May 31, 2017 | WUNC-FM
Movies on the Radio: Best and Worst Remakes
Film remakes can introduce a beloved film to a new audience or take a mediocre movie to a new level of greatness. But when a remake is badly executed, it can butcher a cherished classic. On this edition of “Movies on the Radio,” film expert and NC State English Professor Marsha Gordon picks apart the artistry of a remake.
May 30, 2017 | Scientific American
‘Moral Enhancement’ Is Science Fiction, not Science Fact
When it comes to improving morality, traditional interventions seem to have much better chances than drugs and brain stimulation devices: the dangers of the latter are considerable, and are likely to cause more harm than good because they endanger the balance of moral intuitions. Guest column by Veljko Dubljević, assistant professor of philosophy at NC State University.
May 25, 2017 | Teen Vogue
Sexting Not a Health Risk, Study Shows
Engaging in sexting doesn't say anything about someone's other sexual activity, according to NC State Department of Communication researchers Kami Kosenko and Andy Binder. It doesn't indicate the number of partners someone might have, whether or not they'll use protection, or even if they'll have sex at all, the study shows.
May 24, 2017 | The Conversation
How Google Street View Became Fertile Ground for Artists
Google Street View has provided fodder for artists of all stripes, inspiring a range of creative works that include photographic curation, music videos and impromptu performances. NC State Assistant Professor of Communication Chris Ingraham asks, "What exactly is it about Google Street View that makes it so appealing to creative types?"
May 24, 2017 | The Academic Minute
The Academic Minute: Thin Stigma
Are your friends keeping you overweight? NC State University's Lynsey Romo, assistant professor of communication, discusses how wanting to fit in at mealtime could lead to gaining back all that weight you just lost.
May 24, 2017 | WUNC-FM
A Poet Reflects On The Strangeness of America
State of Things host Frank Stasio talks with Jon Thompson about his career as a poet and writer. Thompson is an English professor at NC State University. He is also the founding editor of “Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics” and the editor of “Free Verse Editions.”
May 22, 2017 | The Academic Minute
The Academic Minute: Students and Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is an important skill for students and can reduce belief in pseudoscience. Anne McLaughlin, associate professor of psychology at NC State University, explores the best way to impart this skill to a class.
May 18, 2017 | WFMZ-TV
How Celebrities’ ‘Golden Glow’ Shines on Public Health
They're not doctors, but celebrities can impact public health, for better or worse. Kami Kosenko, an associate professor of health communication at NC State University, says actress Angelina Jolie's 2013 announcement of a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer had a positive influence on public health, despite possibly influencing an uptick in unnecessary genetic testing.
May 16, 2017 | Daily Mail
Experts say using ‘morality drugs’ is a ‘terrible idea’
In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) assessed several different types of moral enhancement, including four pharmaceutical approaches and three neurostimulation techniques. Veljko Dubljevic, philosophy, featured.
May 12, 2017 | ABC 11
NC State Student Curates Collection of Historic African American Letters
A graduate student studying to become a museum curator combined his love for art and history to make a statement on the NC State campus. Carl Wilkins put up his first exhibit in the school's Hunt Library, but now he wants to make sure everyone gets a chance to see the pieces.