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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. 

Kemmia and Hushang Ghodrat stand in front of the Memorial Belltower. Kemmia wears her red graduation robe and mortar board.

Dec 13, 2023

From Iran to Raleigh, a Family Legacy Continues at NC State

Hushang Ghodrat started a legacy at NC State after fleeing Iran. As his daughter becomes a Wolfpack alumna, she's continuing their family legacy. 

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Dec 7, 2023

How a Failure to Understand Race Leads to Flawed Health Tech

A fundamental misunderstanding means the way many health devices are developed and tested can exacerbate racial health inequities. 

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Dec 1, 2023

To Help Autonomous Vehicles Make Moral Decisions, Researchers Ditch the ‘Trolley Problem’

The goal of the new research is to help autonomous vehicles make “good” decisions. 

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Nov 20, 2023

Why the COVID Pandemic Hit Non-White Americans the Hardest

There was a stark difference in the percentage of non-white Americans who died in the first year of the COVID pandemic compared to white Americans. A new book explains why. 

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Oct 24, 2023

Helping Companies Understand – and Respond to – Online Misinformation

When misinformation spreads on social media, there can be real consequences for both companies and the public. 

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Oct 19, 2023

N.C. Needed a Plan to Help Homeless Kids. Now It Has One.

There are more than 30,000 homeless infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children in North Carolina. A new action plan aims to bridge the gap between these children and the services that can help them. 

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Sep 27, 2023

State COVID-19 Websites Fail to Meet Accessibility Standards

Some members of the public, such as individuals who are blind or visually impaired, are not able to access all of the relevant information on the sites. 

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Sep 21, 2023

How Racism Shapes Black Motherhood in the U.S.

A new study underscores how being a Black mother in the U.S. involves navigating aspects of parenthood that are explicitly tied to dealing with racism. 

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Sep 20, 2023

Study: Most People Rely on Parents for Material Support Into Adulthood

A new study finds that two-thirds of U.S. adults rely on their parents for some form of material support into their early 40s.