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.
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.
Feb 17, 2017 | The Hill
Op Ed: Restricting What Recipients of SNAP Benefits Eat Won’t Fix Nutritional Issues
In an op-ed, NC State Associate Professors of Sociology Sarah Bowen and Sinikka Elliott bring their research to bear on a federal public hearing over how food stamps can be used. The sociologists say talk of restricting what poor people eat ignores the heart of the problem: that many poor families are struggling and have inadequate resources and support.
Feb 6, 2017 | NC State News
5 Questions With Jim Gates, 2017 Diversity Lecture Speaker
Theoretical physicist Jim Gates explains why the dichotomy between seeking equity and seeking excellence is false in science and society. Join us for the 2017 Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity Lecture.
Jan 23, 2017
Spend a Day with the Dean
As a Humanities and Social Sciences student, you've got a busy schedule. Your dean, Jeff Braden, wants to learn what it’s like to be a student and also share what it’s like to be a dean. So step right up and enter the "Side by Side with the Dean" contest. Tell us why the dean should experience your day, and why you’d like to walk in his shoes.
Dec 1, 2016
The Year in Pictures: Humanities and Social Sciences in 2016
Take a look back at some of our favorite stories (and photos) of the year.
Nov 28, 2016 | NC State News
Parenting Influences Childhood Cognition – But Public Policy Can Help
In a study of factors that influence childhood cognition in the United States and Great Britain, researchers from NC State and California State University, Northridge find that the role of parents is more important than far-reaching public policies — but that public policies can make a difference.