as a technical officer at the World Health Organization, Gonsalves studies how to better connect young people with information and services related to their sexual and reproductive health.

Mar 21, 2017 | NC State News

How Critical Thinking in the Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience

Teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience" unsupported by facts, according to new research from NC State.

Mar 20, 2017 | NC State News

Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’

A new study from NC State and Campbell University finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called food deserts is limited financial resources.

Mar 15, 2017

Anil Dash: Toward an Ethical, Inclusive Tech Industry

Entrepreneur, activist and writer Anil Dash will give NC State's 2017 Rolf Buchdahl Lecture on Science, Technology and Human Values on March 22. Dash, who advised the Obama White House’s Office of Digital Strategy, today advises major startups and nonprofits.

Mar 15, 2017 | Giving News

Alumna Barbara Goodmon Honored With Watauga Medal

Humanities and Social Sciences alumna Barbara Goodmon is one of four 2017 recipients of the Watauga Medal, NC State’s highest nonacademic honor, given during the annual Founders’ Day celebration.

Mar 13, 2017 | Oxford University Press Blog

War, Movies and Sam Fuller: Q&A with Marsha Gordon

American screenwriter, author and director of over 20 films, Sam Fuller influenced the work of such filmmakers as Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino and Luc Moullet. Marsha Gordon, author of Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller’s War Movies, sdiscusses the work of this legendary filmmaker.

Mar 10, 2017 | Associated Press

Dystopian Fiction is Selling Like There’s No Tomorrow

Dystopian works, long staples of English lit courses, are attracting new audiences. John Morillo, English, featured.

Mar 9, 2017

History Weekend 2017 to Spotlight Immigration

Explore immigration and global consequences during multiple events at NC State March 31 and April 1. History Weekend 2017, sponsored by NC State’s Department of History and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will examine how demographic and cultural shifts of international migration have shaped both the United States and other countries around the world.

Mar 9, 2017 | Pacific Standard

The Syrian Migrant Crisis You’ve Never Heard of — And Why It Matters Today

“We’ve been here a long time, and in fact we are very much part of the fabric of what makes this country what it is today,” says Akram Khater, a history professor at North Carolina State University. In an article by the Pacific Standard, Khater and others speak on the past and present of immigration from the middle east.

Mar 8, 2017

Revealing a Different Side of President Carter

In her new book, Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War, NC State Professor of History Nancy Mitchell draws on her research to reveal a side of the president few have seen. The American Academy of Diplomacy selected the book for its 2016 Douglas Dillon Award, a prestigious honor given to the best book about the process of diplomacy.