Study Finds Brands Are Resilient Against ‘Fake News’ on Social Media
“Fake news” stories targeting corporations may be obnoxious, but new research from communication professor Yang Cheng finds that they likely pose little threat to well-established brands.
Faculty Who Think and Do, Dr. Andrew Binder
Dr. Binder has stepped out of his position as Director of Graduate Programs to pursue other endeavors. He is still with The Department of Communication as a faculty member and teaches courses on the undergraduate and graduate level. This interview is a closer look on his scholarship and his time as a professor here at NC State.
Faculty Who Think and Do: Discovering Communication Behind Borders
Since coming to NC State in 2002, Dr. James Kiwanuka-Tondo has been nothing short of a memorable professor to the students and faculty who interact with him in the Department of Communication. From his work on HIV/AIDS campaigns in Sub-Saharan […]
An NC State Department of Communication Research Event
The department is proud to announce a Tune-Up Research Symposium.
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.
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.
Study Highlights How Former Drinkers Navigate Social Drinking Situations
A small, qualitative study led by an NC State communication professor highlights a wide variety of approaches that former problem drinkers take to determine how and whether to tell people in social situations that they don’t drink.