Jul 27, 2016 | Red and White for Life Alumni Blog
Alum Bridges Language Differences in Des Moine Hospitals
A love for Spanish and desire to connect with others brought sociology and Spanish alum John Redlin to his current occupation as a Spanish language interpreter for major hospitals in Des Moines, Iowa.
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.
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.
Apr 21, 2016
Study Highlights Local Voices on Tourism Development in Guatemala
Some cities surrounding Guatemala's Lake Atitlán have greatly benefitted from tourism. Other towns haven’t seen the same rate of development. NC State graduate student Adriana Szabo spent eight weeks studying the uneven trend in San Pedro La Laguna, a town on the shore of Lake Atitlán. Her research, rooted in an analysis of ethnographic research she collected during her trip, raises up the voices of locals who want to change the tourism development model.
Mar 24, 2016 | NC State News
Forensic Researchers Set Standards for X-Ray Identification of Bodies
For the first time, forensic researchers have established science-based standards for identifying human remains based on X-rays of a person's spine, upper leg or side of the skull.
Feb 2, 2016 | NC State News
The Archaeology of Prehistoric Climate Change
NC State archaeology researchers are helping us understand how climate change affected prehistoric societies.
Nov 14, 2014
November Student of the Month
Spechel Wooten is a senior with majors in anthropology and criminology, and a minor in forensic science. She has interned with the Wake County Public Defender's Office, NC State Bureau of Investigation, and NC State's CSLEPS. She has worked on campus for University Housing and University Conference Services. She intends to apply to law school after graduation in December 2014.
Sep 24, 2014
Childhood Mentors Boost Career Success
New research from NC State's Department of Sociology and Anthropology finds that young people who have had mentors are more likely to find work early in their careers that gives them more responsibility and autonomy – ultimately putting them on a path to more financially and personally rewarding careers.
Sep 11, 2014
‘Family Meal’ Ideal Is Stressful, Impossible for Many Families
Magazines, television and other popular media increasingly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. But […]
May 7, 2014
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.