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.
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.
Kiwanuka-Tondo Named Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow
Associate Professor of Communication James Kiwanuka-Tondo will help review curricula at Makerere University in Uganda through a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship.
Faculty Event Honors Scholars Who Think and Do
Humanities and Social Sciences honored its top scholars who Think and Do on April 27 at the college’s annual awards reception. Department heads from across the college joined Dean Jeff […]
How Forecasting Water Reclamation Use Can Save Money, Water Resources
A changing climate and recent droughts in the South and West highlight the need to make the most of our limited water resources. One of the tools that can help the U.S. make efficient use of its water supplies is water reclamation — but utilities and water managers have sometimes struggled to deal with public perceptions of reclaimed water.
Dr. Lynsey K. Romo
Building on six years of real-world communication experience, in which Dr. Romo worked to improve health and economic conditions for low-income individuals, Dr. Romo is an interpersonal and health communication scholar. Her socially-meaningful research examines how people communicate about uncomfortable issues, specifically pertaining to health and finances.
Dr. Andrew R. Binder
Assistant Professor Dr. Andrew R. Binder is the Communication faculty scholar of the month. His research focuses on how people develop attitudes toward and learn about science and risk, how the mass media depicts emerging technologies, and how social factors shape the communication of science.
Dr. Ryan Hurley
People need and want recent information about cancer in order to make decisions about how they might manage their personal prevention, detection, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life efforts. To get that information, they often turn to the news. But problems can arise when the information people get from the news doesn’t reflect the real world – and new research suggests that people’s beliefs about cancer are tainted as a result.