6 Must-See 21st Century Documentaries About Life in North Carolina
Six memorable documentaries, released within the past 20 years, that capture the spirit of NC.
Perceived Socioeconomic Status Can Affect How Old We Feel
A recent study finds that how older adults perceive their socioeconomic status influences how old they feel and their attitudes toward aging.
Researchers Use ‘League of Legends’ to Gain Insights Into Mental Models
Psychology researchers have used the game League of Legends to advance our understanding of how people build “mental models” – the mental tools that allow people to make use of complex systems.
Study Links Parental Support and Career Success of Children
A recent study finds young people who get financial support from their parents have greater professional success, highlighting one way social inequality is transmitted across generations.
Fascination and Delight: Q&A With Marsha Gordon, Co-Director of ‘Rendered Small’
How a film studies professor made a documentary about the smallest town in North Carolina.
Age Affects How We Predict and Respond to Stress at Home
A recent study finds older adults are better than younger adults at anticipating stressful events at home – but not as good at using those predictions to reduce the adverse impacts of the stress.
How Memes Use Humor to Discredit African-American English
A recent study finds video memes can use humor to contribute to – and reinforce – negative views of black culture.
How Mediation Training Could Promote Student Resilience, Well-Being
Universities are searching for ways to help their students. Mediating training may be part of the answer.
Concert Marks 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Death
The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra, a program of NC State’s Department of Music, will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by performing an evening of music by African-American composers in Stewart Theatre. The concert will include the world premiere of Sinfonietta of Dreams, a piece specially commissioned for this event.
Langston Hughes’ Hidden Influence on MLK
Learn more about poet Langston Hughes' influence on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a guest post from NC State's Jason Miller, a noted Hughes scholar.
Wrestler Macchiavello Savors National Title
NC State’s Mike Macchiavello scores a surprise victory in the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, leading the Wolfpack to a fourth-place finish in team competition and becoming the first N.C. native in more than three decades to win an individual national wrestling title.
Attica Uprising Is Focus of History Weekend
Historian Heather Thompson discusses the 1971 Attica prison uprising as the featured speaker at this year’s History Weekend.
Students Report Food, Housing Insecurity
NC State becomes one of the first universities in the country to survey its student population on hunger and homelessness. The findings could lead to the expansion of student support programs on campus.
Study Tackles Neuroscience Claims to Have Disproved ‘Free Will’
Some researchers have argued neuroscience studies prove that free will is an illusion. But a new analysis of these studies shows that many contained methodological inconsistencies and conflicting results.
Contest for the Well Versed
Candy is dandy, but the NC State Poetry Contest is good, too. Enter up to three poems by Monday for a chance to win recognition and even some cash.