The Brave New World of Social Media Screening for New Hires
As social media has proliferated, employers have increasingly been using online information to evaluate job candidates. Steve McDonald, an associate professor of sociology at NC State who studies social networks and labor markets, takes a look at the practice and potential problems of social media as a new employee evaluation tool.
Poet Profile: Dorianne Laux
The Writer's Almanac discusses life, doughnuts, and poetry with NC State poet and professor Dorianne Laux.
The U.S. Regulations for Biotechnology Are Woefully Out of Date
The chronic challenge with biotechnology regulation is that it can’t keep up with the fast pace of innovation. Jennifer Kuzma, distinguished professor of public and international affairs and co-director of NC State's Genetic Engineering and Society Center, featured.
Movies On The Radio: Dystopian Films
WUNC's host Frank Stasio talks with expert Marsha Gordon, film professor at NC State, about how dystopian art emerges from societal reaction to politics and government.
Simulating Migration Crises, Rogue Vessels, Ebola Outbreaks at the Libraries
“Winter Is Coming,” a two-day energy and security simulation training exercise for 50 Triangle-area university students interested in careers with intelligence agencies, recreated the kinds of situation rooms that a National Security Advisor runs in cases of a high-level security emergency—all in the safety of the Hunt Library’s visualization and collaboration spaces.
Roy Cooper’s First 100 Days: Promises, Lawsuits and Budget Proposals
NC State professor of political science Andy Taylor weighs in on Gov. Roy Cooper's progress thus far. While the governor is making progress, there are still hurdles in the way of the goals Cooper outlined in his campaign for education issues, taxes and HB2.
How to Mourn a Space Robot
Doug Gillan, a psychology professor at North Carolina State University who studies human interaction with technology, makes sense of the emotion surrounding NASA's Cassini probe. The probe is ending its 13-year mission to Saturn, triggering a wave of grief among scientists, engineers and an adoring public.
Mark Meadows Has Taken Chances in Rapid Rise to Power
Political science professor Andrew Taylor weighs in on Mark Meadows' rise to power and the possible consequences for his career.
‘Bathroom Bill’ Repeal: North Carolina Seeks to Move on After Very Long Year
NC State political scientist Steve Greene talks about the state's identity in the wake of the repeal of HB2. Does the compromise bill go far enough to lure back companies concerned about discrimination?
Q&A With NC State Professor Anna Bigelow on Controversial Homeland Security Grant
Anna Bigelow, an NC State University professor of religious studies with a specialization in Islam, discusses a grant to UNC from the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism program. The grant will “fund a project to create a series of sophisticated videos and other materials to counteract jihadist propaganda that targets young people,” according to a February press release from UNC.