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Dec 15, 2016

Drug Use Strong Predictor for Postpartum Mental Health Problems

New research from NC State and the University of British Columbia finds that a woman's lifetime history of drug use can help predict whether she will suffer from problems with stress and anxiety after childbirth. 

Dec 14, 2016

Trading ‘Academese’ for Plain English

One scholar argues: If we don’t seek to baffle and bewilder our readers, it should be worth investing a bit of time and effort in putting our messages across clearly and concisely. Why bother otherwise? 

Dec 6, 2016

For Nonprofits, Even Non-Finance ‘Capacity Grants’ Stimulate Financial Growth

NC State research finds that so-called "capacity grants" lead to long-term financial growth for nonprofit organizations — regardless of what the grants are for. 

Dec 5, 2016

Study: NC Coastal Officials Avoid Climate Planning Until They See Damage

A recent study finds that local officials in coastal North Carolina are unlikely to plan for the effects of climate change until they perceive a threat to their specific communities. 

Nov 30, 2016

Terrorism Study Helps Student Realize Passion for Psychology

Research on terrorism is not what Sarah Mills had in mind when she first enrolled at NC State. But conducting undergraduate research in forensic psychology helped the senior psychology major find her passion. 

Nov 29, 2016

Alumna Joy Raintree Retains History at South Carolina’s Redcliffe Plantation

Alumna Joy Raintree (M.A. public history) is in her 12th year as park manager at Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site in Beech Island, South Carolina. Overseeing the site’s 400 acres of grounds, Raintree leads preservation projects, manages retail merchandise and provides input for historical programs she and her staff put on each year. 

Nov 28, 2016

Parenting Influences Childhood Cognition – But Public Policy Can Help

In a study of factors that influence childhood cognition in the United States and Great Britain, researchers from NC State and California State University, Northridge find that the role of parents is more important than far-reaching public policies — but that public policies can make a difference. 

Nov 23, 2016

Alumna’s Cookbook Celebrates Food of Eastern North Carolina

Before she built a hugely successful farm-to-table restaurant in Kinston, N.C., and became the star of a PBS documentary series on her life in the kitchen and as the mother of two young children, alumna Vivian Howard dreamed of becoming a food writer. 

Charlie and Marty Coe stand outside their front door

Nov 21, 2016

Curiosity, Commitment Define Couple’s Marriage — and Their Philanthropy

Enthusiastic to share what they’ve learned with others, Charlie and Marty Coe have thrived as educators — Charlie as a public administration professor at NC State and Marty as a high school world history instructor. Now retired, the couple wants to ensure that other scholars have the appropriate resources to continue creating and sharing knowledge. 

Nov 14, 2016

Alumni Achievements, Service Honored at 2016 Evening of Stars

The NC State Alumni Association recently recognized three Humanities and Social Sciences graduates for outstanding achievements and service in their careers, communities and beyond.