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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 even 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. [...]
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!" [...]
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7/20/15
Image for story Digital Humanities Team Not ‘Donne' Yet

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. [...]

7/15/15
Image for story Grad Student Focuses Research on Child Welfare

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. [...]

6/15/15
Image for story Spirits Rejoice: Jazz, Religion and American Culture

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!" [...]

6/10/15
Image for story On Fisheries, Society and Sustainability

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. [...]

Research News

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As Go the Tropics ...

Alumna Sandra Harding (Ph.D., Sociology '94) asks a deceptively simple question: "Is life in the Tropics getting better?" But don't be fooled by the simplicity of that question: her quest for the answer, and her leadership as an economic sociologist, stand to change the world. [...]

Do You Read Me?

Engineers have their own way of talking about their work. Computer scientists often speak a different kind of code. Statisticians employ yet another specialized language. [...]

Where Technology and Intelligence Meet the Social Sciences

Advancements in science and technology generate social, ethical and political issues. Programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are teaching students how to navigate these changing waters as they strive to make the world a smarter — and safer — place. [...]

Seeking Optimal Outcomes for Children with Autism

The brains of autistic girls appear to be wired more normally than those of autistic boys — and that can be both a blessing and a curse, according to Kevin Pelphrey (Psychology '96), the Harris Professor at Yale University and director of Yale's Center for Developmental Neuroscience. [...]