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Year: 2020

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Oct 12, 2020

Caring For Others Is a Key Driver in Getting People to Use Chatbots for Mental Health

NC State communication professor Yang Cheng assessed what would motivate people to use chatbots for mental health services in the wake of a mass shooting. 

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Oct 9, 2020

Wolfpack Writers: Jill McCorkle

We caught up with Jill McCorkle, a professor of the practice and mentor in NC State’s Department of English, to learn more about her novel "Hieroglyphics." 

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Oct 8, 2020

In the Name of Freedom

Communication professor Victoria Gallagher and student diversity coordinator Joe Johnson are on the board of directors for the new Freedom Park planned for downtown Raleigh. 

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Oct 1, 2020

How Steak-umm Became a Social Media Phenomenon During the Pandemic

Doctoral student Ekaterina Bogomoletc explains how a brand of frozen meat products took social media by storm (and why that matters). 

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Sep 30, 2020

For Black Girls, Attitudes About Being Black Affect Risk of Depression

NC State researchers find that the messages Black girls hear at home about being Black women can affect their risk of depression. 

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Sep 24, 2020

Study Suggests Financial Holdings Influenced Key Votes For House Lawmakers

NC State political scientist Jordan Carr Peterson finds that many lawmakers have voted to support their financial interests, regardless of their politics. 

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Sep 21, 2020

As Collegiate Esports Become More Professional, Women Are Being Left Out

A new study from NC State's Department of Communication finds women are being sidelined in collegiate esports. 

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Sep 15, 2020

Study Highlights Ties Between Racism and Activism in Black Youth

A new study from NC State and the University of Virginia finds that experiences with racism are associated with increased social consciousness and social justice activism in Black youth. 

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Sep 14, 2020

Submit Your Stories to the 2020 NC State Fiction Contest

Drawing more than 300 entrants last year, the NC State Fiction Contest is one of the largest free-to-enter writing contests in the South. 

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Sep 10, 2020

Tom Birkland’s “After Disaster” Recognized for its Enduring Contributions

Birkland's book was honored for its remarkable and ongoing relevance — including during a global pandemic.