How I Think and Do: In-Game Host Abby Labar
What can you do with an NC State degree in communication? Ask Abby Labar, in-game host for the Carolina Hurricanes.
My NC State Story: Lauren Pressley (Communication ’02; Philosophy ’03)
Lauren Pressley says her social sciences and humanities degrees gave her “an appreciation for nuance, logic and the complex systems of knowledge production” — and for using the library.
My NC State Story: Matt Starr (Communication ’16)
Matt Starr says that at NC State, he found a purpose, and found his voice. He published his first book in 2018.
Where Are They Now? Alumna Leigh Ann Caldwell
Leigh Ann Caldwell was a distance swimmer for the Wolfpack as a communication major, and today, she’s in the rough-and-tumble world of covering Congress and politics as a reporter for NBC News.
Leadership in Public Science: Meet Jean Goodwin
Jean Goodwin, a professor in NC State’s Department of Communication, has done research in a variety of areas — often aimed at understanding how people can share information effectively, even when they disagree.
Retired Faculty Honored at Brunch
Retired Humanities and Social Sciences faculty reconnected and reminisced on May 19 at a brunch honoring their service to the college.
The Bonds That Heal: Studying Human-Animal Interactions
Two researchers are showing us just how significant our relationships with animals can be. Focusing on a horse-riding academy for at-risk girls, the scholars are documenting how human-animal interaction can serve as a powerful educator of what works and what doesn’t in a healthy relationship. Their findings not only document the holistic social benefits of equine-assisted therapies, but show how our connection with horses may be more physiological than you think.
Opening the Door to Study Abroad
A new College of Humanities and Social Sciences pilot program aims to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to study abroad for the first time. Kickstarted by a $25,000 NC State University Foundation grant, the Travel Scholars pilot program will help some underrepresented students pay for study abroad and inform others about what resources are available.
Digital Humanities Projects Bring History to Life
Reading about history is one thing. Experiencing it for yourself is entirely another. With innovative technology at their fingertips, NC State humanities scholars are creating new perspectives on significant events, places and traditions. Their work — freely available online and stretching across disciplines — aims to help both researchers and the general public more fully understand our past and inform our future.
Positive Perspective, Reinforced
Want to see positivity personified? Meet recent graduate Tiffany Johnson. Nothing stops her.