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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. [...]
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. [...]
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6/10/15
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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. [...]

6/2/15
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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. [...]

5/18/15
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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. [...]

5/14/15
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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. [...]

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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. [...]

History Weekend Asks: Climate Science -- Whom Do You Trust?

NC State's Department of History plays a critical role in the discussion of climate change. Join us for History Weekend, featuring Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, who will give a historian's perspective in her address, "Climate Science: Whom Do You Trust?" [...]

The Linguists Are Coming! The Linguists Are Coming!

NC State linguistics has been cited as the gold standard of community-based research and engagement. Professor Jeffrey Reaser explains why, tells us about a forthcoming national conference for linguists taking place at NC State, and explains why we're so fascinated by dialects and language variation. [...]

Philanthropy Journal Returns from Hiatus

The Philanthropy Journal is resuming publishing after more than a year of hiatus. The free, online publication was re-launched April 6, 2015, under new leadership. [...]