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Re-creating ‘A Creative Protest'
No recording of Martin Luther King's "Fill Up the Jails" speech exists. A team of digital humanities researchers is working to resurrect it, using immersive tools and the Hunt Library. [...]
Take a Virtual Front Pew Seat to Hear MLK's "Fill Up the Jails"
On February 16, 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his first public endorsement of non-violent direct action as a means to achieve civil and human rights. [...]
Film Brings Cherokee Language to Life
If current trends aren't soon reversed, the Cherokee language will soon go extinct. NC State's North Carolina Language and Life Project has produced a film documenting the tribe's efforts and sounding a call to save the language. [...]
$8.1M Gift Endows Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies
A gift to establish the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies will firmly establish NC State as the premier research and outreach center on the Lebanese Diaspora. [...]
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2/27/15
Image for story Re-creating ‘A Creative Protest'

Re-creating ‘A Creative Protest'

No recording of Martin Luther King's "Fill Up the Jails" speech exists. A team of digital humanities researchers is working to resurrect it, using immersive tools and the Hunt Library. [...]

2/11/15
Image for story Student Researches Electronic Music Subcultures, Immigrant Treatment

Student Researches Electronic Music Subcultures, Immigrant Treatment

The subculture of electronic dance music. How immigrants are represented in national media. Undergraduate Shelby Coury (sociology and anthropology) says the research she's conducted in these disparate areas has been challenging, eye-opening, and hugely beneficial. [...]

1/22/15
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January Student of the Month

Student of the month Alyssa Fea is getting real-world experience by conducting scholarly research alongside a terrific faculty member, taking on internships related to her communication major and her nonprofit minor, and serving as a resident mentor. [...]

1/14/15
Image for story The Gorilla in the Room: Inattentional Blindness Isn't Blindness At All

The Gorilla in the Room: Inattentional Blindness Isn't Blindness At All

Psychology doctoral students worked alongside Professor and Department Chair Doug Gillan to uncover new knowledge about the phenomenon known as "inattentional blindness" that occurs when people are so focused on a task that they fail to notice unexpected events ... such as a gorilla in the room. [...]

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Take a Virtual Front Pew Seat to Hear MLK's "Fill Up the Jails"

On February 16, 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his first public endorsement of non-violent direct action as a means to achieve civil and human rights. [...]

Rich Clerkin to Lead NC State's Institute for Nonprofits

Richard M. Clerkin, Ph.D., has been named executive director of the Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement at NC State University. [...]

The Devil's in the Details: More Research Needed to Address Synthetic Biology Security Concerns

A new paper examines security risks and policy questions related to the growing field of synthetic biology. While the author, Professor Kathleen Vogel, doesn't think the field is ripe for exploitation by terrorists, the paper does highlight significant gaps in our understanding of the nuts and bolts of lab work in synthetic biology that can contribute to security risks. [...]

Preparing the Next Generation of Mental Health Workers

Too many young people are at risk for mental health and substance abuse issues. And not enough trained professionals are there to help them, especially in rural areas. [...]