Anthropology Major Spends Summer at NYC’s American Museum of Natural History
Working as a summer anthropology intern at the American Museum of Natural History, NC State anthropology major Colin Gravelle has researched and written about some unique objects.
Research seeks answers to black lung resurgence
For some, the words “black lung” may stir thoughts of an antiquated disease. However, after cases among miners dropped from nearly 30 percent to 3 percent between 1969 and 1999, recent research shows that trend reversing in central Appalachia. NC State doctoral student Aysha Bodenhamer aims to find out what’s led to the resurgence and what miners, their families and the industry are doing about it.
Dean’s Scholar program expands
Aspiring to be osteoarchaeologists, federal prosecutors and museum curators, the latest cohort of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Scholars have big plans for the future. Thanks to contributions from college donors, the seven recipients of this year’s Dean’s Scholar Award can also plan on being something else — experiential learners.
Student Researches Electronic Music Subcultures, Immigrant Treatment
The subculture of electronic dance music. How immigrants are represented in national media. Undergraduate Shelby Coury (sociology and anthropology) says the research she’s conducted in these disparate areas has been challenging, eye-opening, and hugely beneficial. She has gained experience, knowledge and confidence in her abilities as a researcher.
November Student of the Month
Spechel Wooten is a senior with majors in anthropology and criminology, and a minor in forensic science. She has interned with the Wake County Public Defender's Office, NC State Bureau of Investigation, and NC State's CSLEPS. She has worked on campus for University Housing and University Conference Services. She intends to apply to law school after graduation in December 2014.
Conducting Defining Research: A Defining Experience for Undergrads
Creating new knowledge. It's one of the big benefits of studying at a research-intensive university like NC State. And conducting important research is not reserved for faculty and graduate students; we encourage undergrads to conduct research, too. Check out this video -- made by students in Advanced Digital Video -- to learn about three such undergraduate research projects.
Student Helps Toilet Startup
Communication and sociology double major Sarah Nilson interns with a startup whose tagline is "Help the world, one toilet at a time." Find out why she's proud to perch atop the Dungaroo.
Working Odd Shifts Can Hurt Parent/Child Relationships
Research from NC State's Department of Sociology and Anthropology indicates that working a job that doesn’t keep 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours can hurt the relationships between parents and adolescents, increasing the likelihood that children will engage in delinquent behaviors. In some circumstances, though, an unconventional work schedule can be a benefit for children.
CHASS 101 Opens Doors and Minds
Knowing where you are, where you fit in and the community’s expectations of you: it all matters. Even more so when you are a freshman entering a campus of more than 34,000 students. CHASS 101 offers an orientation to the culture, resources, research methods, and interdisciplinarity of our unique college.
September 2013 Student of the Month
Jaquelinne Murillo is a senior International Studies major. She has studied abroad in Argentina and interned at the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh. She is active on campus, including participation in Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Hispanic/Latino Symposium, and Mi Familia. Jaquelinne is a Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship recipient and intends to pursue a career in law.