Research Feature

Sep 29, 2015

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.

Feb 27, 2015

Re-creating ‘A Creative Protest’

No recording of Martin Luther King's "Fill Up the Jails" speech exists. A team of digital humanities researchers is working to resurrect it, using immersive tools and the Hunt Library.

Jan 9, 2015

Take a Virtual Front Pew Seat to Hear MLK’s “Fill Up the Jails”

On February 16, 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his first public endorsement of non-violent direct action as a means to achieve civil and human rights. Fifty years later, NC State University’s Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Project has launched a website that includes a digital audio re-creation that puts listeners in the pews to hear the widely influential "Fill Up the Jails" speech.

Jul 22, 2014

Conducting Defining Research: A Defining Experience for Undergrads

Creating new knowledge. It's one of the big benefits of studying at a research-intensive university like NC State. And conducting important research is not reserved for faculty and graduate students; we encourage undergrads to conduct research, too. Check out this video -- made by students in Advanced Digital Video -- to learn about three such undergraduate research projects.

Jun 6, 2014

Virtual MLK Project: Fill Up The Jails

On Sunday, June 8, at 3:00 p.m., noted Martin Luther King actor Marvin Blanks will re-create King’s historic "Fill the Jails" speech at White Rock Baptist Church in Durham. The re-enactment is part of the Virtual Martin Luther King Project, a digital humanities research study by NC State communication professors Matt May and Victoria Gallagher to understand how oral recordings are perceived given alternate viewpoints and settings.

May 7, 2014

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.

Apr 10, 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.

Nov 4, 2013

Weight Loss Not Always Beneficial for Romantic Relationships

Losing weight is generally beneficial for human health, but when one partner in a romantic relationship loses weight, it doesn’t always have a positive effect on the relationship. According to new research from NC State and the University of Texas at Austin, there can be a “dark side” to weight loss, if both partners are not on board with enacting healthy changes.

Mar 13, 2013

Flexibility Adds Function to First-Year Writing Program

Research conducted by Dr. Susan K. Miller-Cochran and Dana Gierdowski has created classrooms that bridge the gap between feasibility and flexibility.

Mar 7, 2013

CHASS Marks Golden Jubilee With Multimedia Timeline

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. While the humanities and social sciences have been woven into the fabric of NC State University's history from its earliest days, our college was officially established as a unique entity in 1963. For our Golden Jubilee, we've assembled a multimedia timeline that reflects the college’s rich history, provides some insights about who we are, and maybe even hints at what the future might hold. Enjoy!