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Aug 30, 2017

Parcel Appointed Program Director at NSF

Toby Parcel, professor of sociology at NC State, will serve as a program director with the National Science Foundation. Her appointment is part of NSF’s rotating program director initiative through which university faculty work at the federal agency for one or two years.

Feb 22, 2017

Celebrating the Extraordinary: Honoring Our Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship recipients got to meet the donors who make their awards possible at the college's annual luncheon honoring both groups on Feb. 16.

Jan 11, 2017

Researchers Study How to Improve Mental Health Conditions at County Jail

Through a partnership with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, NC State researchers are studying how to improve mental health conditions at the county jail. The project, which supports Wake County’s participation in the White House’s Data-Driven Justice Initiative, aims to help the jail operate more efficiently, but also improve the care and outcomes of those with mental health problems.

Dec 1, 2016

The Year in Pictures: Humanities and Social Sciences in 2016

Take a look back at some of our favorite stories (and photos) of the year.

Nov 21, 2016

Curiosity, Commitment Define Couple’s Marriage — and Their Philanthropy

Enthusiastic to share what they’ve learned with others, Charlie and Marty Coe have thrived as educators — Charlie as a public administration professor at NC State and Marty as a high school world history instructor. Now retired, the couple wants to ensure that other scholars have the appropriate resources to continue creating and sharing knowledge.

Sep 21, 2016

Army Honors Professor for Service at Language Training Center

For the past four years, professor Ruth Gross has been instrumental to NC State's Language Training Center, a program designed to help special forces soldiers grow their understanding of languages they’ll encounter in the field. For her service, the Department of the Army recently awarded Gross the Commander’s Award for Public Service.

Aug 10, 2016 | NC State News

Good Attitudes About Aging Help Seniors Handle Stress

New research from NC State psychologists finds that having a positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when faced with stressful situations.

Apr 18, 2016

Undergrad Pursues Mobile Eco App Research

After transferring to NC State in 2015, Tarang Malaviya says he was inspired to "seek solutions to current problems." So, that's what he did. Volunteering to assist a doctoral student with environmental communication research, Malaviya helped study how mobile phone applications can help the public make sustainable choices.

Apr 12, 2016

Colloquium Highlights Secrecy, Intelligence

Researchers who study intelligence often face methodological and conceptual challenges associated with the secret nature of the field. Next week, members of the academic and intelligence communities will come together at NC State to discuss how to overcome those barriers.

Dec 10, 2015

Psychologists ask: What motivates older adults to stay active?

As we age, it can be harder to do what’s good for the mind. While research shows that regularly exercising the brain, for instance, can help older adults mitigate normal declines in cognition, that effort comes with costs — such as mental fatigue — that typically increase as we get older. Psychologists at NC State University want to know how those increased costs affect our motivation to engage in cognitively-rewarding tasks.