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Sep 30, 2021

New Training Program Aids Effort to Reduce Overdoses

An NC State specialist certificate program is helping paraprofessionals around the state tackle opioid-use disorder in their communities. 

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May 12, 2021

Wilson Returns a Winner

At NC State, Russell Wilson honed the athletic skills and commitment to service that would define his extraordinary life. The NFL superstar returns to Carter-Finley this week to speak at commencement. 

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Jan 26, 2021

SPIA Online Bachelor’s Powers Up in Rankings — Again

The annual ranking of online college programs by U.S. News brings good news for NC State's graduate programs in business, engineering, information technology and education. But the online bachelor's degree in public sector leadership gets the headlines. 

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May 15, 2020

Building Shakespeare’s Digital Legacy

NC State scholars will explore the power of digital archives in a groundbreaking partnership with the world's preeminent Shakespeare library. 

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Apr 3, 2020

Talking About How We Talk About the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

How are we thinking (and writing) about AI? And why does it matter? 

Mar 21, 2020

Langston Hughes – Domestic Pariah, International Superstar

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jason Miller, a professor of English at NC State. The post first appeared on The Conversation. This is part of our annual series that celebrates World Poetry Day. A leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, the inspiration behind Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” and an uncompromising voice for social… 

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Feb 20, 2020

Study Highlights New Strategies for Helping Children Process Negative Emotions

A recent study challenges some assumptions about children’s emotional capabilities and highlights the potential value of spending time outdoors to help children regulate their emotions. 

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Feb 12, 2020

Study Highlights Complexity of Public Responses to Corporate Crises

A new tool helps organizations respond to stakeholder concerns in the event of a crisis. 

Feb 11, 2020

In Memoriam: Tom Hester

English professor Tom Hester is remembered for his teaching, scholarship and passion for life. 

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Feb 4, 2020

Almost 10% of NC State Students Experienced Homelessness

A representative survey of undergraduate and graduate students at North Carolina State University finds that almost 10% of students experienced homelessness in the previous year. 

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Jan 3, 2020

Research Offers New Way to Assess an Organization’s Public Relations

New tool allows organizations to better measure and describe its relationships with stakeholders. 


Dec 16, 2019

Psychology Researchers Call for Changes to Better Address Racial Health Disparities

Researchers call for focus on race and health disparities. 

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Nov 14, 2019

A Largely Untapped Universe: Exploring Race in Nontheatrical Films

How films never destined for theaters can inform our understanding of race and culture in the U.S. 

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Nov 4, 2019

Study Highlights Fluid Sexual Orientation in Many Teens

Study: at least one in five teenagers reports some change in sexual orientation during adolescence. 

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Oct 22, 2019

Updating a Law That Shapes Your Tech

A fundamental law that helps govern user interface design is getting an update.