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Monday November 23, 2015

Unafraid to engage: ‘Third culture kid' Tuyen Truong grows from curious student to researcher, Army lieutenant

Image for story Unafraid to engage: ‘Third culture kid' Tuyen Truong grows from curious student to researcher, Army lieutenant

Tuyen Truong has never shied away from asking the tough questions. The recent NC State graduate's eagerness to confront and explore new ideas led to award-winning research her senior year and now, a career in the U.S. Army.

Experiencing Major Stress Makes Some Older Adults Better Able to Handle Daily Stress

New research from NC State psychologists suggests that dealing with a major stressful event can make some older adults better able to cope with the ups and downs of day-to-day stress. Results of the study, led by a Ph.D. candidate in NC State's lifespan development psychology graduate program, shows that people who had experienced major stressors responded differently to daily stress than people who had not experienced such stressful life events.

Thomasina Williams is a nontraditional student who is willing to step outside the familiar. A social work major, wife and mother of two, she's the first member of her family to attend college. [...]


The Scoop on Dog Poop: Grad Student's Research Informs the Public

Clodagh Lyons-Bastian is well aware of the dog poop conversation in Raleigh. After noticing more and more of her neighbors lamenting about unpicked-up poop, she decided to research attitudes and behaviors around dog waste removal while earning her master's degree in communication this year. [...]


Psychologist Expands Postpartum Adjustment Work to Community

Betty-Shannon Prevatt, a doctoral student in NC State's Applied Social and Community Psychology graduate program, is surveying new moms in the Triangle about how they've dealt with postpartum adjustment. [...]


Internship Involves Lying in a Hammock ... and Much More

Briana Ullman spent a good part of her summer in and around hammocks, working hard and enjoying it thoroughly. The communication major found the internship of her dreams with ENO, makers of packable hammocks and other outdoors accessories. [...]