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Sep 12, 2016

NC State Faculty, Students Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues

A team of NC State faculty and students helped unearth more clues this summer about the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, Jordan. As part of a larger excavation at the site, the group discovered two marble statues of the mythological goddess Aphrodite — artifacts that dig co-director Tom Parker describes as “absolutely exquisite.” 

Aug 8, 2016

Fulbright Winner Headed to Mexico

One of seven NC State students to earn a competitive Fulbright grant this year, Emma Cathell will spend 9-10 months teaching English to students at a school or university in Mexico. Cathell's role will also include serving as a cultural ambassador for the United States. 

Aug 1, 2016

Drawing from His Own Past, Student Aims to Help Others Fight Addiction

More than four years after arriving in Raleigh homeless and addicted to heroin, Jesse Bennett is clean. He’s married. He’s a father. He’s a college student. Pursuing a bachelor of social work at NC State, Bennett says his quest toward a diploma isn’t only about continuing his recovery. It’s about helping others. 

Jun 20, 2016

Study Abroad: The Gift That Keeps Giving

NC State Spanish lecturer Jamey Widener has family across the Atlantic Ocean. It's a long-distance connection that stems back to 1985, when Widener traveled on a study abroad trip to Santander, Spain. 

Jun 13, 2016

Fulbright Winner to Explore Passion for Inclusive Learning in Colombia

After double-majoring in psychology and Spanish languages and literatures, recent graduate QuiAnne' Holmes has developed a passion for promoting equity in the classroom. Holmes, who graduated in May, will explore her interests further when she starts a Fulbright teaching assistantship in Colombia later this year. 

May 31, 2016

Undergrad Combines Majors, Presents Research across U.S.

Tori Williams has been busy this spring. Already consumed by her duties as a University Scholar, tutor and double-major in history and biological sciences, Williams added multiple presentations at conferences across the nation to her hectic schedule in April. 

Apr 21, 2016

Research Examines ‘SHtriking’ Sound Change in Raleigh

NC State graduate student Eric Wilbanks studies how sounds change in speech. In one of his latest projects, the M.A. in linguistics candidate honed in on (str) retraction, or when /s/ is spoken more like /sh/ in (str) clusters (e.g., “SHtreet”). 

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 18, 2016

Undergrad Pursues Mobile Eco App Research

After transferring to NC State in 2015, Tarang Malaviya says he was inspired to "seek solutions to current problems." So, that's what he did. Volunteering to assist a doctoral student with environmental communication research, Malaviya helped study how mobile phone applications can help the public make sustainable choices. 

Apr 5, 2016

Class Project Leads to New Research on Spanish in North Carolina

For professor Jim Michnowicz and his students, what started as a class experiment is now producing intriguing research findings that will be published in a new book on language diversity. Their work, which provides further insight into the evolution of Spanish in North Carolina, also serves as a clear example of the kind of purposeful, community-based research that can be carried out by undergraduates.