Jul 14, 2017 | The Conversation
Combatting Stereotypes About Appalachian Dialects
There’s a long history of misconceptions about the Appalachian dialect. Walt Wolfram, sociolinguistics, featured.
Jul 12, 2017
Therese Fowler Named 2017 Distinguished Alumna
Novelist Therese Fowler (MFA '05) has earned the top award for alumni of NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Jun 30, 2017 | BYU Radio
Ghosts of Twitter Past Haunt Job Seekers
Hiring managers are turning to social media more and more as they evaluate job applicants. But without any clear guidelines on when and how such techniques are okay, there are a lot of gray area. Steve McDonald, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program of Sociology at NC State, featured.
Jun 9, 2017 | Build.aol.com
Wolfram in NYC to discuss “Talking Black in America”
NC State Professor of English Walt Wolfram was in New York recently to discuss "Talking Black in America" on the Build Series. The documentary produced by Wolfram and NC State's Language and Life Project explores the story and impact of African American speech in our culture.
May 17, 2017 | NC State News
Report: Increasing Monetary Penalties in Justice System May Cost Taxpayers
Monetary sanctions designed to help fund the justice system may actually cost state and local governments more than they bring in.
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.
May 5, 2017
How Risky Are Today’s Student Loans?
Curious about how risky today’s student loans are — and who is most likely to use them — sociology doctoral student Hannah McQueen created her own measure to study a nationally-representative sample of student loan records.
May 2, 2017
College Honors Its Exceptional Faculty
Humanities and Social Sciences faculty were recognized at the college's annual awards reception on April 25, 2017.
May 1, 2017
The Brave New World of Social Media Screening for New Hires
As social media has proliferated, employers have increasingly been using online information to evaluate job candidates. Steve McDonald, an associate professor of sociology at NC State who studies social networks and labor markets, takes a look at the practice and potential problems of social media as a new employee evaluation tool.
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.