Giving Families a Voice in North Carolina’s Child Welfare System
NC State's Kara Allen-Eckard is helping lead an effort to better serve the most vulnerable among us in North Carolina: at-risk children and their families.
Student’s Documentary Captures ‘Common Link’ Between Us: Humanity
Laila Knio, a senior psychology major who is graduating in May, has completely maximized her four years at NC State. Between her responsibilities as a Park scholar, avid traveler and pre-med student, she managed to create an entire film. "The Common Link" is a 45-minute documentary that chronicles the tales of eight different Lebanese people.
Drawing from His Own Past, Student Aims to Help Others Fight Addiction
More than four years after arriving in Raleigh homeless and addicted to heroin, Jesse Bennett is clean. He’s married. He’s a father. He’s a college student. Pursuing a bachelor of social work at NC State, Bennett says his quest toward a diploma isn’t only about continuing his recovery. It’s about helping others.
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.
Twitter: A More Timely Way to Measure Neighborhood Trends?
Researchers have historically measured gentrification through the U.S. Census and other official tallies. However because the Census operates on a 10-year cycle, some changes may not be apparent in the data until long after they have occurred. NC State doctoral student Desiree Dighton thinks social media may provide a more timely observation of gentrification. On Twitter, for instance, she said the conversation is constant and ongoing.
Rupert Nacoste: Millennials Struggle With Romantic Relationships
Rupert Nacoste, a 2016 recipient of NC State's Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, reflects on the evolving nature of student relationships in a Q&A with the NC State Alumni Association.
Research Examines ‘SHtriking’ Sound Change in Raleigh
NC State graduate student Eric Wilbanks studies how sounds change in speech. In one of his latest projects, the M.A. in linguistics candidate honed in on (str) retraction, or when /s/ is spoken more like /sh/ in (str) clusters (e.g., “SHtreet”).
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.
Study Highlights Impact of ACA Medicaid Expansion on Uncompensated Care
More than six years after it was signed into law, the Affordable Care Act continues to prompt debate. Research from scholars like NC State doctoral student Susan Camilleri helps inform the policymakers who argue on both sides of the law.
Undergrad Pursues Mobile Eco App Research
After transferring to NC State in 2015, Tarang Malaviya says he was inspired to "seek solutions to current problems." So, that's what he did. Volunteering to assist a doctoral student with environmental communication research, Malaviya helped study how mobile phone applications can help the public make sustainable choices.