May 25, 2016

Retired Faculty Honored at Brunch

Retired Humanities and Social Sciences faculty reconnected and reminisced on May 19 at a brunch honoring their service to the college.

May 23, 2016 | Red and White for Life Alumni Blog

Rupert Nacoste: Millennials Struggle with Romantic Relationships

Rupert Nacoste, a 2016 recipient of NC State's Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, reflects on the evolving nature of student relationships in a Q&A with the NC State Alumni Association.

May 19, 2016 | NC State News

Study: Eye-Socket Condition Thought Extinct is Actually Widespread

Some forensic anthropologists thought the skull condition called cribra orbitalia (CO) was a thing of the past. However, new research from NC State and the University of the Witwatersrand finds that it not only still exists, but is fairly common in both North America and South Africa.

May 16, 2016 | NC State News

Study: Medicare Part D Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Blood Pressure Risk

Research from NC State's School of Public and International Affairs shows that implementation of Medicare Part D has increased the number of people taking their prescribed medications as directed — so-called “medication adherence” — and reduced the likelihood that newly covered beneficiaries develop high blood pressure.

May 12, 2016

Rescuing a Script from Extinction

After trending toward extinction for decades, Vietnam’s ancient script, Chữ Nôm, now has a healthier outlook.  With a few strokes on the keyboard, anyone with a computer can write in Nôm. The character 字, for instance, represents the Nôm word for “word.” NC State English professor John Balaban has helped lead many of the developments that kickstarted Nôm’s recovery, turning an endangered calligraphic way of writing into a preserved tradition.

May 12, 2016

Psychology Professor Serves on White House Team

Psychology professor Lori Foster was tapped to serve on the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, a multi-disciplinary group of experts that is helping federal agencies streamline access to their programs and improve how they communicate with constituents. President Obama has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to use behavioral science insights to better serve the American people.

May 12, 2016

The ‘Sex Talk’ Works

While it may make you cringe, having the “sex talk” with your kids works, according to new research led by psychology professor Laura Widman. After reviewing 30 years of studies from psychology and the medical field, Widman found that sexual communication with parents is one factor that can boost safer behavior among teens, including the use of condoms and contraception.

May 12, 2016

Putting People First

Anthropology professor Tim Wallace is helping the public more easily connect with micro-entrepreneurs, the smallest of small business owners who often serve not only as experts at their crafts but also as top-notch tour guides in their communities.

May 12, 2016

Navigating Social Drinking

Research led by an NC State communication professor highlights the many ways that former problem drinkers navigate social-drinking situations.

May 4, 2016 | Winston-Salem Journal

Gerrymandering Protects Legislators From HB2 Backlash

Even amidst the bombast of this presidential primary season, House Bill 2 continues to push North Carolina into the spotlight. Mark Nance, assistant professor of political science, featured.