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Year: 2016

Dec 29, 2016

11 Surprising Predictions for 2017 From Some of the Biggest Names in Science

What scientific discoveries will 2017 bring? What technological innovations? We asked some of the biggest names in in science and technology to share their predictions for the coming year. Jennifer Kuzma, public administration and co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, featured. 

Dec 27, 2016

Study Links Violence and Mental Illness

Researchers from NC State University, RTI International, Arizona State University and Duke University Medical Center have found there are factors which could make a mentally ill person prone to violence. Intervention is often necessary in order to help mentally ill people from falling into violence or becoming victims of violence. Sarah Desmarais, psychology, featured. 

Dec 22, 2016

Behind North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’ breakdown, shattered trust

North Carolina's failed attempt to repeal its bathroom bill spoke to fault lines that have been deepened by hyper-partisanship. Steven Greene, political science, featured. 

Dec 21, 2016

Holiday Food Drive Raises Record 1,053 Pounds for Feed the Pack

NC State faculty and staff helped stock the shelves in a big way this holiday season at the university's on-campus food pantry. 

Dec 21, 2016

North Carolina Legislature Adjourns Without Repealing Transgender Bathroom Law

A bipartisan agreement to repeal North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law fell apart Wednesday, after Republican legislative leaders required a late addendum of a six-month “cooling-off” period for local policies that Democrats said was a violation of a hard-fought deal. Andrew Taylor, political science, featured. 

Dec 19, 2016

A Passion for Service, Activism

Fall 2016 graduate Jonique Lyles said a degree in political science was the perfect avenue to explore her passion for service, activism and helping communities grow and develop. 

Dec 15, 2016

Republican Lawmakers Scramble to Weaken Incoming NC Gov’s Power

"North Carolina is a microcosm of the divisions in the US electorate, but on steroids: The gap between white voters with and without college degrees is huge, the white to nonwhite gap is huge, and the rural-urban gap is huge," Steven Greene, a political scientist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, told the Christian Science Monitor. 

Dec 15, 2016

Drug Use Strong Predictor for Postpartum Mental Health Problems

New research from NC State and the University of British Columbia finds that a woman's lifetime history of drug use can help predict whether she will suffer from problems with stress and anxiety after childbirth. 

Dec 14, 2016

Trading ‘Academese’ for Plain English

One scholar argues: If we don’t seek to baffle and bewilder our readers, it should be worth investing a bit of time and effort in putting our messages across clearly and concisely. Why bother otherwise? 

Doha Hindi

Dec 12, 2016

National Hospice Internship Gives Student New Insights

An internship at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in Alexandria, Virginia, gave Doha Hindi real-world experience in a high-powered environment. The Science, Technology and Society major came away with new insights about end-of-life care, about her career options, and about her self.