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Wednesday July 1, 2015

"I am ..." Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State

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Students graduating with a degree from NC State's Humanities and Social Sciences become entrepreneurs, scholars, business leaders and thoughtful citizens. They forge careers that require intellectual flexibility, outstanding communication skills, broad knowledge of the world, and a sophisticated understanding of human beings and their challenges.

Rubik's Cube: Easier Than English?

Zeli "Jeff" Qian is a cubist — as in Rubik's Cube. The Zhejiang Province native can finish the cube-shaped puzzle in 18.27 seconds, a time that's listed in the World Cube Association's record books. Qian brought that same determination to NC State, where he's studying mechanical engineering. He's also honing his English speaking, writing and research skills through Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures courses for non-native speakers of English.

Our alumni numbers swelled on May 9, when 950 NC State students earned their undergraduate or graduate degree in Humanities and Social Sciences. Dean Jeff Braden shares his pride in them, and his hopes for them. [...]

5/20/15

May Student of the Month

Cody Davidson is a Communication junior minoring in Business and English. He has held a Communication internship with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, studied abroad in the Netherlands, and been an Educational Psychology Research Assistant. [...]

5/18/15

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

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. [...]