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Jun 8, 2016

Social Media Posts May Help ID Students at Risk for Alcohol Problems

Research finds that having an "alcohol identity" puts college students at greater risk of having drinking problems — and that posting about alcohol use on social media sites is actually a stronger predictor of alcohol problems than having a drink. 

May 31, 2016

Facebook And Instagram Posts May Help Predict College Students With Alcohol Drinking Problems

Social media like Facebook and Instagram may predict student alcohol abuse, study indicates. Lynsey Romo, Communication, featured. 

May 16, 2016

The Bonds That Heal: Studying Human-Animal Interactions

Two researchers are showing us just how significant our relationships with animals can be. Focusing on a horse-riding academy for at-risk girls, the scholars are documenting how human-animal interaction can serve as a powerful educator of what works and what doesn’t in a healthy relationship. Their findings not only document the holistic social benefits of equine-assisted therapies, but show how our connection with horses may be more physiological than you think. 

May 12, 2016

The Scoop on Dog Poop

When it comes to dog poop, everyone has an opinion. After studying attitudes on the topic, Clodagh Lyons-Bastian (M.S., Communication ’15) developed some informed opinions of her own. 

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May 12, 2016

Navigating Social Drinking

Research led by an NC State communication professor highlights the many ways that former problem drinkers navigate social-drinking situations. 

May 11, 2016

Kiwanuka-Tondo Named Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow

Associate Professor of Communication James Kiwanuka-Tondo will help review curricula at Makerere University in Uganda through a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship. 

Apr 28, 2016

Faculty Event Honors Scholars Who Think and Do

Humanities and Social Sciences honored its top scholars who Think and Do on April 27 at the college’s annual awards reception. Department heads from across the college joined Dean Jeff Braden in recognizing faculty for outstanding research, advising, teaching and extension service. 

Apr 20, 2016

Research Into Lean Stigma Gives Undergrad New Insights

Through undergraduate research, NC State communication major Lauren Ray is helping provide insight into how formerly overweight or obese individuals navigate those social barriers. Working as a research assistant with faculty mentor Dr. Lynsey Romo, Ray aided in a study examining the interpersonal challenges of lean stigma and the communicative strategies people use to manage those threats. 

Apr 14, 2016

Communication Alumna Danielle Deabler Brings Next Generation of Listeners to NPR

Welcome to Generation Listen — a new old-fashioned way to enjoy National Public Radio and the brainchild of alumna Danielle Deabler (Communication '93). 

Apr 7, 2016

How Forecasting Water Reclamation Use Can Save Money, Water Resources

A changing climate and recent droughts in the South and West highlight the need to make the most of our limited water resources. One of the tools that can help the U.S. make efficient use of its water supplies is water reclamation — but utilities and water managers have sometimes struggled to deal with public perceptions of reclaimed water.