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December Student of the Month

Ashley Shaw is a senior majoring in social work. A university ambassador, orientation counselor and Phi Alpha Honors Society member, Ashley has studied abroad in Guatemala and worked with groups that promote awareness about relationship violence. She looks forward to earning her master's of social work after graduation.


Austin Bath, Leader of the Pack

Meet the 2013 Leader of the Pack. Junior Austin Bath is a Park scholar, an aspiring physician and a human biology major. He takes his minor in Spanish very seriously, too.


Research Questions Longstanding Forensic ID Technique

A recent study from NC State forensic anthropologists found that even forensic experts have a hard time making a positive identification of human remains based on the shape of a person’s skull. Specifically, only 56 percent of forensic anthropology Ph.D.s (the bone experts) could correctly match two images of the same skull, based solely on the “cranial vault outline” of [...]


Community Service Drives CHASS Holiday Project

The CHASS dean's office got into the holiday spirit by organizing a community service project -- a friendly competition to support NC State's Feed the Pack food pantry. Dean Jeff Braden challenged other offices around campus to collect canned goods and other non-perishables. As an incentive, the dean promised that he and his staff would sing carols when they came to pick up the food and gift cards on December 16. Fa la la la la ...


Working Odd Shifts Can Hurt Parent/Child Relationships

Research from NC State's Department of Sociology and Anthropology indicates that working a job that doesn’t keep 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours can hurt the relationships between parents and adolescents, increasing the likelihood that children will engage in delinquent behaviors. In some circumstances, though, an unconventional work schedule can be a benefit for children.