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Mapping the Life, Work of Lebanese-American Business Owners
NC State's Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies recently launched the first phase of Mapping the Mahjar, a digital humanities project that recounts the history of Lebanese immigrants around the world. Through an interactive visual display, the first phase tells the story of business owners who were part of the initial wave of the Lebanese diaspora in the United States.
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.
Study: ‘Emotional Labor' Can Take a Toll on Student-Athletes
The "emotional labor" required of collegiate student-athletes can leave them feeling powerless, frustrated and nervous, according to a new study from NC State's Department of Communication.
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Study Investigates Why Public Employees Break Rules
Employees in all industries break workplace rules from time to time. After years of working in government and social services, Casey Fleming wondered why.
Research Tests Success of Conditional Poverty Aid
How can countries best address institutional poverty? One method -- called conditional cash transfer, or CCT -- rewards socially beneficial actions. For example, a CCT program may give a family money in exchange for sending its children to school or regular medical check-ups. Master of International Studies student Lesa Sexton set out to discover if national CCT programs in Mexico and Brazil are having a major impact on education for children living in poverty.
Taking the Museum to the People
Public history graduate students Sarah Soleim and Abigail Jones have seen the challenge of attracting visitors to Raleigh's Pope House Museum firsthand. They worked at the house in the summer of 2015 during internships with the City of Raleigh Museum, the home's current owner. As a way to increase public engagement, they worked with museum staff to brainstorm ways to bring the Pope House to the people.
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Jun 23, 2016 | WHQR
CoastLine: Gender Differences in Speech – Perception or Power Dynamic?
Language is widely considered to be as much a function of gender as any other gender expression – whether clothing, gender-normative interests such as interior decorating, or personality traits. Caroline Myrick, sociolinguistics, featured.
Jun 17, 2016 | The Washington Post
Republican dads think they're great fathers. Democrats don't.
As we celebrate Father's Day in this unlike-anything-we-have-ever-seen election year, Republicans and Democrats continue to grow further apart in terms of their views on candidates, policies and political events. And our research suggests that even being a dad isn't immune from that trend. Steven Greene, political science, featured.
Jun 16, 2016 | WUNC-FM
Movies On The Radio: Forbidden Films
WUNC host Frank Stasio talks with Marsha Gordon, film professor at NC State, and Laura Boyes, film curator at the NC Museum of Art, about listeners' favorite "forbidden films" and the history of censorship in Hollywood. Marsha Gordon, English, featured
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