Stories From Apr 2014

Apr 30, 2014 | NewsOK

How Oklahoma’s execution drugs work

According to pharmacologist and NC State English professor David Kroll, the three drugs used in a botched execution of convicted killer Clayton Derrell Lockett likely did not perform as intended. David Kroll, English, featured.

Apr 30, 2014

People Pay More Attention to the Upper Half of Field of Vision

A new study from NC State University and the University of Toronto finds that people pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision. NC State psychology researcher Jing Feng, lead author of a paper on the work, says the finding could have ramifications for everything from traffic signs to software interface design.

Apr 29, 2014 | Medical News Today, Science Codex, Newsroom America, Newswise, Eureka! Science News,, Examiner,com

Study highlights importance of parents talking to kids about money

New study finds that parents should make an effort to talk with their children about money. Lynsey Romo, communication, featured.

Apr 28, 2014 | News & Observer

An NCSU professor’s ‘Jeopardy!’ experience

NC State professor shares his experience on Jeopardy! Bob Kochersberger, English, featured.

Apr 28, 2014

The Trials of the Cherokee Were Reflected In Their Skulls

NC State forensic anthropologist Ann Ross and other researchers have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people. The findings highlight the role of environmental factors in shaping our physical characteristics.

Apr 25, 2014

English Prof is a Contender on Jeopardy!

Journalism professor Bob Kochersberger has wanted to compete on Jeopardy! for years. He's taken the annual online qualifying exam each January for years. He finally got the chance to answer statements with questions on a nationally televised game show. Read his first-hand account. And watch him compete on April 28!

Apr 24, 2014

Study Abroad Builds Skills, Understanding, Confidence

Tara Di Cassio, a senior in International Studies, spent two months studying in Amman, Jordan, expanding her Arabic language skills and knowledge of the Middle East.

Apr 23, 2014 | ABC-11

Fort Bragg sex assault reporting increases as help center opens

For more than a year, NC State professor has been working with Fort Bragg leaders on military sex assault research. Sarah Stein, communication, featured.

Apr 23, 2014 | News & Observer

Former Democratic Party director named interim leader at St. Aug’s

Everett Ward, who became interim president of St. Augustine's University Wednesday, pledged to help put his alma mater on firm financial footing and restore faith among its students, alumni and faculty. He has a master's degree from NC State.

Apr 23, 2014

Domestic Abuse Linked to Mental Health Problems in New Moms

A new study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers. The research also found that specific types of abuse are associated with specific mental health problems. Sarah Desmarais, an assistant professor of psychology at NC State, is the lead author of a paper on the work.