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Advisory Board Member Kathy Council Honored with Red Torch Award
NC State alumna and Humanities and Social Sciences advisory board member Kathy Council is the 2017 recipient of the Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Red Torch Award.
Public Science Researcher Named to Distinguished Professorship
NC State's Jean Goodwin has been named SAS Institute Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication. The communication professor will provide intellectual leadership and enhanced visibility for existing programs, create and teach courses, and help develop interdisciplinary connections with scholars at NC State. Beyond NC State's campus, she will strengthen connections with industry and increase opportunities for industry-based course projects, and for student internships.
Chris Mayhorn to Head NC State's Department of Psychology
Chris Mayhorn, a professor in the Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Psychology program, will become head of NC State's Psychology Department on July 1, 2017.
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Constructing Identity Among Italians at NC State
Using language as a window into their experiences, NC State graduate student and Fulbright fellow Cecilia Tomasatti conducted interviews with not only Italian students, but also faculty, about what it's like to adapt to another country's climate, culture and cuisine.
Mapping Early Syrian Immigrants in New York
Syrians have been immigrating to the United States since the 1880s. Using historical census data and open source mapping technology, NC State public history graduate students are researching the communities Syrians formed after landing in America.
Comparing Language in the Yucatan
It's no secret that language and accents evolve over time. But what do those changes say about the speakers themselves? What can they tell us about identity? NC State graduate student Alex Hyler explored those questions while studying unique forms of Spanish in Yucatan, Mexico.
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May 31, 2017 | WUNC-FM
Movies on the Radio: Best and Worst Remakes
Film remakes can introduce a beloved film to a new audience or take a mediocre movie to a new level of greatness. But when a remake is badly executed, it can butcher a cherished classic. On this edition of "Movies on the Radio," film expert and NC State English Professor Marsha Gordon picks apart the artistry of a remake.
May 30, 2017 | Scientific American
‘Moral Enhancement' Is Science Fiction, not Science Fact
When it comes to improving morality, traditional interventions seem to have much better chances than drugs and brain stimulation devices: the dangers of the latter are considerable, and are likely to cause more harm than good because they endanger the balance of moral intuitions. Guest column by Veljko Dubljević, assistant professor of philosophy at NC State University.
May 25, 2017 | Teen Vogue
Sexting Not a Health Risk, Study Shows
Engaging in sexting doesn't say anything about someone's other sexual activity, according to NC State Department of Communication researchers Kami Kosenko and Andy Binder. It doesn't indicate the number of partners someone might have, whether or not they'll use protection, or even if they'll have sex at all, the study shows.
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