College Celebrates Its Outstanding Faculty
NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences honored our top scholars, advisers and teachers earlier this fall during a reception for new and returning faculty and staff. Here are some of the faculty who were recognized, and the awards they received.
Remember the Humanity of Immigrants, This Poet Urges
NC State poet and English professor Eduardo Corral is the son of migrants who crossed into Nogales, Arizona, in the 1970s. Corral says his “gaze, heart and soul” are always attuned to border issues. The PBS News Hour spoke with Corral, who hopes his work "makes the internal lives of immigrants visible, something [that's] forgotten or intentionally omitted in the national conversation."
The Cult Classics That Never Die
From “Pink Flamingos” to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” cult films have staying power. NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon discusses the genre on “Movies On The Radio” with WUNC-FM State of Things host Frank Stasio.
You Can’t Play With Us: The Discursive Exclusion of Colin Kaepernick
When NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, debates flared. What was going on beneath the surface of those public conversations? As someone studying rhetoric and composition, NC State graduate student Jose Martinez dove deep to research the discursive exchanges that followed Kaepernick's actions.
Humanities and Social Sciences Staff Recognized for Excellence and Service
The college recognized six staff members for 2018 Awards for Excellence during an annual luncheon celebrating all staff and their service to Humanities and Social Sciences.
Outstanding Seniors Awarded NC State’s Highest Non-Academic Distinction
Three NC State graduating seniors received the 2018 Mathews Medal, the highest non-academic distinction awarded to NC State students. Two are students in Humanities and Social Sciences. The award, administered by the Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program, recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions to the university and created a lasting legacy.
NC State Professor’s Novel Connects Her Two Worlds of Africa and the South
Author and NC State Professor of English Elaine Neil Orr explores the civil rights movement in Winston-Salem, NC, in her new novel, “Swimming Between Worlds."
Orchestra Event Honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream
"The Dream is Alive," a concert celebrating Martin Luther King, includes a talk with English prof. Jason Miller, an expert on King's 1962 speech in Rocky Mount that inspired MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech, as well as the concert's world-premiere composition.
English Prof. Shows Langston Hughes’ Hidden Influence on MLK
NC State Professor of English Jason Miller offers a new analysis of poet Langston Hughes' influence on some of Martin Luther King's most powerful speeches.
When MLK and the KKK met in Raleigh
In this op-ed, English Professor Jason Miller recounts when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Reynolds Coliseum on NC State's campus in 1966, while factions of the Ku Klux Klan protested in downtown Raleigh.