As Technology Advances, How Do We Avoid Losing Touch With Our Values?
Jennifer Kuzma, distinguished professor of social sciences at NC State and a member of the Global Future Council on Technology, Values and Policy, explains why we need to approach technology development with our core values in mind, and how we draft policy to reflect those values.
Alumna Balances Environment with Economic Development at TVA
Navigating the mires of federal bureaucracy and the mountains and valleys of the southeastern United States is all in a day’s work for alumna Brenda Brickhouse, vice president of environment and energy policy at the TVA, or Tennessee Valley Authority.
Alum Takes Fight for Transgender Rights to Political Conventions
A public service spot urging legal protections for transgender Americans features NC State political science alumna Alaina Kupec. The TV ad is airing during the ongoing national political conventions.
Political Science Alum Works With Inner-City Students in Chicago
Since graduating from NC State, Miriam Kamya (Political Science '13) has gone on to tutor boys and coach girls’ track at a public high school in inner-city Chicago. She’s been a field organizer for a Democratic congressional campaign and an intern in the White House Visitors’ Office. Last spring, she joined the Big Shoulders Fund, which supports 82 Catholic schools in Chicago’s neediest neighborhoods, as events and service coordinator.
Why North Carolina was Picked for First Joint Clinton-Obama Rally
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s choice of Charlotte, North Carolina, for her first campaign appearance with incumbent Barack Obama is a blend of confidence about the fall election and concern about the unpredictable nature of Republican challenger Donald Trump, experts said. Andrew Taylor, professor of political science, featured.
Nonprofit Executive Turnover More Turbulent Than Previously Thought
Research from an NC State public administration professor finds that turnover among executive leaders at nonprofit organizations is often plagued by problems, with very few transitional periods mirroring the scenarios painted in the professional literature.
Study: Medicare Part D Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Blood Pressure Risk
Research from NC State's School of Public and International Affairs shows that implementation of Medicare Part D has increased the number of people taking their prescribed medications as directed — so-called “medication adherence” — and reduced the likelihood that newly covered beneficiaries develop high blood pressure.
Faculty Event Honors Scholars Who Think and Do
Humanities and Social Sciences honored its top scholars who Think and Do on April 27 at the college’s annual awards reception. Department heads from across the college joined Dean Jeff Braden in recognizing faculty for outstanding research, advising, teaching and extension service.
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.
Study: Claiming Social Security Earlier Can Put Your Spouse at Risk of Poverty
The point at which a family's primary wage earner claims Social Security can significantly affect whether that person’s spouse becomes impoverished in later life, according to a new study from NC State's School of Public and International Affairs.