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Faculty Event Honors Scholars Who Think and Do
Humanities and Social Sciences honored its top scholars who Think and Do on April 27 at the college's annual awards reception. Department heads from across the college joined Dean Jeff Braden in recognizing faculty for outstanding research, advising, teaching and extension service.
Website Creates Digital Archive for HB2 Experiences
Citizens can share and document their experiences with North Carolina's House Bill 2 through a new digital archive created by a North Carolina State University historian. The website, NC HB2: A Citizens' History, allows users to submit stories, videos, images and documents related to the bill and sort through materials submitted by others.
Staff Celebrated, Thanked at Annual Event
The college held its annual Awards for Excellence luncheon April 19 to recognize and celebrate Humanities and Social Sciences staff. Seven staff members were nominated by their peers or supervisors for the college's 2016 Awards for Excellence. Nominations were based on achievement in outstanding service, innovation, public service, safety, heroism and human relations. During the luncheon, the college also recognized noted staff members who have reached milestone years in their careers with the state.
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Research Examines ‘SHtriking' Sound Change in Raleigh
NC State graduate student Eric Wilbanks studies how sounds change in speech. In one of his latest projects, the M.A. in linguistics candidate honed in on (str) retraction, or when /s/ is spoken more like /sh/ in (str) clusters (e.g., "SHtreet").
Taking the Museum to the People
Public history graduate students Sarah Soleim and Abigail Jones have seen the challenge of attracting visitors to Raleigh's Pope House Museum firsthand. They worked at the house in the summer of 2015 during internships with the City of Raleigh Museum, the home's current owner. As a way to increase public engagement, they worked with museum staff to brainstorm ways to bring the Pope House to the people.
Exploring the Evolution of Phishing
NC State doctoral student Olga Zielinska studies how phishing has evolved over time. Her current project, sponsored by the Science of Security Lablet at NC State, looks specifically at the various persuasive elements that hackers use to trick email filtering systems and users.
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Apr 29, 2016 | News and Observer
People are invited to document their experiences with HB2 in a digital archive created by an historian at NC State University. The site, "NC HB2: A Citizens' History," allows users to submit stories, videos, images and documents, and to browse others' submissions. Tammy Gordon, History, featured.
Apr 28, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor
Why An N.C. Voter ID Law That Does So Little Angers So Much
Voter ID laws, especially the one in North Carolina, stoke strong partisan passions on both sides. But maybe they shouldn't, data suggest. Steven Greene, Political Science, featured.
Apr 21, 2016 | WRAL News
Bipartisan Group Experiments With Redrawing Congressional Districts
A panel of 10 retired judges has been tapped to experiment with drawing congressional districts through a bipartisan redistricting commission. What are their chances of success? Mark Nance, political science, featured.
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Study from an @NCState grad student breaks new ground in analyzing Colombian Spanish: https://t.co/JFcldmHVom https://t.co/XXJ4VAD7M0