Join Us for A Homecoming Porch Party
Register now to attend our Homecoming Porch Party! This year, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is teaming up with the Poole College of Management, College of Sciences, College of Education, College of Design, College of Natural Resources and the Vice Provost and Director of NCSU Libraries to host the Porch Party on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.
NC State Faculty, Students Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues
A team of NC State faculty and students helped unearth more clues this summer about the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, Jordan. As part of a larger excavation at the site, the group discovered two marble statues of the mythological goddess Aphrodite — artifacts that dig co-director Tom Parker describes as “absolutely exquisite.”
Alumna Joanna McKnight Helps Preserve History in New England
A calling to preserve historic buildings is what led NC State history alumna Joanna McKnight to Historic New England — the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation.
Year in Review: Top Humanities and Social Sciences Stories of 2015
As another year comes to an end, take a look back at some of our favorite stories from 2015. 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.
Digital Humanities Team Not ‘Donne’ Yet
NC State's groundbreaking work in digital humanities earned a visit from the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, who surprised the university with a record-breaking gift. Congressman David Price was among the enthusiastic group in attendance.
Alums Get in the Game (Shows)
Our alumni get in the game. Literally, in some cases. Tensie Taylor ('09 Communication) appears on Wheel of Fortune this week; Josh Hager pulled in prize money as a contestant on Jeopardy last week. Who's next?
Exhibit Explores Raleigh’s Public Memory
Public History graduate students have created Communicating Communities, an exhibit at the City of Raleigh Museum that explores the power of memory and technology, and the ways both have been used to forge identities and connections to the many communities that create North Carolina's capital city.
NC Literary Festival: Treats Galore for Lit Lovers
Make plans now to attend the NC Literary Festival April 3 - 6 in and around the Hunt Library on NC State's Centennial Campus. Hear your favorite authors from across the university and across the country read from their work. Discuss genres ranging from poetry to cooking, fiction and science fiction. Take a workshop in bookmaking, comics or pop-up books. Fun for all ages. And it's free!
NEH Internships Reinforce the Value of the Humanities
Bryan A. Hum (Poli Sci '13) and Micah Khater (Senior, History) spent the summer of 2013 as interns for the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. They learned about the importance of the humanities in society and worked on an array of projects for the organization.
WWII Prisoner of War’s Ring Returned After 70 Years, Thanks to History Thesis
Norwood McDowell (MA History '05) never imagined that his thesis would play a pivotal part in bringing home a family heirloom ring that his grandfather-in-law traded for food in 1945 in order to survive a World War II P.O.W. camp.