Oct 27, 2016 | NC State News
Moms More Likely Than Dads to Favor Diverse, Neighborhood Schools
In the first empirical study on gender and school assignment, NC State researchers find that mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and so-called neighborhood schools. The study also finds that mothers are more likely to be concerned about challenges, dangers and uncertainty related to school assignments.
Oct 23, 2016 | News and Observer
Moms More Likely Than Dads to Favor Diversity and Neighborhood Schools
Mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and neighborhood schools, according to a new study on gender and school assignment conducted by N.C. State University. The study also found that mothers are more likely to be concerned about challenges, danger and uncertainties of school assignments. And they were more fearful that a school reassignment would negatively affect their child’s learning or friendships. Toby Parcel, sociology, and Andy Taylor, political science, featured.
Feb 10, 2016
NC State Backs Effort to Advance Research on Women, Girls of Color
By joining the Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research, the university has committed to supporting its existing research about women and girls of color while also developing new opportunities for scholarly inquiry.
Jan 20, 2016 | NC State News
Racial Makeup of Labor Markets Affects Who Gets Job Leads
Research from NC State's Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Rice University finds that the racial composition of a labor market plays a significant role in whether workers find out about job leads -- regardless of the race of the worker.
Dec 18, 2015
December Student of the Month
Justin Lo is a sophomore majoring in political science. A Chancellor's Leadership Scholar, Justin has held several internships, is active in campus groups and sings in gospel choirs. He plans to study abroad at the University of Seoul in Spring 2016, and envisions a career in law.
Oct 2, 2015
Opening the door for underrepresented students to study abroad
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is launching a pilot program aimed at encouraging underrepresented student groups to study abroad. Through information sessions and Travel Scholar grants, the college hopes to show students how study abroad can augment their education and expose any misconceptions that may be holding them back.
Sep 14, 2015
Researchers Aim to Understand What Drives School Diversity or Resegregation
Why are some school districts able to maintain economic diversity in their schools, while others have become effectively resegregated in recent decades? That’s a question being explored by a team of researchers led by NC State University under a two-year, $482,000 collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation.