Aug 29, 2016
‘Contested Tastes’ Shines Light on Politics of Foie Gras
NC State sociologist Michaela DeSoucey captures arguments for and against foie gras, why they matter and what they mean in "Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food" (Princeton University Press). Shining a light on multiple issues that comprise the charged debate, DeSoucey reveals the political systems and moral arguments that increasingly influence food and taste.
Aug 22, 2016 | Foreign Languages and Literatures News
Preserving the Spanish of Yucatan
For Foreign Languages and Literatures professor Jim Michnowicz Think and Do means, among other things, preserving linguistic diversity around the world, particularly Latin America.
Aug 16, 2016 | NC State News
From Competition to Exhibition: Arts in the Olympic Games
Gold medals for music? NC State communication professor Chris Ingraham writes about the Olympic history of arts competitions and how they were phased out.
Aug 10, 2016 | NC State News
Good Attitudes About Aging Help Seniors Handle Stress
New research from NC State psychologists finds that having a positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when faced with stressful situations.
Aug 1, 2016
Writers Make Top Sci-Fi, Fantasy List
Five writers from NC State’s MFA in Creative Writing Program are receiving recognition for their work in science fiction and fantasy. Editors of the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy series selected stories from one MFA student, three alumni and one faculty member to its latest list of notable stories.
Jul 25, 2016 | NC State News
Study: Young Adults Have Various Levels of ‘Independence’
New research from an NC State sociologist finds that the concept of being either dependent or independent doesn’t apply to almost half of young adults in the United States. Instead, the study finds that young adults can fall into any of four categories that span the spectrum from full independence to being wholly dependent on parents.
Jul 18, 2016
Through Textbook, NC State Lecturer Engages Spanish Learners Across U.S.
While her office is in Withers Hall, Spanish lecturer Susan Navey-Davis helps engage learners far beyond NC State’s campus. As a co-author of the highly-circulated textbook Plazas: Lugar de encuentros (Cengage Learning), Navey-Davis has a hand in growing higher education Spanish across the nation. Now in its fifth edition, the book is used at more than 50 colleges and universities.
Jul 14, 2016 | UNC-TV
Dan Bolger, Why We Lost
Author and retired Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, where he commanded troops and participated in meetings with top-level military and civilian players. General Bolger uses his unique perspective to assess these wars, from 9/11 to the final withdrawal from the region, and what we have learned from the experiences. Daniel Bolger, history, featured.
Jul 11, 2016
APA Honors Psychology Professor with Distinguished Research Award
Psychology professor Tom Hess will receive the American Psychological Association’s most prestigious award for research on adult development and aging.
Jul 1, 2016 | MarketWatch
Why North Carolina was Picked for First Joint Clinton-Obama Rally
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s choice of Charlotte, North Carolina, for her first campaign appearance with incumbent Barack Obama is a blend of confidence about the fall election and concern about the unpredictable nature of Republican challenger Donald Trump, experts said. Andrew Taylor, professor of political science, featured.