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

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.