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Nuance or Conflict? How News Stories Can Influence Perceptions of Emerging Technologies
Researchers from NC State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found more evidence that how media report on emerging technologies – such as nanotechnology or genetically modified crops – influences public opinion on those subjects. [...]
Finding King's Speech: English Professor's Research Uncovers Historic Recording
An NC State English professor's research is allowing the world to listen to the first time Martin Luther King Jr. uttered the famous words, "I have a dream," during a speech in a high school gym in Rocky Mount in November 1962. [...]
So Long, Drawl
For more than half a century, the familiar Southern accent has been fading in Raleigh. Its disappearance has been so slow and so subtle that locals may not have noticed. [...]
Digital Humanities Team Not ‘Donne' Yet
NC State's groundbreaking work in digital humanities earned a visit from the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, who surprised the university with a record-breaking gift. [...]
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8/31/15
Image for story Documenting ‘A Hell of a Life': NC State video producer's documentary delivers raw look at moonshiner Popcorn Sutton

Documenting ‘A Hell of a Life': NC State video producer's documentary delivers raw look at moonshiner Popcorn Sutton

In his latest film about moonshiner Popcorn Sutton, NC State video producer and alumnus Neal Hutcheson delivers a broader picture of the folk legend's life. [...]

8/25/15
Image for story 2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Achievements

2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Achievements

NC State's Humanities and Social Sciences faculty have a well-earned reputation for outstanding scholarship, research, teaching, advising and engagement. [...]

8/12/15
Image for story Finding King's Speech: English Professor's Research Uncovers Historic Recording

Finding King's Speech: English Professor's Research Uncovers Historic Recording

An NC State English professor's research is allowing the world to listen to the first time Martin Luther King Jr. uttered the famous words, "I have a dream," during a speech in a high school gym in Rocky Mount in November 1962. [...]

7/29/15
Image for story So Long, Drawl

So Long, Drawl

For more than half a century, the familiar Southern accent has been fading in Raleigh. Its disappearance has been so slow and so subtle that locals may not have noticed. [...]

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Digital Humanities Team Not ‘Donne' Yet

NC State's groundbreaking work in digital humanities earned a visit from the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, who surprised the university with a record-breaking gift. [...]

Grad Student Focuses Research on Child Welfare

Psychology doctoral student Jenna Montgomery Armstrong wants to prevent child maltreatment among families living in homeless shelters. She has received a Doris Duke Fellowship to help with her research. [...]

Spirits Rejoice: Jazz, Religion and American Culture

How has religion shaped jazz and the way people think about it? Professor of religious studies and jazz musician Jason Bivins explores jazz, religion and American culture in "Spirits Rejoice!" [...]

On Fisheries, Society and Sustainability

Massive ecological changes are transpiring in the World Ocean. Environmental sociologist Stefano Longo worries that turning ocean resources -- like fish -- into commodities has led to the depletion of fisheries and the development of environmentally suspect means of aquaculture. [...]