Communication

Jun 19, 2017

Public Science Researcher Named to Distinguished Professorship

NC State's Jean Goodwin has been named SAS Institute Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication.

Jun 14, 2017 | NC State News

Leadership in Public Science: Meet Jean Goodwin

Jean Goodwin, a professor in NC State’s Department of Communication, has done research in a variety of areas — often aimed at understanding how people can share information effectively, even when they disagree.

May 31, 2017 | Accolades Magazine

Forging a Path to Follow

Drawing from her own past, alumna Sharita Whitaker (B.A. Communication, summa cum laude 2007) works to open doors for minorities in North Carolina’s legal community. She also chairs the NC Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee, through which she's introducing African American, Latino, Asian and other minority students to the legal profession and showing them how they can make a difference.

May 25, 2017 | Teen Vogue

Sexting Not a Health Risk, Study Shows

Engaging in sexting doesn't say anything about someone's other sexual activity, according to NC State Department of Communication researchers Kami Kosenko and Andy Binder. It doesn't indicate the number of partners someone might have, whether or not they'll use protection, or even if they'll have sex at all, the study shows.

May 24, 2017 | The Conversation

How Google Street View Became Fertile Ground for Artists

Google Street View has provided fodder for artists of all stripes, inspiring a range of creative works that include photographic curation, music videos and impromptu performances. NC State Assistant Professor of Communication Chris Ingraham asks, "What exactly is it about Google Street View that makes it so appealing to creative types?"

May 24, 2017 | The Academic Minute

The Academic Minute: Thin Stigma

Are your friends keeping you overweight? NC State University's Lynsey Romo, assistant professor of communication, discusses how wanting to fit in at mealtime could lead to gaining back all that weight you just lost.

May 24, 2017 | NC State News

Field of ‘Sexting’ Research Finds Little to Worry About

A recent analysis of research into how so-called "sexting" may affect sexual behavior finds that it has little impact on sexual activity — but highlights significant shortcomings in the research itself.

May 18, 2017 | WFMZ-TV

How Celebrities’ ‘Golden Glow’ Shines on Public Health

They're not doctors, but celebrities can impact public health, for better or worse. Kami Kosenko, an associate professor of health communication at NC State University, says actress Angelina Jolie's 2013 announcement of a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer had a positive influence on public health, despite possibly influencing an uptick in unnecessary genetic testing.

May 16, 2017 | NC State News

Social, Computer Scientists Want to Share Data On Group Behavior

NC State social and computer scientists have collaborated to develop a large data set on how group behavior and technology influence decision-making – and they want to share that data with other researchers.

May 10, 2017

Meet Some of Our Outstanding 2017 Graduates

Our army of nearly 38,600 Humanities and Social Sciences alumni will grow even larger this spring, as nearly 1,000 of our undergraduate and graduate students earn NC State diplomas for their hard work. Meet a few of our outstanding graduates and see what's next for them after commencement.