Composer’s New Recording Is An International Effort
The latest recording of music by NC State composer Rodney Waschka is the result of international mathematical inspiration and a collaboration of performers, engineers, and producers from around the world. Waschka’s new piece, Au Revoir, Svetozar, is dedicated to the […]
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.
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.
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.
NC State Backs Effort to Advance Research on Women, Girls of Color
By joining the Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research, the university has committed to supporting its existing research about women and girls of color while also developing new opportunities for scholarly inquiry.
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.
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.
Blair Kelley Named Assistant Dean
Dr. Blair L.M. Kelley has been named assistant dean for interdisciplinary studies and international programs at NC State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The CHASS Interdisciplinary Studies Program awards an array of cross-disciplinary undergraduate degrees. IDS major programs include Africana Studies, Arts Studies (including Film Studies), International Studies, Science Technology and Society (STS), Self-Design Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies