They Followed Their Dreams Across the World
In 2014, an NC State history professor’s small pilot project to chronicle the lives of Lebanese-Americans in North Carolina and the American South received a generous $8.1 million gift. With that support, the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies has become the only center in the world outside Lebanon dedicated to the study of the Lebanese diaspora.
Recipe for Success
Chef, restaurateur and TV star Vivian Howard can now add Distinguished Alumna to her long list of achievements.
The ‘Sex Talk’ Works
While it may make you cringe, having the “sex talk” with your kids works, according to new research led by psychology professor Laura Widman. After reviewing 30 years of studies from psychology and the medical field, Widman found that sexual communication with parents is one factor that can boost safer behavior among teens, including the use of condoms and contraception.
Putting People First
Anthropology professor Tim Wallace is helping the public more easily connect with micro-entrepreneurs, the smallest of small business owners who often serve not only as experts at their crafts but also as top-notch tour guides in their communities.
The Scoop on Dog Poop
When it comes to dog poop, everyone has an opinion. After studying attitudes on the topic, Clodagh Lyons-Bastian (M.S., Communication ’15) developed some informed opinions of her own.
Navigating Social Drinking
Research led by an NC State communication professor highlights the many ways that former problem drinkers navigate social-drinking situations.
PBS Selects Cherokee Film for National Run
PBS has selected First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee, a film produced by NC State’s North Carolina Language and Life Project, for national distribution to its member stations throughout 2016. A new American Indian broadband TV channel, Tribal TV, is also screening the film.