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Digitizing microfilm

Dec 21, 2021

Transforming Research in Arabic-Based Languages

How can researchers — and families — search through millions of Arabic documents that span the sixth to the 20th centuries? Digitizing them is the first step, and with support from a $476,483 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the largest NEH grant to NC State to date, researchers at the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies are taking on that challenge. 

Walt Wolfram is the William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor in the Department of English.

Dec 14, 2021

Study of African American Language Wins Prestigious Linguistics Award

A book documenting the results of a groundbreaking 20-year study led by Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor in the Department of English, has won the award for book of the year from the Linguistic Society of America. The book, titled “African American Language: Language Development from Infancy to Adulthood,” received the society’s Leonard Bloomfield Book Award for 2022. 

Man walking through an ag field

Nov 2, 2021

What To Know About GMOs

Jennifer Kuzma, Goodnight-NCGSK Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and a biotech policy expert, answers some common questions about genetically modified organisms. Kuzma is the co-founder and co-director of NC State’s Genetic Engineering and Society Center. 

Dean Dannels

Oct 19, 2021

Leading From the Heart

Meet Deanna Dannels, the new dean of NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

MFA students sitting on a bench

Oct 12, 2021

‘Community Matters Here’: Inside NC State’s Creative Writing MFA Program

Although the casual observer might be surprised to discover an excellent graduate-level creative writing program at a world-class STEM university such as NC State, the pairing actually makes sense when North Carolina’s rich literary history is taken into account. As successful as NC State’s MFA program has been, it’s now poised for even greater success thanks to Tony McLean Brown ’83 and his family, who made a $1 million gift to support the program earlier this year. 

Donovan Corneetz in a recording studio

Oct 5, 2021

Behind the Voice

NC State alumnus Donovan Corneetz is a professional voice actor who lends his expertise to some of the world’s most popular brands and products. The 2005 graduate from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences also served as the original voice of the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, which is coming to a close this December. 

A group of people viewing the MLK Jr. Project.

Sep 13, 2021

Virtual MLK Project Expands Its Reach To Other Settings, Users

NC State’s Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Project uses innovative technology to recreate the civil rights leader’s never-recorded 1960 speech, “Fill Up the Jails” — and transform how the public interacts with his message. Now, the project team led by communication professor Victoria Gallagher is expanding its reach to additional audiences. The impetus for the new educational component stems from the success of a pilot program the team began last year with faculty at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School. The Department of Communication helped fund the pilot through its Faculty Grant Development Fund, established by a donation from communication alumnus John Ward. 

Jason Suttles working on an electronic device

Sep 13, 2021

Software Engineer Jason Suttles Applies His Philosophy Background to Healthcare, Technology

Software engineer Jason Suttles earned degrees in philosophy and computer science from NC State through the Benjamin Franklin Scholars program. Suttles, who also minored in math, now puts his skills to use by working for Medicom Technologies, a Raleigh-based software startup that provides a decentralized health information platform for the fast and secure transfer of patient data among healthcare providers. 

the Washington family posed together at Vaughn Towers

Aug 23, 2021

A Transformational Gift to Strengthen Community

Alumni Dewayne and Adama Washington are giving back to athletics and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in order to expand opportunities and support for students, particularly those from groups underrepresented in higher education. 

Dean Dannels

Aug 23, 2021

Think and Do: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Deanna Dannels, dean of NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, tells what the college has planned as the university’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign comes to a close this year.