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May 24, 2024

Two Faculty Members Named National Humanities Center Fellows

English professor Belle Boggs and history professor Susanna Lee have been named National Humanities Center Fellows and will spend the next academic year working on individual research projects. 

Meg Day

Apr 24, 2024

MFA Faculty Member Named Guggenheim Museum’s 2024 Poet-in-Residence

Assistant Professor of English Meg Day has been named the Guggenheim Museum’s poet-in-residence for 2024. 

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Apr 18, 2024

6 Faculty Members Elected as AAAS Fellows

Faculty receive distinguished honor from the world's largest scientific society. 

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Apr 4, 2024

What You Do and Don’t Know About Racial Inequities in Health Care Can Hurt You

The extent to which people understand existing racial inequities in access to health care can have an effect on how white and Black people view their own health. 

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Apr 3, 2024

Are Universities Connected to Local Sustainability? A New Study Suggests Yes…and No.

Universities scoring strongly on measures of sustainability are associated with innovation and economic growth – but not environmental sustainability – in their home communities. 

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Apr 1, 2024

Study Suggests Taking an Aggressive Stance in Crisis Communications Costs Companies Money

The bottom line? When a company took an aggressive stance, its stock price dropped. 

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Mar 11, 2024

No, An Anti-Racist Program in Schools Didn’t Stress Out Kids

A new study finds an anti-racist intervention did not cause stress or feelings of alienation among high school students. 

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Mar 6, 2024

What Drives ‘Drug-Induced Homicide’ Prosecutions in North Carolina?

A desire to reduce overdose deaths is spurring DIH prosecutions -- but the evidence suggests it may be harming public health. 

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Mar 4, 2024

It’s Not Just You: Young People Look, Feel Older When They’re Stressed

A new study finds younger adults look and feel older on stressful days – but only on days when they also feel they have relatively less control over their own lives. 

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Feb 15, 2024

3 Online Degree Programs Crack the Rankings Top 10 

NC State was well-represented in the U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings. 

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Feb 12, 2024

Studying the Impact of U.S. Penal System ‘Pay-to-Stay’ Policies

Until now, little research has been done on the impact these policies have on incarcerated people, their families, and their communities. 

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Feb 7, 2024

Easy Things We Can Do to Cope With Traumatic Loss

A new study finds there are simple activities that help people improve their mood and emotional well-being after the traumatic loss of a loved one. 

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Feb 6, 2024

Study IDs Ways to Better Help Children Experiencing Homelessness

The study suggests public service systems need to do a better job of working with parents to support homeless children. 

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Jan 29, 2024

Study Urges People to Think Twice Before Going on a Diet

The work underscores how toxic yo-yo dieting can be and how difficult it can be for people to break the cycle. 

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Jan 24, 2024

Study: The More People Know About Pregnancy, the More Likely They Are to Support Access to Abortion

The more people know about pregnancy, the more likely they are to oppose legislation that limits women’s access to abortions – regardless of political ideology.