This is What Science Looks Like at NC State
NC State's research blog, the Abstract, has initiated a series of posts that highlight the diversity of researchers at our university. Featured CHASS faculty include a psychologist, an anthropologist, and a health communication researcher.
2014 Faculty Awards
Faculty from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences were recognized for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, advising, research and engagement at an event in Caldwell Lounge April 24, 2014.
Study Finds Gaming Augments Players’ Social Lives
New research finds that online social behavior isn’t replacing offline social behavior in the gaming community. Instead, online gaming is expanding players’ social lives. Nick Taylor, an assistant professor of communication at NC State, is lead author of a paper on the study.
Donors Help Top Students Reach Their Potential
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences continues to grow as a destination college for talented, top-ranked students from across our state and beyond. Merit scholarships play a critical part in attracting and retaining such students. This year, CHASS awarded more than 100 merit-based scholarships across all its disciplines. A number of scholarship students were able to thank their donors at the college's 2014 Scholarship Luncheon.
NC Literary Festival: Treats Galore for Lit Lovers
Make plans now to attend the NC Literary Festival April 3 - 6 in and around the Hunt Library on NC State's Centennial Campus. Hear your favorite authors from across the university and across the country read from their work. Discuss genres ranging from poetry to cooking, fiction and science fiction. Take a workshop in bookmaking, comics or pop-up books. Fun for all ages. And it's free!
From Wolfpack Red to Blue Man Group Blue
Brian Tavener (Communication, ‘04) did something very unusual for an NC State alumnus: he turned blue. Tavener, a former Park Scholar, has been a member of the Blue Man Group, an international spectacle in which the performers dress in bald caps, blue-black costumes and makeup, for more than six years. Blue Man Group performances are regularly seen across the country and around the world.
Media Coverage Drives Some Misperceptions about Cancer
Health communication researcher Ryan Hurley has been analyzing public perceptions related to cancer, particularly as reported in the news media. He shares his research findings -- and the impact of news coverage trends that don't mirror real-world incidence rates -- in a recent post in NC State's research blog, The Abstract.
Maymester: One Course, Three Weeks, Three Credits
Last May, CHASS piloted Maymester, a three-week academic session that combines an intensive schedule with small class sizes to create an enriching and in-depth educational experience for professors and students alike. Based on positive feedback from faculty and students, the college has been asked to organize Maymester 2014.
Dean for a Day Diaries
Not even Snowmageddon 2014 could stop the college's "Dean for a Day" from taking place. Our fearless student-turned-dean Tiffany Johnson and dean-turned-student Jeff Braden plowed through their schedules, albeit with modifications borne of Mother Nature. Read their diaries.
Student Helps Toilet Startup
Communication and sociology double major Sarah Nilson interns with a startup whose tagline is "Help the world, one toilet at a time." Find out why she's proud to perch atop the Dungaroo.