Apr 21, 2017 | Slate
The U.S. Regulations for Biotechnology Are Woefully Out of Date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.
Apr 12, 2017 | NCSU Libraries
Simulating Migration Crises, Rogue Vessels, Ebola Outbreaks at the Libraries
“Winter Is Coming,” a two-day energy and security simulation training exercise for 50 Triangle-area university students interested in careers with intelligence agencies, recreated the kinds of situation rooms that a National Security Advisor runs in cases of a high-level security emergency—all in the safety of the Hunt Library’s visualization and collaboration spaces.
Apr 9, 2017 | The News and Observer
Roy Cooper’s First 100 Days: Promises, Lawsuits and Budget Proposals
NC State professor of political science Andy Taylor weighs in on Gov. Roy Cooper's progress thus far. While the governor is making progress, there are still hurdles in the way of the goals Cooper outlined in his campaign for education issues, taxes and HB2.
Apr 7, 2017 | The Atlantic
How to Mourn a Space Robot
Doug Gillan, a psychology professor at North Carolina State University who studies human interaction with technology, makes sense of the emotion surrounding NASA's Cassini probe. The probe is ending its 13-year mission to Saturn, triggering a wave of grief among scientists, engineers and an adoring public.
Apr 1, 2017 | Asheville Citizen-Times
Mark Meadows Has Taken Chances in Rapid Rise to Power
Political science professor Andrew Taylor weighs in on Mark Meadows' rise to power and the possible consequences for his career.
Mar 31, 2017 | The Christian Science Monitor
‘Bathroom Bill’ Repeal: North Carolina Seeks to Move on After Very Long Year
NC State political scientist Steve Greene talks about the state's identity in the wake of the repeal of HB2. Does the compromise bill go far enough to lure back companies concerned about discrimination?
Mar 31, 2017 | The Daily Tar Heel
Q&A With NC State Professor Anna Bigelow on Controversial Homeland Security Grant
Anna Bigelow, an NC State University professor of religious studies with a specialization in Islam, discusses a grant to UNC from the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism program. The grant will “fund a project to create a series of sophisticated videos and other materials to counteract jihadist propaganda that targets young people,” according to a February press release from UNC.
Mar 27, 2017 | The Huffington Post
This College Class On ‘Historical Frauds’ Is Fighting Pseudoscience Head-On
A historian and a psychologist from North Carolina State University decided to investigate whether teaching students tools for critical thinking, based on lessons from history, could help them to avoid being duped by pseudoscience outside the classroom.
Mar 21, 2017 | International Business Times
From Atlantis to fake news: People question pseudoscience if they’re taught critical thinking
Teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” unsupported by facts, according to new research from NC State's Anne McLaughlin (psychology) and Alicia McGill (history). "This drives home the importance of teaching critical thinking, and the essential role that humanities can play in that process,” McGill says. “This is something that NC State is actively promoting as part of a university-wide focus on critical thinking development.”
Mar 21, 2017 | NC State News
How Critical Thinking in the Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience
Teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience" unsupported by facts, according to new research from NC State.