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

Movies On The Radio: Funniest Scenes In Cinema
WCQS, WUNC, 2015-05-12
Host Frank Stasio talks with North Carolina Museum of Art film curator Laura Boyes and NC State film professor Marsha Gordon about the funniest moments in film. Marsha Gordon, English, featured.
A holding corporation called old America: Charles Mingus’ religious multitudes
Oxford University Press (OUP) blog , 2015-05-12
According to NC State religious studies professor, you can't understand jazz without its continual, creative religiosities. Jason C. Bivins, philosophy and religious studies, featured.
Book looks at end of consensus in Wake County schools
News and Observer, 2015-05-10
NC State experts co-write new book, “The End of Consensus,” that examines how diversity and neighborhood schools have affected student assignment in Wake County, particularly from 2000 to 2012. Toby Parcel, sociology, and Andy Taylor, political science, featured.
COB Professors to Share Expertise in PBS Linguistic Documentary
The Bahamas Weekly, 2015-04-23
NC State's Walt Wolfram is operating as the principal investigator for a special Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary entitled “Talking Black In America” that explores the evolution of African American speech and factors that have influenced it. Walt Wolfram, English, featured.
ISIS Video: New Beheading Footage Has Terrorist with American Accent
Epoch Times, 2015-04-20
NC State linguistics expert says terrorist in ISIS video sounds American with some Arabic influence. Erik Thomas, English, featured.
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