Stories From 2014

Dec 22, 2014

English alum’s many hats: chef, TV star, commencement speaker

Chef, restaurateur, TV star and NC State English alum Vivian Howard served up a great speech during NC State's winter graduation ceremonies.

Dec 18, 2014  |  Easy Reader

Anatomy of a Gamer

According to an NC State researcher, staying cognitively challenged is the key to retaining brain function as you get older. Jason Allaire, psychology, featured.

Dec 12, 2014

Semester in Spain Challenges, Inspires Undergrad

Senior Megan Hornbeck (Communication Media and Spanish Languages and Literatures) says studying abroad in Spain enhanced her cultural awareness, challenged her to navigate a new environment and shaped her goals.

Dec 11, 2014  |  Fast Company

6 Tactics Non-Drinkers Use To Navigate Boozy Holiday

New study suggests that non-drinkers can struggle spectacularly at work happenings when alcohol is the centerpiece. Non-drinkers often feel abstinence violates workplace norms. Lynsey Romo, communication, featured.

Dec 11, 2014  |  WUNC, WCQS

Movies on the Radio: Filmed in North Carolina

The State of Things host Frank Stasio talks with Marsha Gordon, film professor at NC State, and Laura Boyes, film curator at the NC Museum of Art, about favorite movies filmed in the Tarheel State. Marsha Gordon, English, featured.

Dec 10, 2014  |  Inside Higher Ed

Students Praise Male Professors

College students' assessments of their instructors' teaching ability is linked to whether they think those instructors are male or female. Lillian MacNell, sociology, featured.

Dec 10, 2014  |  NBC News

Online Instructors Rate Higher If Students Think They’re Men

NC State study suggests that students are biased against female instructors. Lillian MacNell, sociology, featured.

Dec 10, 2014

Preparing the Next Generation of Mental Health Workers

Too many young people are at risk for mental health and substance abuse issues. And not enough trained professionals are there to help them, especially in rural areas. With a $1.1M grant, NC State’s Department of Social Work is launching a new workforce program to recruit and train the next generation of mental health professionals who work with young adults.

Dec 9, 2014  |  The Root

As Black Men Keep Getting Killed, We’re Seeing the Limits …

We’ve seen too many instances where even courteous compliance isn’t enough when you’re faced with someone determined to see a threat that isn’t there. Blair L.M. Kelley, history, featured.

Dec 3, 2014  |  Time, Daily Mail

4 Health Excuses To Stay Sober At Your Holiday Party

To find out how non-drinkers handle boozy events, NC State researchers interviewed full-time workers who don’t drink alcohol. After analyzing their responses, the authors report that most non-drinkers feel like an outsider and felt like by not drinking, it was their job to put drinkers at ease. Lynsey Romo, Communication, featured.