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Alumna Elizabeth Medlin

Apr 9, 2024

Banking on Success

Alumna Elizabeth Medlin, who graduated with degrees in Spanish and international studies, is a Federal Reserve Bank employee, master’s degree candidate and author. 

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Apr 8, 2024

What You Do and Don’t Know About Racial Inequities in Health Care Can Hurt You

A new study finds that the he extent to which people understand existing racial inequities in access to health care can have an effect on how white and Black people view their own health. Co-author and Assistant Professor of Psychology Vanessa Volpe explains. 

Art United

Apr 3, 2024

Coping with Climate Anxiety Through Poetry, Visual Arts

The interdisciplinary Art United workshop offers a creative outlet to deal with concerns about our planet’s future. 

Apr 2, 2024

Sarah Bowen Named Associate Dean of Research and Engagement

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has named Sarah Bowen associate dean of research and engagement, effective Jan. 1, 2025. 

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Mar 28, 2024

What are the Risks and Rewards of Autonomous Vehicles?

Four faculty scholars offer insights on the economic, moral and social consequences autonomous vehicles pose. 

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Mar 13, 2024

No, An Anti-Racist Program in Schools Didn’t Stress Out Kids

A new study co-authored by Associate Professor of Psychology Kelly Lynn Mulvey finds an anti-racist intervention did not cause stress or feelings of alienation among high school students. 

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Mar 6, 2024

What Drives ‘Drug-Induced Homicide’ Prosecutions in North Carolina?

A new study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jennifer Carroll finds the desire to reduce overdose deaths is spurring DIH prosecutions. However, the evidence suggests it may be harming public health. 

Mar 5, 2024

Catch up With a Libraries Student Scholarship Awardee: Vishal Gogusetti

The political science senior is considering career possibilities in international relations and foreign policy. 

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Mar 4, 2024

It’s Not Just You: Young People Look, Feel Older When They’re Stressed

A new study co-authored by Shevaun Neupert, professor of psychology, finds younger adults look and feel older on stressful days – but only on days when they also feel they have relatively less control over their own lives. 

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Mar 4, 2024

3 CHASS Students, 1 Faculty Member Receive Fulbright Awards

Three students and one faculty member from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are the recipients of prestigious Fulbright awards.