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Humanities and Social Sciences in the News

Highlights of recent media coverage of CHASS. Links to online stories provided where available.

Southern drawl on the decline in NC, research shows
Duke Chronicle, 2015-03-30
New research shows that the well-known Southern drawl is slowly disappearing in North Carolina. Robin Dodsworth, English, featured.
Battle looms over proposed shift of sales tax revenues
Durham Herald Sun, Greenfield Daily Reporter, Hickory Daily Record, 2015-03-28
If legislation is approved to take away the local portion of sales taxes, that 2 cents will be collected by the state and distributed to the counties based on population instead of where it's paid. Andy Taylor, political science, featured.
Revising the Political History of the Aztec Empire
The Costa Rica Star, Latin American Herald Tribune, New Historian, Fox News Latino, Archaeology, etc, 2015-03-27
According to a recent study, the Aztec empire was not as powerful as previously thought and did not enjoy total domination of its central Mexican heartland. John Millhauser, sociology & anthropology, featured.
Book Examines "The Wonder Of Working Dogs"
WUWM, 2015-03-27
What the Dog Knows, by NC State English professor, examines what goes into making a good canine team. Cat Warren, English, featured.
Towards a Linguistic Singularity
Harvard Political Review, 2015-03-27
Politics and Economics: As with other aspects of culture, modernization has led to prioritizing English as “the” language. Walt Wolfram, English, featured.
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