Aug 9, 2017 | WUNC-FM
Movies on the Radio: Vacation Films
The most compelling vacation films may be those that show characters another side of themselves. NC State's film studies prof Marsha Gordon discusses vacation films on WUNC-FM's "Movies on the Radio" program.
Aug 9, 2017 | The Atlantic
Sampling DNA From a 1,000-Year-Old Illuminated Manuscript
NC State English Prof Tim Stinson looks to animal DNA to discover how book production changed over time. Early manuscripts were likely made up of related animals from the same herd. But as book-producing guilds sprang up in cities, parchment arrived from all over.
Aug 8, 2017 | WRAL-TV
Americans, Check For Warnings When Traveling Abroad
Learn about the country you're going to before you go, and prepare for the unexpected. Prof. Heidi Hobbs, director of NC State's Master's of International Studies program, offers advice for Americans planning to travel abroad.
Jul 27, 2017 | RadioWest
The True Story of Dunkirk
After the fall of France in 1940, nearly 340,000 allied troops were stranded at the French port of Dunkirk as the German military closed in. Churchill called what happened next a “miracle of deliverance.” NC State historian Matthew Booker discusses the true story of Dunkirk.
Jul 27, 2017 | New Scientist
DNA of Long-Dead Cows Read From Pages of Medieval Books
A year-by-year record of domestic animals spanning more than a millennium has essentially been captured in European libraries through the DNA preserved in parchment. “We are all accustomed to hearing research termed ‘ground-breaking’ – that is not in any way an overstatement here,” says NC State Professor of English Tim Stinson.
Jul 21, 2017 | Courier Tribune
State Election/Ethics Board Stays Put, For Now
A legal battle between NC Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican leaders in the General Assembly over the creation of the Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement goes next to the NC Supreme Court. Andy Taylor, political science, offers insights.
Jul 17, 2017 | Good Education
Profs Turn Classroom Into a Study About Best Way to Fight Fake News
NC State psychology and history professors try a multidisciplinary attack on pseudo-science to boost critical thinking skills.
Jul 16, 2017 | Gillette, WY News Record
Friends Don’t Let Friends Diet
New research from Lynsey Romo, a professor in NC State's Dept of Communication, examines how the people around you may sabotage your healthy eating efforts.
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 11, 2017 | Higher Education Works
Why We Need Federal Funding of Social Science Research
NC State's Dean Braden says federal funding is critical for social science research: these funds save money — not to mention lives.