Welcome Our New Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty
Kristen Alff joins the Department of History and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program as assistant professor in the areas of history and international studies. Xavier Pickett joins the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program as an assistant professor of religious studies.
Anil Dash: Toward an Ethical, Inclusive Tech Industry
Entrepreneur, activist and writer Anil Dash will give NC State's 2017 Rolf Buchdahl Lecture on Science, Technology and Human Values on March 22. Dash, who advised the Obama White House’s Office of Digital Strategy, today advises major startups and nonprofits.
Students Recognized for Service, Leadership
NC State’s Alumni Association pays special attention to students who emerge as campus leaders, knowing the special traits these undergraduates hone here will serve them – and the wider world – once they graduate. Each year, the Alumni Association recognizes a few of the university’s seniors who are role models for leadership and service with the Mathews Medal. Two of the four 2015 recipients are Humanities and Social Sciences students: Austin Bath and Alex Parker.
Where Diplomats Are Concerned
Gentry Smith (Political Science ’83) speaks Arabic and has lived in Japan, Egypt and Burma — a long way from his hometown in Halifax County in eastern North Carolina, where both his parents were schoolteachers. Meet the director of the Office of Foreign Missions at the State Department.
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. Get them all together and it can feel like a veritable Tower of Babel. That's why NC State’s Laboratory for Analytic Sciences invited experts in communication, social science, management and design to join them.
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.
An Intensive, Interdisciplinary Study of Ebola, Maymester-Style
Maymester offers students intensive learning opportunities, including an interdisciplinary exploration of the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Maymester, a spring program that compresses a semester's study into three weeks, was successfully piloted by Humanities and Social Sciences over the last several years and is now being adopted by colleges across NC State University.
Symposium Tackles Hot Topics in Science, Technology, Human Values
The Buchdahl Symposium on Science, Technology and Human Values covers some hot topics, including nuclear waste, the gamergate controversy and ethics in science and technology. Join the conversation at the free, educational event from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, in the Hunt Library auditorium.
The Devil’s in the Details: More Research Needed to Address Synthetic Biology Security Concerns
A new paper examines security risks and policy questions related to the growing field of synthetic biology.
Marrying Humanities with Science and Technology
Meet Bob Geolas (Multidisciplinary Studies '87), president and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation. and the newest Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumnus.