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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.