Stories From 2018

Nov 9, 2018  |  English

NC State’s Walt Wolfram Receives UNC System’s Holshouser Award

For his work toward "improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians," William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor Walt Wolfram has been honored with the 2018 Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service.

Nov 7, 2018  |  New York Times

In the News: How Political Ideology Influences Charitable Giving

How does political ideology affect charitable giving? New research from NC State public administration prof Rich Clerkin and colleagues finds philanthropy in the U.S. remains just as polarized as everything else. Clerkin directs NC State's Institute for Nonprofits.

Oct 26, 2018  |  The Conversation

In the News: First-Generation College Students Earn Less Than Grads Whose Parents Went to College

NC State sociologist Anna Manzoni and Duke sociologist Jessi Streib's research shows that first-generation college students earn substantially less 10 years after graduation than college graduates whose parents went to college.

Oct 23, 2018

Student Spotlight: Harrison Payne

Meet NC State student Harrison Payne, a senior triple majoring in philosophy, physics and mathematics. He's in the philosophy honors program, and has done research in the department for two years. He intends to pursue a doctoral degree in philosophy, specializing in the philosophy of physics.

Oct 15, 2018

My NC State Story: Katherine Aiello Bridges (Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies ’11)

With degrees in psychology and interdisciplinary studies, therapist Katherine Bridges says she can meet her clients where they are, whether through traditional counseling, or by incorporating expressive art therapies.

Oct 8, 2018

Reporting for (Hurricane) Duty: Student Directs NC County’s Emergency Communications

For NC State student Brandy Osborne, the damaging effects of Hurricane Florence have posed challenges at work and at home.

Oct 5, 2018

My NC State Story: Lauren Pressley (Communication ’02; Philosophy ’03)

Lauren Pressley says her social sciences and humanities degrees gave her "an appreciation for nuance, logic and the complex systems of knowledge production" — and for using the library.

Oct 3, 2018  |  NC State News

Study: Widely Used Nonprofit Efficiency Tool Doesn’t Work

Research from NC State public administration scholars finds that the tool most often used to assess the efficiency of nonprofit organizations isn’t just inaccurate – it can actually be negatively correlated with efficiency.

Oct 1, 2018

My NC State Story: Matt Starr (Communication ’16)

Matt Starr says that at NC State, he found a purpose, and found his voice. He published his first book in 2018.

Sep 26, 2018  |  Wired

In the News: Here’s the Plan to End Malaria with CRISPR-Edited Mosquitoes

In this Wired article, Jennifer Kuzma, co-director of NC State's Genetic Engineering and Society Center, and others discuss the uncharted territory of genetically engineering mosquitoes to prevent disease.