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Jan 3, 2018  |  Kyodo News

NC State Religious Scholar Casts Light on Soka Gakkai

NC State Religious Studies Prof Levi McLaughlin provides insights into Japan's recent elections, its largest active religion — Soka Gakkai — and the political party affiliated with the group, Komieto.

Jan 2, 2018  |  Daily Beast

‘Extreme Vetting’ of Muslims Occurred Before Trump

Federal agents have long monitored some would-be immigrants' social media activity. A study led by NC State psychologist Sarah Desmarais shows there's almost no research on what distinguishes potential terrorists.

Jan 2, 2018  |  Washington Post

The Five Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of 2017

The Washington Post has included NC State professor John Kessel's latest novel — The Moon and the Other — among its top five science fiction picks for 2017.

Dec 26, 2017  |  The Globe and Mail

Big Labor Sees Growth Potential in California’s Marijuana Fields

NC State labor history professor David Zonderman says thousands of legal marijuana workers could reinvigorate union membership.

Dec 14, 2017  |  U.S. News & World Report

Party Tips for Teetotalers

Many non-drinkers have developed strategies to avoid drawing attention to themselves when the liquor is flowing, according to research by Prof. Lynsey Romo (Communication) at NC State.

Dec 11, 2017  |  The New Arab

Lebanese Expats Can Now Vote From Abroad, So What’s Stopping Them?

Lebanese citizens living abroad can now vote in the country's parliamentary elections, but the response so far has been mixed. Akram Khater, director of the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at NC State, provides perspective.

Dec 7, 2017  |  Web India

Online Health Programs May Improve Sexual Health Among Female Teens

A 45-minute online sexual health program may improve the ability of teenage girls to become confident and effectively communicate about safe sex, a recent study suggests. Lead author and NC State psychology professor Laura Widman said the ability to talk about sexual health with a partner is one of the strongest predictors of whether a couple will engage in safer sex.

Dec 6, 2017  |  WUNC-FM

The Magic Of Animation: Movies On The Radio

NC State film professor Marsha Gordon discusses our favorite animated movies with Movies on the Radio host Frank Stasio and Laura Boyes, film curator at the NC Museum of Art.

Nov 28, 2017  |  News and Observer

Raleigh Hearings on NC’s Role in CIA Torture

NC State political scientist Michael Struett served on a panel of experts during the NC Commission of Inquiry on Torture's public hearings.

Nov 26, 2017  |  Washington Post

How The U.S. Aided Robert Mugabe’s Rise

In this Washington Post op ed, NC State historian Nancy Mitchell says Cold War politics empowered democracy — and dictatorship.