For Students Thinking Globally, Consider Arabic Studies, Carolina Experts Say
NC State's major in foreign languages and literatures with a concentration in Arabic language and culture involves four years of Arabic language, along with courses in history, religious studies, political science and anthropology, to equip students to understand cultural and historical contexts and nuance in the Middle East.
The U.S. Regulations for Biotechnology Are Woefully Out of Date
The chronic challenge with biotechnology regulation is that it can’t keep up with the fast pace of innovation. Jennifer Kuzma, distinguished professor of public and international affairs and co-director of NC State's Genetic Engineering and Society Center, featured.
Student’s Documentary Captures ‘Common Link’ Between Us: Humanity
Laila Knio, a senior psychology major who is graduating in May, has completely maximized her four years at NC State. Between her responsibilities as a Park scholar, avid traveler and pre-med student, she managed to create an entire film. "The Common Link" is a 45-minute documentary that chronicles the tales of eight different Lebanese people.
Are we prepared for our gene altered future?
The impending genetic boom goes beyond CRISPR and could have very wide-reaching implications — from feeding billions, to curing disease, to improving animal welfare. Those are the upsides. They could also have dire unintended consequences, for human health or even by disrupting entire ecosystems. Jennifer Kuzma, School of Public and International Affairs, featured.
Informing Today’s Discourse on Immigration
At NC State’s Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, historian Akram Khater and other researchers use data to share the clearest, most honest histories of Arab-Americans.
Counting Americans: A new Mideast box on census is sensitive
"Without this kind of Census data, people just assume that Arabs or Muslims simply appeared on the scene after 9/11," Akram Khater, director of NC State's Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, told the Chicago Tribune. Khater served on the Census's advisory panel. "To me you don't find safety in hiding."
5 Biotech Products U.S. Regulators Aren’t Ready For
A new report issued by the National Academy of Sciences says U.S. regulatory agencies need to prepare for new plants, animals and microbes that will hit the market in the next five to 10 years. “All these products have the potential to be beneficial, but the question is, how do they compare to the alternative?” says Jennifer Kuzma, co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at NC State University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences committee that prepared the report.
Alumna Barbara Goodmon Honored With Watauga Medal
Humanities and Social Sciences alumna Barbara Goodmon is one of four 2017 recipients of the Watauga Medal, NC State’s highest nonacademic honor, given during the annual Founders’ Day celebration.
The Syrian Migrant Crisis You’ve Never Heard of — And Why It Matters Today
“We’ve been here a long time, and in fact we are very much part of the fabric of what makes this country what it is today,” says Akram Khater, a history professor at North Carolina State University. In an article by the Pacific Standard, Khater and others speak on the past and present of immigration from the middle east.
Governance of Gene Editing Technology
Jennifer Kuzma, professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, was interviewed on an ABC Australia science radio show. CRISPR-Cas 9 is a powerful gene editing tool that Kuzma believes should be discussed more openly.