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Aug 15, 2016

Alumna Balances Environment with Economic Development at TVA

Navigating the mires of federal bureaucracy and the mountains and valleys of the southeastern United States is all in a day’s work for alumna Brenda Brickhouse, vice president of environment and energy policy at the TVA, or Tennessee Valley Authority. 

Jul 20, 2016

Alum Takes Fight for Transgender Rights to Political Conventions

A public service spot urging legal protections for transgender Americans features NC State political science alumna Alaina Kupec. The TV ad is airing during the ongoing national political conventions. 

Jun 1, 2016

Nonprofit Executive Turnover More Turbulent Than Previously Thought

Research from an NC State public administration professor finds that turnover among executive leaders at nonprofit organizations is often plagued by problems, with very few transitional periods mirroring the scenarios painted in the professional literature. 

May 10, 2016

Looking for an Oasis in America’s Food Deserts

Doctoral student Sherrie Godette investigated government intervention into food deserts — low-income population areas where residents have limited access to grocery stores. We asked her about her research and what it tells us about the state of food access. 

Feb 23, 2016

Study: Sanctions Boost Foreign Military More Than They Hurt Economy

The available evidence indicates that economic sanctions are not effective tools for achieving specific policy goals in foreign nations. New research led by NC State's School of Public and International Affairs argues that increased military spending caused by economic sanctions counterbalances the adverse impact of the sanctions — and points to Iran as a case study in how this can happen. 

Dec 21, 2015

Year in Review: Top Humanities and Social Sciences Stories of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, take a look back at some of our top stories of the year. This snapshot of the innovative and purposeful work that stems from our students, faculty, alumni and friends, underscores a fact that's clearer now than ever: the humanities and social sciences are not just relevant to solving the problems of the 21st century, they are essential. 

Nov 4, 2015

Lawmakers, political scientists to talk gerrymandering during Holtzman forum

Gerrymandering — the practice of drawing electoral districts to advantage one political party over another — will be the topic of discussion when state lawmakers, political scientists and demographers gather on Nov. 11 for the annual Abe Holtzman Public Policy Forum.