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Apr 8, 2014

Student’s Time Travel Research Explores Notions of Possibility

Gray Maddrey, a philosophy senior, was intrigued by the concept of time travel, and set out to explore it in more depth. He has been conducting research with a faculty member about the possibility of backwards time travel. 

Mar 21, 2014

Study Shows Mentally Ill More Likely to be Victims, Not Perpetrators, of Violence

New research shows that almost one-third of adults with mental illness are likely to be victims of violence within a six-month period, and that adults with mental illness who commit violence are most likely to do so in residential settings. NC State assistant professor of psychology Sarah Desmarais is lead author of a paper describing work done by researchers at NC State, RTI International, and three other universities. The study also finds a strong correlation between being a victim of violence and committing a violent act. 

Feb 6, 2014

NC Museum of History Exhibit Highlights Lebanese Americans’ Stories

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Feb 5, 2014

Students Conduct Research for Stop Hunger Now in Dominican Republic

NC State graduate students in the Masters of Social Work (MSW) program are conducting on-the-ground research for international nonprofit Stop Hunger Now in the Dominican Republic, where they are visiting medical facilities, orphanages and schools to evaluate the impact Stop Hunger Now is having there. 

Nov 13, 2013

Poet John Donne, Live at the Hunt Library … Almost

John Donne, one of England's most famous poets and priests, delivered his “Gunpowder Day” sermon on November 5, 1622, at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. Exactly 391 years later, he delivered it again on November 5, 2013, at the Hunt Library at NC State. Well, virtually speaking. 

Sep 24, 2013

Robot Builders Form Emotional Bond to Their Creations

Research led by an NC State doctoral student in psychology indicates that people who build robots form an emotional bond to their creations – though the bond is different from the sort of attachments people form with other people or pets. 

Sep 17, 2013

Face-to-Face: Skull Study Shows Variation of Pre-Columbian Cultures in Mexico

NC State forensic anthropologists have discovered that there were clear differences between indigenous peoples long before Europeans or Africans arrived in what is now Mexico. Their analysis of prehistoric peoples reveals significant regional variation. Contrary to long-held beliefs, all native peoples did not look alike. 

Sep 16, 2013

The 21st Century Professor: Sage on the Stage or Guide on the Side?

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden received one of ten grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study whether computer-adaptive instruction can work as well or better than standard classroom instruction. 

Jul 29, 2013

Down by the Bay

Historian Matthew Booker examines the intersection between human beings and the natural world. The associate history professor’s new book serves as an environmental history of a western United States estuary where human desire for public access has led to far-reaching ecological changes in a highly contested urban and natural space: the San Francisco Bay. 

Apr 5, 2013

A Career Path Forged in Ancient History

History alumnus Andrew Smith (BA '90, MA '95) was the first in his family to attend college. Oxford University Press has just published his book, "Roman Palmyra: Identity, Community, and State Formation." His former history professor says Smith is "like a poster child for our M.A. in ancient history. His career path illustrates how our master's program serves as a bridge between the bachelor's degree and a strong doctoral program."