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.
NC State Social and Behavioral Health Research Group Meeting
Dr. Michelle VanDellen, an assistant professor in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences program at the University of Georgia, will give a talk entitled, "The Challenge of Self-Deception in Goal Pursuit."
Anthropology Club Meeting
Please join us for the first meeting of the Anthropology Club. Come meet new people and help us plan another great year!
‘Contested Tastes’ Shines Light on Politics of Foie Gras
NC State sociologist Michaela DeSoucey captures arguments for and against foie gras, why they matter and what they mean in "Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food" (Princeton University Press). Shining a light on multiple issues that comprise the charged debate, DeSoucey reveals the political systems and moral arguments that increasingly influence food and taste.
NC State Social and Behavioral Health Research Group Semester Kick-Off Meeting
Join us for networking and a preview of semester events.
Alum’s Pack2Pack Project Connects Those in Need with Household Goods
An alumna's sustainability project is helping connect hundreds of students with lightly used furniture and household items.
Alum Bridges Language Differences in Des Moines Hospitals
A love for Spanish and desire to connect with others brought sociology and Spanish alum John Redlin to his current occupation as a Spanish language interpreter for major hospitals in Des Moines, Iowa.
Study: Young Adults Have Various Levels of ‘Independence’
New research from an NC State sociologist finds that the concept of being either dependent or independent doesn’t apply to almost half of young adults in the United States. Instead, the study finds that young adults can fall into any of four categories that span the spectrum from full independence to being wholly dependent on parents.
Study: Eye-Socket Condition Thought Extinct is Actually Widespread
Some forensic anthropologists thought the skull condition called cribra orbitalia (CO) was a thing of the past. However, new research from NC State and the University of the Witwatersrand finds that it not only still exists, but is fairly common in both North America and South Africa.
Study Highlights Local Voices on Tourism Development in Guatemala
Some cities surrounding Guatemala's Lake Atitlán have greatly benefitted from tourism. Other towns haven’t seen the same rate of development. NC State graduate student Adriana Szabo spent eight weeks studying the uneven trend in San Pedro La Laguna, a town on the shore of Lake Atitlán. Her research, rooted in an analysis of ethnographic research she collected during her trip, raises up the voices of locals who want to change the tourism development model.