Year in Review: Our Top Stories of 2017
It's been a busy year for the college. Take a look back at some of our top stories of 2017.
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.
Trump’s Ag Dept Reverses Course on Biotech Rules
Jennifer Kuzma, a social scientist who co-directs NC State's Genetic Engineering and Society Center, tells Science Magazine she is not surprised that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has withdrawn a plan to overhaul how it regulates biotechnology products such as genetically engineered crops.
Khayrallah Center Awards Khayrallah Prize to Lebanese Author
The Khayrallah Center is pleased to announce that Lebanese author Charif Majdalani is the recipient of the 2017 Khayrallah Prize.
NC State’s Virtual MLK Project Headed to Smithsonian
NC State's innovative Virtual Martin Luther King (vMLK) Project will be on display next month at the Smithsonian as part of a new festival highlighting innovative research.
Interactive Tool Offers Window Into History of Arab-Americans in NYC
Interactive, online tool allows scholars and the public to better understand the long history of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants to the United States.
NC State Group Pushing to Help Revamp NC’s Foster Care System
NC State's Center for Family and Community Engagement is helping revamp the state's child welfare system so that recipients of services have a voice. The state is establishing an advisory council of child welfare participants.
Giving Families a Voice in North Carolina’s Child Welfare System
NC State's Kara Allen-Eckard is helping lead an effort to better serve the most vulnerable among us in North Carolina: at-risk children and their families.
Building a Legacy
NC State alumna Clare Jordan founded the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity more than 25 years ago. She now supports an endowment that will benefit students who are completing nonprofit internships.
Mapping Early Syrian Immigrants in New York
Syrians have been immigrating to the United States since the 1880s. Using historical census data and open source mapping technology, NC State public history graduate students are researching the communities Syrians formed after landing in America.