Mapping Early Syrian Immigrants in New York
Syrians have been immigrating to the United States since the 1880s. Using historical census data and open source mapping technology, NC State public history graduate students are researching the communities Syrians formed after landing in America.
College Honors Its Exceptional Faculty
Humanities and Social Sciences faculty were recognized at the college's annual awards reception on April 25, 2017.
For Students Thinking Globally, Consider Arabic Studies, Carolina Experts Say
NC State's major in foreign languages and literatures with a concentration in Arabic language and culture involves four years of Arabic language, along with courses in history, religious studies, political science and anthropology, to equip students to understand cultural and historical contexts and nuance in the Middle East.
Simulating Migration Crises, Rogue Vessels, Ebola Outbreaks at the Libraries
“Winter Is Coming,” a two-day energy and security simulation training exercise for 50 Triangle-area university students interested in careers with intelligence agencies, recreated the kinds of situation rooms that a National Security Advisor runs in cases of a high-level security emergency—all in the safety of the Hunt Library’s visualization and collaboration spaces.
Alum Pays it Forward
Following NC State’s October launch of the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, with its goal of $1.6 billion in private support, alum Daniel Gunter (History and Spanish '00) enthusiastically signed on to serve as Campaign Cabinet Volunteer Chair for Annual Giving.
The Emotional Resonance of Lies — And What We Can Do To Defeat Them
There are simple things we can do to become more rational decision makers, and to avoid being taken in by liars and con-artists who prey on ignorance. Alicia McGill, history, featured.
This College Class On ‘Historical Frauds’ Is Fighting Pseudoscience Head-On
A historian and a psychologist from North Carolina State University decided to investigate whether teaching students tools for critical thinking, based on lessons from history, could help them to avoid being duped by pseudoscience outside the classroom.
Informing Today’s Discourse on Immigration
At NC State’s Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, historian Akram Khater and other researchers use data to share the clearest, most honest histories of Arab-Americans.
From Atlantis to fake news: People question pseudoscience if they’re taught critical thinking
Teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” unsupported by facts, according to new research from NC State's Anne McLaughlin (psychology) and Alicia McGill (history). "This drives home the importance of teaching critical thinking, and the essential role that humanities can play in that process,” McGill says. “This is something that NC State is actively promoting as part of a university-wide focus on critical thinking development.”
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.