Carrie Bekerman

May 18, 2011

CHASS Alum Josh Eure Wins ‘Best of the Net’ Award

“I’m writing something,” he says to me. “You write?” “Not yet. Anyway, tell me what you think. Ok, so there’s this guy…” Just an excerpt from Josh Eure’s flash fiction story “It’s Sci-Fi,” which recently appeared in the Raleigh Review […]

May 1, 2011

CHASS Student of the Month – May 2011

DeLisa Hawkes, May 2011 CHASS Student of the Month.

Apr 27, 2011

NC State Poetry Contest: Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 North Carolina State University Poetry Contest. By the March 1st deadline, nearly 500 poems had poured in from every corner of the state, and almost 20 college writing programs had students submit entries. […]

Apr 27, 2011

Dr. Maria Pramaggiore: Fueling Passion for Film

Film is a complex art form and a cultural institution whose influence spans the 20th century and transcends it. The opening line from a highly acclaimed textbook–co-authored by the Department of English’s Maria Pramaggiore–describes the foundation of the Film Studies […]

Apr 22, 2011

CHASS Alum and War Photographer Chris Hondros Killed in Libya

Acclaimed war photographer Chris Hondros (English ’93) has died after being injured Wednesday in Libya. Hondros, a senior correspondent for Getty Images, has covered conflicts in Irag, Afghanistan, Liberia, Kosovo and elsewhere. He was a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer […]

Apr 13, 2011

English Lecturer Finds Self-Publishing a Success

English lecturer Elisa Lorello has proved that publishers and literary agents are no longer essential to climbing the bestseller lists. Self-publishing her first book “Faking It” through Raleigh-based, book sales reached a meager 100 copies its first year. Then […]

Apr 8, 2011

Coastal Dialect Fades

The sounds of the “hoi toid” are beginning to ebb along much of the Outer Banks. The distinctive dialect of area residents is fading as younger generations adopt more mainstream grammar and pronunciation, says Dr. Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday […]

Mar 17, 2011

Doctoral Student Delves Into Online Dating

by Lauren Lopez-Ibanez, CHASS Communication Intern With all the fish in the sea, sometimes finding your perfect match can prove to be a challenge. Many singles trying to hook a mate have turned to online dating sites to help them […]

Mar 2, 2011

Discovery News Taps CHASS Ph.D Student for “Meme” Expertise

Ever wonder where media outlets like Discovery News find their experts? For a topic like viral Internet culture, the source of expertise can be found right here in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State. Doctoral student […]

Feb 25, 2011

Language Patterns Are Roller-Coaster Ride During Childhood Development

Why, and when, do we learn to speak the way that we do? NC State University linguist Dr. Walt Wolfram’s research on African-American children presents an unexpected finding: language use can go on a roller-coaster ride during childhood as kids […]