Stories From 2015

Dec 21, 2015

Year in Review: Top Humanities and Social Sciences Stories of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, take a look back at some of our top stories of the year. This snapshot of the innovative and purposeful work that stems from our students, faculty, alumni and friends, underscores a fact that's clearer now than ever: the humanities and social sciences are not just relevant to solving the problems of the 21st century, they are essential.

Dec 18, 2015

Student Combines Internships and Study Abroad to Enhance Academic Career

Justin Lo is a sophomore majoring in political science. A Chancellor's Leadership Scholar, Justin has held several internships, is active in campus groups and sings in gospel choirs. He plans to study abroad at the University of Seoul in Spring 2016, and envisions a career in law.

Dec 9, 2015

Humanities and Social Sciences Advocate Karl Eikenberry to Give NC State Commencement Address

Eikenberry, a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and director of Stanford University’s U.S.-Asia Security Initiative, will deliver the university’s commencement address on Dec. 18 in Raleigh. He’ll also receive an honorary degree, conferred by Chancellor Randy Woodson. The former U.S. Army lieutenant general is a champion of humanities and social sciences.

Dec 8, 2015

Communication, political science double-major named 2016 Dean for a Day

For one day in January, Humanities and Social Sciences student Courtney Ross and Dean Jeff Braden will walk in each other’s shoes. The college has announced that Ross, a senior political science and communication double-major, will serve as its 2016 Dean for a Day.

Dec 7, 2015

Alumna leading the fight to preserve the USS North Carolina

Military history has long been a part of Sandra Ray’s life. Her father was a […]

Dec 1, 2015

Genetic Engineering and Society: NC State’s Interdisciplinary Hub Addresses Science, Ethics, Policies Surrounding GMOs

Debate over genetic engineering rages on. NC State’s Genetic Engineering and Society Center is in the thick of those discussions, and that’s right where its faculty and students want to be. To learn more about the interdisciplinary center, check out the video created by advanced digital video students.

Nov 12, 2015

Outstanding Student Builds Impressive Resume, Here and Abroad

Andriy Shymonyak is an accomplished NC State history and political science double major. The Park Scholar and University Honors Program member has earned several awards and scholarships – including being named a finalist for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Through his deep exploration of Ukrainian politics, history, and how they relate to eastern and central Europe, he has also built an impressive resume as an undergraduate, both here and abroad.

Nov 4, 2015

Lawmakers, political scientists to talk gerrymandering during Holtzman forum

Gerrymandering — the practice of drawing electoral districts to advantage one political party over another — will be the topic of discussion when state lawmakers, political scientists and demographers gather on Nov. 11 for the annual Abe Holtzman Public Policy Forum.

Oct 28, 2015

Dean’s Scholar program expands

Aspiring to be osteoarchaeologists, federal prosecutors and museum curators, the latest cohort of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Scholars have big plans for the future. Thanks to contributions from college donors, the seven recipients of this year’s Dean’s Scholar Award can also plan on being something else — experiential learners.

Oct 1, 2015

Grad student, Boren Fellow seeks answers to youth unemployment in Morocco

As a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Boren Fellowship, NC State graduate student Mary Sloan is spending 10 months studying in Morocco, researching what’s keeping young people from finding employment in the region.