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External news stories featuring people and activities related to the College.

Mar 5, 2018 | The Conversation

The Cold War’s Toxic Legacy

NC State Communication Prof. Bill Kinsella shares insights on the costly, dangerous cleanups required at atomic bomb production sites such as Hanford.

Feb 12, 2018 | Our State Magazine

Recreating MLK’s “Dream” Speech in Rocky Mount

NC State English Professor Jason Miller and others are re-staging Martin Luther King's first "I Have a Dream" speech in Rocky Mount's Booker T. Washington Gymnasium at 6:00 pm on Feb. 23. The recreation will be filmed for use in Miller's documentary film entitled Origin of the Dream.

Feb 8, 2018 | New York Times

How to Read Between the Lines When Scott Pruitt Talks About Climate Science

NC State Communication professor Nicole Lee told The New York Times that EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's statements on climate science represent a form of “political communication,” rather than an effort to discuss scientific findings.

Jan 30, 2018 | The Conversation

Nuclear Disasters and ‘The Day After’

Marsha Gordon was among the 100 million people who watched a controversial "what if" film in the early 1980s about nuclear disaster. Now a professor of film studies at NC State, Gordon asks, "Is it time for a 21st century version of 'The Day After'?"

Jan 27, 2018 | WBUR-FM

A Look at Dunkirk: The Movie and the History

NPR's Boston affiliate WBUR invited NC State historian Matthew Booker, New York Times writer Cara Buckley and Case Western historian John Broich to discuss Dunkirk — the film and the real life heroic mission.

Jan 6, 2018 |

Analysts Question Whether Voters Would End Judicial Elections

Political observers, including NC State political science prof Andy Taylor, are skeptical the public would happily surrender the right to elect judges.

Jan 3, 2018 | WUNC-FM

Movies on the Radio: Money, Money, Money

From grim tales of greedy gangsters like "Baby Face," "Scarface," and "Goodfellas" to the cheesy 1980s film "They Live" that told viewers, "[Money] is your God," directors have tackled the subject of money for years. Marsha Gordon, NC State Film Studies, discusses films on Movies on the Radio.

Jan 3, 2018 | Kyodo News

NC State Religious Scholar Casts Light on Soka Gakkai

NC State Religious Studies Prof Levi McLaughlin provides insights into Japan's recent elections, its largest active religion — Soka Gakkai — and the political party affiliated with the group, Komieto.

Jan 2, 2018 | Daily Beast

‘Extreme Vetting’ of Muslims Occurred Before Trump

Federal agents have long monitored some would-be immigrants' social media activity. A study led by NC State psychologist Sarah Desmarais shows there's almost no research on what distinguishes potential terrorists.

Jan 2, 2018 | Washington Post

The Five Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of 2017

The Washington Post has included NC State professor John Kessel's latest novel — The Moon and the Other — among its top five science fiction picks for 2017.