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Feb 13, 2024

Studying the Impact of U.S. Penal System ‘Pay-to-Stay’ Policies

Until now, little research has been done on the impact these policies have on incarcerated people, their families, and their communities. Associate Professor of Sociology April Fernandes is co-leading a team that will analyze the policies. 

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Feb 9, 2024

Easy Things We Can Do to Cope With Traumatic Loss

A new study co-authored by P.h.D. student Caitlin Reynolds and professor of psychology Shevaun Neupert finds there are simple activities that help people improve their mood and emotional well-being after the traumatic loss of a loved one. 

Feb 6, 2024

Professor Rodney Waschka’s New Composition Premieres

Arts studies professor and composer Rodney Waschka’s new original work, “Suite for Piano,” received its premiere performance at the NYC Contemporary Music Symposium’s recent Columbia University concert. 

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Jan 30, 2024

Tackling the Shortage of School Psychologists

Psychology professor Isaac Woods is investigating ways to boost the number of school psychologists in North Carolina amid concerns about students’ mental health. His research could serve as a model for other states. 

Jan 12, 2024

The Day King Addressed Campus — and the Klan Marched on Raleigh

English professor Jason Miller has discovered footage of the Ku Klux Klan marching in downtown Raleigh and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. giving a speech in Reynolds Coliseum — both of which happened on the same day. 

Dec 13, 2023

CHASS Announces 2023 Wellness and Belonging Mini-Grant Winners

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion awarded wellness and belonging mini-grants to 10 projects. 

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Oct 5, 2023

CHASS Receives $350K Grant to Implement Humanities-Based Certificate Program

The College of the Humanities and Social Sciences received a $350,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities to implement an innovative humanities-based certificate program designed to interest all NC State undergraduates. 

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Sep 29, 2023

How Racism Shapes Black Motherhood in the U.S.

A new study, authored by assistant professor of sociology Mia Brantley, underscores how being a Black mother in the U.S. involves navigating aspects of parenthood that are explicitly tied to dealing with racism. 

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Sep 19, 2023

How Education, Work and Motherhood Shape Women’s Life ‘Pathways’

Researchers, including Associate Professor of Sociology Anna Manzoni, found seven “pathways” that illustrate the way major life events can have long-term ripple effects for women. 

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Sep 15, 2023

Freedom Park Opening Is Special Moment for Professor

Victoria Gallagher, professor of communication, served on the park’s board of directors and has long been involved with the project.