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Mar 20, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Critical Thinking Instruction in Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience

A new study finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” that is unsupported by facts.

Mar 15, 2017

Immigration Topic of History Weekend

Explore immigration and global consequences during multiple events at NC State March 31 and April 1.

Dec 14, 2016  |  Faculty and Staff Giving

A History of Support

David Zonderman, head of the NC State Department of History and co-chair of the Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign, is passionate about supporting the university where he has served as a professor for more than two decades.

Sep 12, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues in Jordan

Researchers helped unearth more clues this summer about the ancient Nabatean city of Petra, in the form of two marble statues of the goddess Aphrodite.

Sep 12, 2016  |  The Abstract

NC State Faculty, Students Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues in Jordan

As part of a larger excavation at the ancient city of Petra, NC State faculty and students discovered two marble statues of the mythological goddess Aphrodite.

Sep 8, 2016  |  Events

Rediscover MLK’s Impact at ‘Experiencing King’

Next weekend, NC State is opening its doors for "Experiencing King," a two-day series of events that will give the public a chance to rediscover Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on the state of North Carolina and the nation through stage drama, documentary film, recently unearthed audio archives, modern art and immersive technologies that re-create the experience of what it was like to attend two of King's landmark speeches in North Carolina.

Mar 3, 2016  |  Events

Rethinking Roots of Modern China

NC State’s annual History Weekend is slated for Saturday, March 19, at Withers Hall. “Rethinking the Roots of Modern China” brings two leading scholars of Chinese history to NC State’s campus.

Oct 8, 2015  |  Campus Life

Top History Paper Examines Early Voting Rights Case

History student Micah Khater recounts the fascinating details of a Depression-era civil rights case in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Her groundbreaking work is named the best undergraduate history paper in the state.

Aug 24, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Labor History Offers Context for Claims of Aspiring Presidential Contenders

This Labor Day, national media are already focused on a presidential election that’s more than a year away – and many aspiring candidates are talking about issues that are central to the history of the labor movement in the United States, including unions, a living wage, income equality and supporting the middle class.

Apr 8, 2015  |  Events

History Event Focuses on Climate Change

Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, a leading scholar on the history of climate change, is the featured speaker at NC State's History Weekend, which begins on Thursday, April 18, with a showing of the climate-change documentary Disruption.