Three New Faculty Join Our Pack
NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes three new tenured or tenure-track faculty to its ranks in 2018. Their scholarship and research interests range from Chinese socio-cultural history to moral and social development in inter-group contexts and refugee and immigrant communities.
Sarah Desmarais Named Director of NC State’s Center for Family and Community Engagement
Sarah Desmarais has been named director of NC State's Center for Family and Community Engagement.
Researchers Use ‘League of Legends’ to Gain Insights Into Mental Models
Psychology researchers have used the game "League of Legends" to advance our understanding of how people build "mental models" — the mental tools that allow people to make use of complex systems.
6 Expressions Say it All: Language Variation in the Tar Heel State
NC State linguist Walt Wolfram discusses six expressions that highlight North Carolina’s unique language tradition.
Study: Prospective Teachers More Likely to View Black Faces Than White Faces as Angry
A preliminary study of prospective teachers finds that they are more likely to view the face of Black adults as angry compared to the faces of White adults.
Stress Really Can Make Young Adults Feel Older
Psychology researchers have found that stress can play a significant role in how old emerging adults feel, with every stressful event above the daily norm making many young people feel at least one year older.
Graduate School Spotlight: Tim Becker
NC State's Graduate School recently featured English student Tim Becker as its "Wolf of the Week."
Trump’s Plan to Reshuffle Government Strikes Familiar Notes
President Donald Trump has proposed reorganizing parts of the federal government in ways that sound very familiar to those who follow U.S. science policy, including NC State social scientist Jennifer Kuzma, who directs the Genetic Engineering and Society Center. Science Magazine asked her to comment.
Why Research Methods Matter
Research methods matter, especially in the government and nonprofit sectors, where an estimated 40 percent of the nation’s economic resources are devoted to the pursuit of quality of life gains. NC State Public Administration scholar RaJade Berry-James and co-author Susan Gooden's new book addresses the essential skills needed for real world decision-making and evaluation.
You Can’t Play With Us: The Discursive Exclusion of Colin Kaepernick
When NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, debates flared. What was going on beneath the surface of those public conversations? As someone studying rhetoric and composition, NC State graduate student Jose Martinez dove deep to research the discursive exchanges that followed Kaepernick's actions.