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Starr Gibens

May 17, 2022

Rising Starr

Political science and communication double-major Starr Gibens is an expert at putting thought into action. The first-generation college graduate came to NC State with a list of what she wanted to accomplish, and she has done so much more as a leader, community member, scholarship recipient and advocate for her fellow students. 

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May 13, 2022

Study Finds Realism a Key Factor in Driving Engagement with Virtual Reality Videos

Research from communication professor Alice Cheng finds that realism is a key factor in determining whether viewers engage with virtual reality (VR) videos — and that engagement is itself a key factor in determining whether viewers are interested in watching VR videos in the future. 

Katie Gray

May 10, 2022

Study Abroad Spotlight: Meet Katie Gray

While studying abroad this spring, communication major Katie Gray provided a big boost to NC State Prague's communication team. 

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Mar 10, 2022

Review Finds Big Blind Spots in Research on Social Media and Crisis Communications

A new study from communication professor Yang Cheng calls for a global view when assessing how to use social media for crisis communications. 

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Jan 31, 2022

2021-22 University Faculty Scholars Named

Communication professor Grant Bollmer is being recognized for his outstanding academic achievements and contributions to NC State through his teaching, scholarship and service. 

Dean Phillips

Nov 8, 2021

Student Media Names Top Student Award for Charter Board Member

The board established the Dean Phillips Award for General Excellence, recognizing Phillips’ achievements in both the media industry and as a senior lecturer in the Department of Communication. 

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Nov 3, 2021

Study IDs Strategies to Help Recovering Alcoholics

NC State communication researchers find six strategies recovering alcoholics use to negotiate social situations and remain sober. 

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Jun 15, 2021

You’re More Likely to Fight Misinformation If You Think Others Are Being Duped

The study from NC State communication professor Yang Cheng suggests negative emotions may also play a role in the United States. 

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Jun 4, 2021

Want to Talk About Prenups? Describe Them as Something Else

Prenuptial agreements, or “prenups,” can be difficult to talk about. A recent NC State communication study offers insights into how people can discuss this often taboo subject. 

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May 26, 2021

Helping Adults Navigate the Decision to Move Back in With Parents

A recent study from NC State communication professor Lynsey Romo offers insight into how adults can navigate the often awkward experience of moving back home.