The Year in Pictures: Humanities and Social Sciences in 2016
Take a look back at some of our favorite stories (and photos) of the year.
Student Combines Philanthropy, Sustainability for Campus Impact
Nearly 3,000 miles from his home in Orinda, Calif., business and international studies double-major Sam Shain is making unique contributions to a university culture of philanthropy. As the first-ever director of student philanthropy within Student Government’s Executive Board, he’s helping educate students about the importance of giving back in order to boost the university’s long-term sustainability.
Mentoring Program Aims to Help Grad Students Land Jobs
A mentoring program for grad students, by grad students — that’s the idea behind a new leadership initiative in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Study Abroad Inspires Global Pursuits
For NC State alumna Megan (McNulty) Le, study abroad was the catalyst for a global career and the lifelong pursuit of international experiences. As an Alexander Hamilton Scholar, Le studied Business Management and Latin American Studies while minoring in Spanish, earning her dual degrees from Poole College of Management and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2002. A study abroad program in Costa Rica during the summer of 2001 sparked a desire in her to do something different and expand her worldview.
Student’s Startup Helps Teens Tap into Creative Gifts
Over the last four years, Myers has trained students in photography, videography and music production at the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County afterschool program. Working with teens largely from low-income households, Myers mentored students through multimedia projects with themes often promoting social change. Now, through his startup — the Malkuta Project — Myers is expanding the afterschool model to the broader community
Opening the Door to Study Abroad
A new College of Humanities and Social Sciences pilot program aims to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to study abroad for the first time. Kickstarted by a $25,000 NC State University Foundation grant, the Travel Scholars pilot program will help some underrepresented students pay for study abroad and inform others about what resources are available.
Research, Advocacy Lead International Studies Major to the UN
Maya Krishnan (International Studies and Business Administration) graduates this spring after serving as a fellow for the North Carolina advocacy group WomenNC. She also recently participated in the United Nation's 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
Undergrad Pursues Mobile Eco-App Research
After transferring to NC State in 2015, Tarang Malaviya says he was inspired to "seek solutions to current problems." So, that's what he did. Volunteering to assist a doctoral student with environmental communication research, Malaviya helped study how mobile phone applications can help the public make sustainable choices.
Student Startups Win Awards at eGames
Two startups founded by Humanities and Social Sciences students took home awards Thursday at the 2016 Lulu eGames at NC State's Talley Student Union.
GROW Project Seeks Researchers to Study Women and Girls of Color
NC State University is recruiting researchers from all disciplines to participate in a national initiative aimed at increasing research that focuses on women and girls of color. Led by Humanities and Social Sciences Assistant Dean Blair Kelley, NC State's recruitment effort comes in advance of an April conference on the issue at Wake Forest University.