Stories From Sep 2013

Sep 30, 2013 | Scientific American

The Man Who Makes Sea Level Rise Go Away

State planners cannot take future sea-level rise projections into account, thanks to a state law that citizen-activist. Tom Birkland, Public Administration, featured.

Sep 30, 2013 | Philanthropy Journal

Service learning’s ripple effect: Millennials and public service

Service learning has likely shaped Millennials' cultural attitudes and career inclinations, but it doesn't have to be a marker of our generation alone. Amber Smith completed the Masters in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management.

Sep 30, 2013 | News & Observer

NC State professor writes book about the science of working dogs

NC State professor writes latest book, “What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs.” Cat Warren, English, featured.

Sep 30, 2013 | Inside Higher Ed

Doing ‘Cluster Hiring’ Right

NC State defines a cluster hiring process that others can adapt and refine. Laura Severin, English, featured.

Sep 30, 2013

Nonprofit, International Studies Lead Grad to Address Global Women’s Health

CHASS alumna Tracy DiTucci (International Studies with a minor in Nonprofit Studies, '11) travels the world working with the nonprofit women's health organization, Ipas. Her studies provided her “with a framework for better understanding the unique role that nonprofits play in society and the different challenges and opportunities they face."

Sep 26, 2013

2013 Short Story Competition Seeks Entries

The 2013 NC State Short Story Contest, sponsored by the NC State University Creative Writing Program, seeks entrants for one of the largest free literary competitions in the South. But don't dilly dally. The postmark deadline for all entries is October 21.

Sep 25, 2013

NEH Internships Reinforce the Value of the Humanities

Bryan A. Hum (Poli Sci '13) and Micah Khater (Senior, History) spent the summer of 2013 as interns for the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. They learned about the importance of the humanities in society and worked on an array of projects for the organization.

Sep 24, 2013

Robot Builders Form Emotional Bond to Their Creations

Research led by an NC State doctoral student in psychology indicates that people who build robots form an emotional bond to their creations – though the bond is different from the sort of attachments people form with other people or pets.

Sep 17, 2013 | Carolina Journal

The Future of Partisan Politics in North Carolina

Two competing parties with distinctly different programmatic approaches may increase citizens' interest in state politics and provide them with meaningful and clear choices come election time. Andy Taylor, political science, featured.

Sep 17, 2013 | WRAL-TV

Republicans decry harsh rhetoric at ‘Moral Monday’ events

According to an NC State political scientist, giving attention to the Moral Mondayprotests shows the GOP is worried the demonstrations have become an “effective Democratic brand” that needs to be checked. Steve Greene, political science, featured.