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Faculty Feature: Dr. Jeffrey C Leiter

After 35 years of work at North Carolina State University, retiring Professor Jeffrey C. Leiter reflects on his career.


This is What Science Looks Like at NC State

NC State's research blog, the Abstract, has initiated a series of posts that highlight the diversity of researchers at our university. Featured CHASS faculty include a psychologist, an anthropologist, and a health communication researcher.


The Trials of the Cherokee Were Reflected In Their Skulls

NC State forensic anthropologist Ann Ross and other researchers have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people. The findings highlight the role of environmental factors in shaping our physical characteristics.


Sasha Newell Wins The Amaury Talbot Prize

Assistant Professor Sasha Newell's  2012 book The Modernity Bluff: Crime, Consumption, and Citizenship in Côte d’Ivoire (University of Chicago Press) recently won The Amaury Talbot Prize for the most valuable work relating to African anthropology in 2012. The award comes from the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, which is "the world's longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of [...]


This is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Ann Ross

Professor Ann Ross is featured in an ongoing series on The Abstract, the official blog of the NC State Newsroom. The series is entitled, "This is What Science Looks Like at NC State," and it introduces readers to the individuals involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research. Focusing on a discipline and practice often generalized by stereotypes, the [...]