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‘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.
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.
Preserving the Spanish of Yucatan
For Foreign Languages and Literatures professor Jim Michnowicz Think and Do means, among other things, preserving linguistic diversity around the world, particularly Latin America.
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Research Explores How Hurricane Warnings Reach the Public
NC State graduate student Laura Zdanski studies how hurricane warnings are communicated to the public. As part of a recent literature review of public perception and response to hurricane flooding, Zdanski explored the flow of technical information from experts to those at risk (the public) and those responsible for mitigating risk (governmental agencies).
Study Breaks New Ground in Analyzing Colombian Spanish
Juan David Gutierrez's passion for languages has led him to research the differences in regional Spanish dialects in Colombia, providing emergent insight in an area without much existing data.
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.
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A Delicate Act in Politics of Disaster
Obama's Louisiana response is a delicate act in the politics of disaster. Politicians walk a think line touring disaster zones as lessons from 2005's Katrina reverberate. Tom Birkland, School of Public and International Affairs, featured.
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Seeing Red in North Carolina
Many North Carolinians think the Republican party has taken the state too far to the right. The presidential race and many statewide races are currently within the margin of error in this battleground state. Andy Taylor, political science, featured.
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