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Daniel Dayton

Jan 6, 2016

Startup Connects Microentrepreneurs With Tourists

Researchers at NC State University say they’ve created a way for the public to easily find and connect with tourism microentrepreneurs, the smallest of small business owners who often not only serve as experts at their crafts but are top-notch tour guides in their community. 

Nov 13, 2015

The Scoop on Dog Poop: Grad Student’s Research Informs the Public

Clodagh Lyons-Bastian is well aware of the dog poop conversation in Raleigh. After noticing more and more of her neighbors lamenting about unpicked-up poop, she decided to research attitudes and behaviors around dog waste removal while earning her master’s degree in communication this year. Now the recent graduate and public speaking lecturer is sharing her findings, both with area residents and a municipal advisory board, to help create a cleaner city. 

Nov 10, 2015

Psychologist Expands Postpartum Adjustment Work to Community

Betty-Shannon Prevatt, a doctoral student in NC State’s Applied Social and Community Psychology graduate program, is surveying new moms in the Triangle about how they’ve dealt with postpartum adjustment. Through the survey of adult women who have delivered a baby since January 2012, Prevatt said she hopes to learn more about social support, access to health care, coping strategies, domestic violence, substance abuse and mood changes after having a baby. 

Oct 26, 2015

Have curiosities, will travel: Fulbright Scholars expand research, learning overseas

Three recent Humanities and Social Sciences graduates received the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award this year, a grant that's helping them fulfill their research and teaching goals around the world. 

2015 NEH reception

Oct 22, 2015

Humanities research shares national stage at Congressional reception

NC State’s purposeful work in the humanities was highlighted on the national stage Tuesday during a Congressional reception in Washington. Congressman David Price invited members of NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences to discuss their latest research at the event, held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Oct 15, 2015

English Professor’s Film Brings Oxford Archaeological Project to Life

“Great Houses Make Not Men Holy,” a film co-created by professor of medieval and early modern literature Jim Knowles, virtually reconstructs a medieval friary at Oxford, England. Oxford Archaeology has been excavating the site where a shopping mall now stands, and the group is using Knowles’ film to add context to the artifacts they're finding. 

Oct 13, 2015

Top History Paper Examines Early Voting Rights Case

History student Micah Khater recounts the fascinating details of a Depression-era civil rights case in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Her groundbreaking work has been selected as the best undergraduate history paper in the state. 

Oct 12, 2015

Online Tool Aims to Help Researchers Sift Through 15 Centuries of Data

Digital humanities scholars from NC State University and Texas A&M University are launching a powerful new system to help researchers more quickly and accurately sift through hundreds of thousands of archives and articles related to materials dating from 450 A.D. to the 20th century. The new tool, called BigDIVA, will be formally unveiled later this month. 

Oct 7, 2015

Study Finds Violence Among Young, Black Men Associated With Sense of Powerlessness

New research from North Carolina State University and Palo Alto University finds that young black men who are most likely to be victims or perpetrators of violence are also those who feel that they have the least power to effect social change – highlighting the importance of ensuring that young black men do not feel alienated by society and social programs. 

Oct 5, 2015

Undergraduate Research Highlights Student’s Interest in Linguistic Diversity

Growing up in eastern North Carolina, Jessica Hatcher’s ear became attuned to a range of dialects. Once she discovered NC State's linguistics program, this stellar young researcher has made the most of her opportunities to study how people talk.