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Sep 13, 2023

How Education, Work and Motherhood Shape Women’s Life ‘Pathways’

The researchers found seven “pathways” that illustrate the way major life events can have long-term ripple effects for women. 

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Aug 29, 2023

Potential Employers View Job Candidates Differently If They Post Online About Mental Health

A new study finds mental health disclosures can affect the way potential employers view job applicants. 

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Aug 22, 2023

Police Involvement May Hamstring Overdose Outreach Efforts

The study raises concerns that law enforcement’s involvement in post-overdose outreach efforts may undermine their effectiveness. 

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Aug 9, 2023

From the Brickyard to Baku

NC State’s Global Training Initiative partners with organizations, businesses and government agencies, recently stretching to the far edge of Eastern Europe. 

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Jul 20, 2023

How Partisan Politics Could Help Public Health

Study suggests partisan politics can be used to encourage the public to get vaccinated. 

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Jun 20, 2023

How to Tackle Conflict in the Workplace

Research can help address conflicts in a way that helps the bottom line and improves workplace culture. 

Jun 5, 2023

Another Day in the White House

Andrew Bates was willing and ready to drop out of NC State so he could live the dream of anyone who has ever volunteered for a political campaign: a full-time job in the White House. Before Bates could drop out, however, he received a crucial piece of advice from White House Chief Communications Officer Dan Pfeiffer,… 

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Jun 5, 2023

Linguistic Research Team Preserves Local Dialects and Culture

Linguists at NC State are studying language evolution in Chatham County, a historically rural area that's on the fast track for significant growth. 

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Apr 28, 2023

The Future Is Now: Wrestling with Ethics, Policy and Brain-Computer Interfaces

Devices that allow computers to interface with the human brain are already here. As these technologies become more widespread, so do questions related to ethics and policy. 

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Apr 21, 2023

What Makes Someone Likely to Be a First-Gen College Grad? Money.

The study highlights the challenges facing young people who want to attend college, as well as how difficult it is for individuals to move up the socioeconomic ladder. 

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Mar 27, 2023

How Is AI Changing the Way We Write and Create?

Three experts offer insights on plagiarism, AI literacy, and the technology’s societal and ethical ramifications. 

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Mar 22, 2023

Worrying About Election Stress Can Harm Your Health – Here’s What You Can Do About It

The study found anticipating stress related to elections causes adverse physical health effects. However, it also found there is something people can do to mitigate those negative effects. 

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Mar 21, 2023

Leafing Through History: Mining DNA Clues From Centuries-Old Manuscripts

Modern scientific techniques are helping scholars learn new things from parchments that are up to 1,300 years old. 

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Mar 21, 2023

Study Highlights Complicated Relationship Between AI and Law Enforcement

The study underscores the need for law enforcement officers to better understand the limitations and ethical challenges of AI technologies. 

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Mar 6, 2023

COVID Fears and Long-Term Planning Play Key Roles in Vaccine Hesitancy

A key variable in vaccine hesitancy is a psychological trait called proactive coping, which refers to a person’s tendency to think about and plan for the future.