Mar 20, 2017 | NC State News
Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’
A new study from NC State and Campbell University finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called food deserts is limited financial resources.
Feb 27, 2017 | Sustainability News
Psychology Students Design Campus Composting Solution
As a project for a human factors psychology course, graduate students Jenna Darrah, Xing Huang and David Feltner researched, designed and tested a system to divert Talley Student Union’s estimated 34,000 pounds of annual paper towel waste from trash cans to compost bins.
Feb 8, 2017
Research Gives Social Work Student New Perspective
Katherine McCallister’s interest in social work is clear: “I want to help improve the communities I’m a part of,” she says. Through undergraduate research at NC State, she is able to do just that.
Feb 7, 2017 | Psychology Today
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.
Jan 25, 2017 | NC State News
Study IDs Key Indicators Linking Violence, Mental Illness
New research finds that a host of factors are associated with adults with mental illness becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. The work highlights the importance of interventions to treat mental-health problems in order to reduce community violence and instances of mental-health crises.
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 6, 2016 | NC State News
For Nonprofits, Even Non-Finance ‘Capacity Grants’ Stimulate Financial Growth
NC State research finds that so-called "capacity grants" lead to long-term financial growth for nonprofit organizations — regardless of what the grants are for.
Dec 5, 2016 | NC State News
Study: NC Coastal Officials Avoid Climate Planning Until They See Damage
A recent study finds that local officials in coastal North Carolina are unlikely to plan for the effects of climate change until they perceive a threat to their specific communities.
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 11, 2016
Aging and The Environment
The environment plays a critical role in healthy aging. Come learn about research being done at NC State and resources available in the community that promote the healthy aging of older adults. This free event is hosted by NC State University, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of Psychology and the Daily Well-Being in Adulthood Lab.