Forging a Path to Follow
Drawing from her own past, alumna Sharita Whitaker (B.A. Communication, summa cum laude 2007) works to open doors for minorities in North Carolina’s legal community. She also chairs the NC Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee, through which she's introducing African American, Latino, Asian and other minority students to the legal profession and showing them how they can make a difference.
Sexting Not a Health Risk, Study Shows
Engaging in sexting doesn't say anything about someone's other sexual activity, according to NC State Department of Communication researchers Kami Kosenko and Andy Binder. It doesn't indicate the number of partners someone might have, whether or not they'll use protection, or even if they'll have sex at all, the study shows.
How Google Street View Became Fertile Ground for Artists
Google Street View has provided fodder for artists of all stripes, inspiring a range of creative works that include photographic curation, music videos and impromptu performances. NC State Assistant Professor of Communication Chris Ingraham asks, "What exactly is it about Google Street View that makes it so appealing to creative types?"
The Academic Minute: Thin Stigma
Are your friends keeping you overweight? NC State University's Lynsey Romo, assistant professor of communication, discusses how wanting to fit in at mealtime could lead to gaining back all that weight you just lost.
How Celebrities’ ‘Golden Glow’ Shines on Public Health
They're not doctors, but celebrities can impact public health, for better or worse. Kami Kosenko, an associate professor of health communication at NC State University, says actress Angelina Jolie's 2013 announcement of a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer had a positive influence on public health, despite possibly influencing an uptick in unnecessary genetic testing.
Is Someone Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals?
A new study by an NC State professor explores how to sidestep "lean stigma" while losing weight. Lynsey Romo, Communication, featured.
Experiencing King Weekend Features Unique Performances, Exhibits
Incorporating stage drama, documentary film, audio archives, contemporary art and immersive technologies, Experiencing King at NC State celebrates the civil rights vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as it played out in North Carolina — the subject of innovative digital humanities research by NC State professors Dr. Jason Miller and Dr. Victoria J. Gallagher.
From Competition to Exhibition: Arts in the Olympic Games
Gold medals for music? NC State communication professor Chris Ingraham writes about the Olympic history of arts competitions and how they were phased out.
Study: ‘Emotional Labor’ Can Take a Toll on Student-Athletes
The “emotional labor” required of collegiate student-athletes can leave them feeling powerless, frustrated and nervous, according to a new study from NC State's Department of Communication.
Social Media Posts May Help ID Students at Risk for Alcohol Problems
Research finds that having an "alcohol identity" puts college students at greater risk of having drinking problems — and that posting about alcohol use on social media sites is actually a stronger predictor of alcohol problems than having a drink.