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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.
Alum Takes Fight for Transgender Rights to Political Conventions
A public service spot urging legal protections for transgender Americans features NC State political science alumna Alaina Kupec. The TV ad is airing during the ongoing national political conventions.
Through Textbook, NC State Lecturer Engages Spanish Learners Across U.S.
While her office is in Withers Hall, Spanish lecturer Susan Navey-Davis helps engage learners far beyond NC State's campus. As a co-author of the highly-circulated textbook Plazas: Lugar de encuentros (Cengage Learning), Navey-Davis has a hand in growing higher education Spanish across the nation. Now in its fifth edition, the book is used at more than 50 colleges and universities.
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Looking for an Oasis in America's Food Deserts
Doctoral student Sherrie Godette investigated government intervention into food deserts — low-income population areas where residents have limited access to grocery stores. We asked her about her research and what it tells us about the state of food access.
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.
Exploring the Evolution of Phishing
NC State doctoral student Olga Zielinska studies how phishing has evolved over time. Her current project, sponsored by the Science of Security Lablet at NC State, looks specifically at the various persuasive elements that hackers use to trick email filtering systems and users.
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Jul 14, 2016 | UNC-TV
Dan Bolger, Why We Lost
Author and retired Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, where he commanded troops and participated in meetings with top-level military and civilian players. General Bolger uses his unique perspective to assess these wars, from 9/11 to the final withdrawal from the region, and what we have learned from the experiences. Daniel Bolger, history, featured.
Jul 13, 2016 | Indy Week
A Citizen's History of HB 2, in Progress
With her project, "NC HB2: A Citizens' History," NC State history professor Tammy Gordon wants to transcend what she sees as the limitations of social media to historians, as well as to those who want to share their experiences without being vilified in the comments section. Tammy Gordon, history, featured.
Jul 12, 2016 | Voice of America
Americans Looking Forward After a Week of Violence
On the issue of race relations, an NC State professor says the Jim Crow South era with its lynchings didn't bring all the kinds of outrage we are seeing today, from all kinds of Americans. Rupert Nacoste, psychology, featured.
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What does it mean to be "independent"? For young adults, several things... https://t.co/H0NXUXOD67