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Apr 10, 2017 | The Conversation

The Sound of Inclusion: Why Teachers’ Words Matter

NC State's Language and Life project is a valuable tool for teachers seeking to understand the role and value of linguistic diversity in the classroom.

Apr 3, 2017 | College Town

Student’s Documentary Captures ‘Common Link’ Between Us: Humanity

Laila Knio, a senior psychology major who is graduating in May, has completely maximized her four years at NC State. Between her responsibilities as a Park scholar, avid traveler and pre-med student, she managed to create an entire film. "The Common Link" is a 45-minute documentary that chronicles the tales of eight different Lebanese people.

Apr 3, 2017

Kaitlin’s Day with the Dean

On a recent Wednesday, Humanities and Social Sciences student Kaitlin Fritz and Dean Jeff Braden spent the day side by side. Fritz, a senior English major and winner of the 2017 Side by Side with the Dean contest, got a glimpse at the inner-workings of the college while Braden experienced what it’s like to walk in a student’s shoes.

Mar 16, 2017 | NC State News

The Importance of African-American Speech: a Q&A with Walt Wolfram

Linguistics scholar Walt Wolfram reflects on the importance of understanding and appreciating African-American speech — the subject of a new documentary, "Talking Black in America," produced by the Language and Life Project at NC State.

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 6, 2017

Side by Side with the Dean: Kaitlin Fritz Wins Contest

Congratulations to senior English major Kaitlin Fritz, the winner of the college’s 2017 Side by Side with the Dean contest.

Mar 1, 2017 | Blue Ridge Public Radio

Movies on the Radio: Best in the Western

Host Frank Stasio talks Marsha Gordon, film studies professor at NC State University, about how Westerns have evolved from a lone-ranger narrative to a platform for critiques about race, gender and capitalism.

Feb 23, 2017

NC State’s Poet in Residence Honored by National Association of Writers, Writing Programs

Retiring professor of English and poet in residence John Balaban has received the prestigious George Garrett award from the national Association of Writers and Writing Programs for outstanding community service in literature.

Feb 22, 2017

Celebrating the Extraordinary: Honoring Our Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship recipients got to meet the donors who make their awards possible at the college's annual luncheon honoring both groups on Feb. 16.