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Jan 20, 2016

Racial Makeup of Labor Markets Affects Who Gets Job Leads

Research from NC State's Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Rice University finds that the racial composition of a labor market plays a significant role in whether workers find out about job leads -- regardless of the race of the worker. 

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Jan 8, 2016

Psychology Students Win Awards for Education, Family-based Research

Senior psychology majors Rahma Hida and Ebony Leon have pursued their undergraduate research interests into the real world, not simply for the sake of their transcripts, but to answer important questions. Both students, who participate in the Initiative Maximizing Student Diversity at NC State, recently received research awards for their respective projects at the 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. 

Dec 3, 2015

Research seeks answers to black lung resurgence

For some, the words “black lung” may stir thoughts of an antiquated disease. However, after cases among miners dropped from nearly 30 percent to 3 percent between 1969 and 1999, recent research shows that trend reversing in central Appalachia. NC State doctoral student Aysha Bodenhamer aims to find out what’s led to the resurgence and what miners, their families and the industry are doing about it. 

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. 

Nov 3, 2015

Undergrad’s Research Focus: Mental Illness and Crime

Psychology major Elizabeth Burris is concerned about the nation's mental health care crisis. She's taking a Think and Do approach as she conducts research in NC State’s Forensic Psychology in the Public Interest Lab. 

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. 

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 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. 

Oct 1, 2015

Grad student, Boren Fellow seeks answers to youth unemployment in Morocco

As a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Boren Fellowship, NC State graduate student Mary Sloan is spending 10 months studying in Morocco, researching what’s keeping young people from finding employment in the region. 

Sep 10, 2015

Student of the Month: Hayden Russell

Hayden Russell is a graduating senior majoring in English and minoring in Classical Studies. A University Scholar, he has two ongoing research projects and an editorial internship, has studied abroad in the UK, and is a member of the Skateboarding and Game Design clubs. Hayden intends to continue his education in digital rhetoric and game studies at the graduate level.