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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.