Drug Use, Religion Explain ‘Reverse Gender Gap’ on Marijuana
Women tend to be more conservative than men on political questions related to marijuana. A recent study finds that this gender gap appears to be driven by religion and the fact that men are more likely to have used marijuana.
State Pension Plans Would Be Better Off Avoiding External Management Fees
Recent research finds state pension plans would be better off avoiding external asset managers when investing their assets – and would carry substantially smaller unfunded liabilities if they simply invested in a conventional index fund.
Study: Widely Used Nonprofit Efficiency Tool Doesn’t Work
The tool most often used to assess the efficiency of nonprofit organizations isn’t just inaccurate – it can actually be negatively correlated with efficiency.
5 Counties to Watch in North Carolina Politics
These five counties are particularly noteworthy for political observers interested in statewide North Carolina elections.
Collaborative Research Project Aims to Improve Child Welfare in NC
An interdisciplinary group of NC State researchers is helping improve the wellbeing of children across North Carolina.
Reduced Performance Triggers Turnover for Nonprofit Executives
Nonprofit organizations that have declining expenditures – an indication of reduced operations – are more likely to seek new leadership, according to a new study.
What Does Trump’s Climate Policy Mean for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals?
A new study tackles a big question: how much of an impact could Trump’s climate policies have?
Most State Pension Plans Paper Over Unfunded Liabilities
An analysis of state pension plans from across the country finds that the already troubling state of pension finances may be even worse than it first appears because many pension managers are making their plan’s financial condition look better by perpetually putting off payments.
Foreign Affairs Expert Offers Insight On Impact of U.S. Withdrawal From TPP
Reporters interested in learning more about what the TPP withdrawal may mean for international trade or U.S. foreign policy in Asia can contact Jessica C. Liao.
For Nonprofits, Even Non-Finance ‘Capacity Grants’ Stimulate Financial Growth
NC State research finds that so-called “capacity grants” lead to long-term financial growth for nonprofit organizations – regardless of what the grants are for.
Nat’l Experts at Hunt to Discuss Nuclear Safety
How does society balance the energy potential of nuclear technology against its safety and national security risks? NC State convenes an interdisciplinary panel of experts to tackle this complex topic.
Prof Briefs UN Security Council
NC State political science professor Mark Nance briefs the UN Security Council on weapons proliferation.
The Write Stuff
Ready to write for a general audience? Timothy Bent, executive editor at Oxford University Press, has advice for professors with a passion to publish.
Guantanamo Prosecutor to Speak Against Torture
A major figure in the international debate over the U.S. policy of using torture on its “war-on-terror” detainees will speak at NC State on Feb. 1.
Say ‘Gudday’ to Our Ambassador-in-Residence
The School of Public and International Affairs' new ambassador-in-residence program welcomes New Zealand's ambassador to the United Nations. The Bulletin sits down with Jim McLay while he spends a week on campus.