Two NC State Professors Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grants
The grants awarded to history professor David Ambaras and film studies professor Marsha Gordon are part of $29 million in awards that will fund 215 humanities projects across the country.
The Importance of African-American Speech: a Q&A with Walt Wolfram
Linguistics scholar Walt Wolfram reflects on the importance of understanding and appreciating African-American speech — the subject of a new documentary, "Talking Black in America," produced by the Language and Life Project at NC State.
APA Honors Psychology Professor with Distinguished Research Award
Psychology professor Tom Hess will receive the American Psychological Association’s most prestigious award for research on adult development and aging.
Rescuing a Script from Extinction
After trending toward extinction for decades, Vietnam’s ancient script, Chữ Nôm, now has a healthier outlook. With a few strokes on the keyboard, anyone with a computer can write in Nôm. The character 字, for instance, represents the Nôm word for “word.” NC State English professor John Balaban has helped lead many of the developments that kickstarted Nôm’s recovery, turning an endangered calligraphic way of writing into a preserved tradition.