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Kyle Canter sits in front of two paintings

May 22, 2018

Student’s Art History Research Leads to Museums, Galleries Abroad

Kyle Canter's research on the German photographer Wilhelm von Gloeden has led him to museums, galleries and archives in the United States and Europe. 

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Aug 30, 2017

Parcel Appointed Program Director at NSF

Toby Parcel, professor of sociology at NC State, will serve as a program director with the National Science Foundation. Her appointment is part of NSF’s rotating program director initiative through which university faculty work at the federal agency for one or two years. 

Jan 11, 2017

Researchers Study How to Improve Mental Health Conditions at County Jail

Through a partnership with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, NC State researchers are studying how to improve mental health conditions at the county jail. The project, which supports Wake County’s participation in the White House’s Data-Driven Justice Initiative, aims to help the jail operate more efficiently, but also improve the care and outcomes of those with mental health problems. 

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. 

Sep 21, 2016

Army Honors Professor for Service at Language Training Center

For the past four years, professor Ruth Gross has been instrumental to NC State's Language Training Center, a program designed to help special forces soldiers grow their understanding of languages they’ll encounter in the field. For her service, the Department of the Army recently awarded Gross the Commander’s Award for Public Service. 

Aug 10, 2016

Good Attitudes About Aging Help Seniors Handle Stress

New research from NC State psychologists finds that having a positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when faced with stressful situations. 

Apr 18, 2016

Undergrad Pursues Mobile Eco App Research

After transferring to NC State in 2015, Tarang Malaviya says he was inspired to "seek solutions to current problems." So, that's what he did. Volunteering to assist a doctoral student with environmental communication research, Malaviya helped study how mobile phone applications can help the public make sustainable choices. 

Dec 10, 2015

Psychologists ask: What motivates older adults to stay active?

As we age, it can be harder to do what’s good for the mind. While research shows that regularly exercising the brain, for instance, can help older adults mitigate normal declines in cognition, that effort comes with costs — such as mental fatigue — that typically increase as we get older. Psychologists at NC State University want to know how those increased costs affect our motivation to engage in cognitively-rewarding tasks. 

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 30, 2015

Retiring NC State Poet Helped Save Endangered Script from Extinction

After trending toward extinction for decades, the fate of Vietnam’s ancient script, Chữ Nôm, now has a healthier outlook. NC State English professor John Balaban has helped lead many of the developments that kick-started Nôm’s rebound from an endangered calligraphic way of writing to a preserved tradition.