Aug 30, 2017
Parcel Appointed Program Director at NSF
Toby Parcel, professor of sociology at NC State, will serve as a program director with the National Science Foundation. Her appointment is part of NSF’s rotating program director initiative through which university faculty work at the federal agency for one or two years.
Jun 30, 2017 | BYU Radio
Ghosts of Twitter Past Haunt Job Seekers
Hiring managers are turning to social media more and more as they evaluate job applicants. But without any clear guidelines on when and how such techniques are okay, there are a lot of gray area. Steve McDonald, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program of Sociology at NC State, featured.
May 17, 2017 | NC State News
Report: Increasing Monetary Penalties in Justice System May Cost Taxpayers
Monetary sanctions designed to help fund the justice system may actually cost state and local governments more than they bring in.
May 5, 2017
How Risky Are Today’s Student Loans?
Curious about how risky today’s student loans are — and who is most likely to use them — sociology doctoral student Hannah McQueen created her own measure to study a nationally-representative sample of student loan records.
May 1, 2017
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.
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.
Nov 28, 2016 | NC State News
Parenting Influences Childhood Cognition – But Public Policy Can Help
In a study of factors that influence childhood cognition in the United States and Great Britain, researchers from NC State and California State University, Northridge find that the role of parents is more important than far-reaching public policies — but that public policies can make a difference.
Aug 29, 2016
‘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.
Aug 24, 2016 | University Sustainability
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.
Aug 16, 2016 | WalletHub
2016’s States With the Biggest Bullying Problems
In the next seven minutes, a child in the U.S. will be bullied. WalletHub’s analysts measured the prevalence and prevention of bullying in 45 states and the District of Columbia to help bring awareness to the harmful effects of such pervasive violence not only to America’s young people but also to society as a whole.Monica Bixby, sociology Ph.D. candidate and instructor, featured.