Stories From 2012

Sep 13, 2012

Student Archaeologist Digs Her Field of Study

Park Scholar Alyson Harding ‘13 has spent the last few summers digging in cemeteries, examining skeletal remains in museums, and excavating trenches. She wouldn't have it any other way. Harding is pursuing a double major in anthropology and chemistry with a concentration in bioarchaeology. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology after she graduates next spring.

Aug 31, 2012

Positive Parenting When You’re Homeless

A new paper from NC State University's Department of Psychology addresses positive parenting in the context of homelessness. The paper, co-authored by Dr. Mary Haskett, a professor of psychology at NC State, includes recommendations for shelter practices and calls for more research on how to help homeless families with children who are facing mental-health problems.

Aug 10, 2012

CHASS Welcomes New Tenure-Track Faculty

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes 18 new tenure-track faculty to its ranks. Their research interests range from forensic psychology to the religions of East Asia. Meet these stellar scholars, researchers, and teachers.

Aug 1, 2012

Correspondence from an Extraordinary Alum Abroad

Dean Jeff Braden's recent post about the challenges of visiting countries where English is not the primary language prompted this thoughtful response from CHASS alum Katie Starr ('11, International Studies and French), who is in Indonesia with the Peace Corps.

Jul 16, 2012

Meet Researcher Adriana de Souza e Silva

Associate Professor of Communication Adriana de Souza e Silva is the subject of a video created by students in COM 437 - Advanced Digital Video, in the Department of Communication. de Souza e Silva researches how people use location-based technologies--like cell phones that know where you are--and how the use of such technology affects our experiences of spaces, especially urban spaces. She is also exploring how low-income communities, particularly those in the developing world, appropriate technologies.

Jul 9, 2012

Meet Industrial Organizational Psychologist Lori Foster Thompson

Professor of Psychology Lori Foster Thompson is the subject of a video created by students in COM 437 - Advanced Digital Video, in the Department of Communication. Foster Thompson studies and teaches industrial and organizational psychology, that is, the psychology of the workplace. Most recently, she has been researching how technology is affecting our experience of work. She is also passionate about how industrial psychology can make the world a better place.

Jun 25, 2012

Meet Historian Blair Kelley

Associate Professor of History Blair L. M. Kelley is the subject of a video created by students in COM 437 - Advanced Digital Video, in the Department of Communication. The video highlights Kelley's research and her passion for teaching. Kelley's research has focused on the social movements that undergirded change for African Americans. Among the courses she teaches are oral history and the civil rights movement. This semester she co-taught "The South in Black and White" with Duke University historian Tim Tyson. Students enrolled from campuses throughout the Triangle to explore the history of race in the South.

Jun 11, 2012

My Ukranian Summer

Andriy Shymonyak is spending his summer in Ukraine, studying the growing political and economic polarity between the eastern and western sides of the region. His mentor, political science Prof Clifford Griffin, is supporting him all the way.

Jun 3, 2012

Alumna Earns Fellowship to Support Public Health Initiatives in Ethiopia

Lianne Gonsalves ‘10 has received a prestigious David L. Boren Fellowship which will fund a year in Ethiopia. During her time in Africa, Gonsalves will immerse herself in language acquisition and a qualitative research project. Gonsalves will collect data on family planning practices and natural resource use by local communities in the region. She plans to use the data to design family planning modules tailored to each community.

May 30, 2012

May 2012 Student of the Month

Gian Besana just completed her first year as an International Studies major. She has taken full advantage of everything the campus has to offer, becoming involved in the International Studies Club, Model United Nations, Filipino Student Association, CSLEPS, and NSCU Photo Club. Gian, a Chancellors Leadership Scholar, traveled to Guatemala in Spring 2012 for Alternative Spring Break.