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.
College Celebrates Its Outstanding Faculty
NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences honored our top scholars, advisers and teachers earlier this fall during a reception for new and returning faculty and staff. Here are some of the faculty who were recognized, and the awards they received.
Changing the Landscape of Graduate Education
Problems related to food, energy and water are becoming increasingly complex. NC State is taking a new approach to prepare the scientists who will solve them.
New Personality Test is Faster – and Tougher to Trick
Psychology researchers have developed a new personality test that is both faster to take and much harder to manipulate by those attempting to control the outcome.
Proposal Seeks to Improve Assessment of Drug Risks
In a new paper, philosophy professor Veljko Dubljevic proposes a suite of changes to overhaul the Multi-Criteria Drug Harm Scale, which informs drug policies across Europe.
New Faculty Join Humanities and Social Sciences
NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes four new tenured or tenure-track faculty to its ranks in 2018. Their scholarship and research interests range from Chinese socio-cultural history to moral and social development in inter-group contexts and refugee and immigrant communities.
Sarah Desmarais Named Director of NC State’s Center for Family and Community Engagement
Sarah Desmarais has been named director of NC State's Center for Family and Community Engagement.
Researchers Use ‘League of Legends’ to Gain Insights Into Mental Models
Psychology researchers have used the game "League of Legends" to advance our understanding of how people build "mental models" — the mental tools that allow people to make use of complex systems.
6 Expressions Say it All: Language Variation in the Tar Heel State
NC State linguist Walt Wolfram discusses six expressions that highlight North Carolina’s unique language tradition.
Study: Prospective Teachers More Likely to View Black Faces Than White Faces as Angry
A preliminary study of prospective teachers finds that they are more likely to view the face of Black adults as angry compared to the faces of White adults.