Matt Shipman

Jun 2, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Attitudes Toward Women Key in Higher Rates of Sexual Assault by Athletes

An online study of male undergraduates shows that more than half of study participants on intercollegiate and recreational athletic teams – and more than a third of non-athletes – reported engaging in sexual coercion, including rape.

Jun 1, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study Highlights ‘Emotional Labor’ of College Student-Athletes

A recent NC State study highlights the “emotional labor” required of collegiate student-athletes, which can leave student-athletes feeling powerless, frustrated and nervous.

Jun 1, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Devices, Wearable System Aim to Predict, Prevent Asthma Attacks

NC State researchers have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user’s environment, heart rate and other physical attributes with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks. The researchers plan to begin testing the system on a larger subject population this summer.

Jun 1, 2016  |  The Abstract

Helping African-American Young Adults Cope With the Consequences of Discrimination

Be proud of being Black, take care of your mental health, and find constructive ways to confront institutional racism. That’s the advice that a team of psychology researchers has for young African-American adults who are dealing with the consequences of racial discrimination.

May 27, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Social Media Use May Help Identify Students at Risk of Alcohol Problems

Research finds that having an “alcohol identity” puts college students at greater risk of having drinking problems – and that posting about alcohol use on social media sites is actually a stronger predictor of alcohol problems than having a drink.

May 24, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Nonprofit Exec Turnover More Turbulent Than Previously Thought

Research 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. The study also found that most nonprofit executives do not leave their positions due to voluntary retirement, as previously thought.

May 18, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

No Junk-Food Diet: Even in Cities, Bees Find Flowers and Avoid Processed Sugars

New research from NC State finds that bees in urban areas stick to a flower-nectar diet, steering clear of processed sugars found in soda and other junk food.

May 17, 2016  |  The Abstract

Assessing the Positive and Negative Claims About Genetically Engineered Crops

Genetically engineered crops stir strong feelings from both critics and supporters. We talk to the researcher who chaired the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee that just released a report, “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experience and Prospects,” which examines the evidence behind positive and negative claims about GE crops, and the research challenges that lie ahead.

May 17, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Research Finds Skull Condition Thought Extinct Is Actually Widespread

Some forensic anthropologists thought the skull condition called cribra orbitalia (CO) was a thing of the past – but new research finds that it is fairly common in both North America and South Africa.

May 16, 2016  |  The Abstract

Announcing First Research Image Contest

Raise the profile of your research, share your work with new audiences, and compete for cash prizes while you're at it. NC State is launching its first-ever research image contest -- and we want grad students and postdocs from all disciplines to participate.