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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.