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Month: April 2020

Apr 30, 2020

The Woman’s Work of the Pandemic

“The cognitive labor of getting food on the table has increased,” Sarah Bowen, a sociology professor at North Carolina State University and co-author of Pressure Cooker, told Vox. Shortages of staples like flour mean it can be harder to find everything a family needs, and public health officials have advised people to minimize shopping trips in order to limit exposure to the virus, meaning shoppers have to get everything they need in one weekly or biweekly trip. 

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Apr 30, 2020

Two NC State Professors Awarded NEH Summer Stipends

Communication professor Grant Bollmer and English professor Timothy Stinson were awarded the highly competitive stipends. 

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Apr 29, 2020

Three Humanities and Social Sciences Seniors Awarded Mathews Medal

The Mathews Medal — NC State’s highest non-academic distinction — honors student service, commitment and leadership. 

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Apr 27, 2020

From Mead to Hand Sanitizer: NC State Alumnus Transforms Business During Pandemic

Hear how James Boicourt (Political Science ‘06) has transformed his mead business to produce hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Apr 24, 2020

Three Faculty Win Holladay Medal

Communication professor Victoria Gallagher is among those selected to receive NC State's highest faculty honor. 

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Apr 23, 2020

NC State English Alumna Wins 2020 Walt Whitman Award

Poet Threa Almontaser (English ‘16, MFA ‘19) will publish her first book "The Wild Fox of Yemen" next year — and it’s already getting national attention. 

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Apr 22, 2020

Interventions Boost Abstinence, Condom Use for Black Teens

The findings from NC State psychologists draw on dozens of sexual health studies involving Black youth. 

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Apr 20, 2020

Katherine Haddock (Sociology, International Studies ’13) Helps Others Secure Their Future

Hear how sociology and international studies alumna Katherine Haddock is giving back to her community as an immigration lawyer. 

Apr 16, 2020

Coronavirus Cuts Into City, County Budgets

“In a time of uncertainty, you don’t even know what you are going to need or what you are going to have, which really creates a perfect storm of a catastrophe in the budgeting world,” said Bruce McDonald, associate professor of public budgeting and financing at North Carolina State University. 

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Apr 16, 2020

Heidi Hobbs Honored With 2020 Jackson Rigney International Service Award

The Jackson Rigney International Service Award is the highest honor for global engagement at NC State.