Faculty who Think and Do: Research and Teaching with and for the Public
After spending a majority of her career developing and leading the Virtual Martin Luther King project, North Carolina State University professor Dr. Victoria J. Gallagher had the chance to see her hard work pay off last Fall. The Virtual Martin […]
Fall 2017 Commencement Student Speaker
Alicia Ferreira has been chosen to be the Fall 2017 Commencement Student Speaker. Graduating this fall, Alicia focus is on Interpersonal, Organizational and Rhetorical Communication. While at NC State, Alicia has conducted undergraduate research focusing on performing a content analysis […]
An NC State Department of Communication Research Event
The department is proud to announce a Tune-Up Research Symposium.
NC State Student Announced as PRSSA Regional Ambassador
Ryan Will, a junior majoring in public relations, has been proudly announced by The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) as one of 15 Regional Ambassadors to serve on the national level.
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.
Social Media Posts May Help ID Students at Risk for Alcohol Problems
Research finds that having an "alcohol identity" puts college students at greater risk of having drinking problems — and that posting about alcohol use on social media sites is actually a stronger predictor of alcohol problems than having a drink.
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.