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Oct 1, 2011

CHASS Student of the Month – October 2011

David Whitcher, October 2011 CHASS Student of the Month 

Sep 21, 2011

How People Feel About Diversity And ‘Neighborhood Schools’: It’s Complicated

The Wake County Board of Education has been the subject of intense scrutiny in recent years as it debates issues related to diversity and “neighborhood schools,” and voters are preparing for board elections October 11. But researchers from NC State have found that the issues are more complex than media outlets have made them appear. This… 

Aug 19, 2011

Advances In Forensic Anthropology: 3D-ID

Sometimes law enforcement officials find partial human remains: like a human skull, with few or no other skeletal remains. How can you tell if it was even a man or woman? New technology called 3D-ID can help – giving forensic scientists information about a person’s sex and ancestral background based solely on the measurements of… 

Aug 18, 2011

Sociologist Ron Wimberley Dies

Dr. Ronald C. Wimberley, William Neal Reynolds professor of sociology and a member of the faculty for 40 years, has died. Wimberley was well known for research that described sociological factors that impact living conditions in the 11-state rural Black Belt South. His work went beyond research and included outreach efforts aimed at addressing the… 

Aug 9, 2011

Bioarchaeology Grad Student Wins Top Honors

First place honors in the Social Sciences category at the Graduate Student Research Symposium were awarded to Adrianne Offenbecker for her poster presentation, Examining the Role of Environmental Stress in the Etiology of Skeletal Defects. Offenbecker is pursuing her Master’s in Anthropology at NC State, with a concentration in bioarchaeology. She says she chose NC State for… 

Jul 27, 2011

Caution: Your Child’s First Job Could Be Hazardous to Her Health

The Atlantic has published an article about workplace safety among teens, using research conducted by Sociologist Michael Schulman. An estimated 80 percent of teens are employed at some point during their high school years–but many of them are ill-equipped to deal with on-the-job hazards. Around 146,000 adolescents are injured in the workplace every year, according… 

Jul 15, 2011

CHASS Faculty — Martha Crowley

Why does work matter? How do our experiences in work places affect other areas of our lives? Martha Crowley, assistant professor of sociology, focuses her research around such questions. Crowley reflects on her research, on the importance of mentors in her own professional development and in the lives of students, and on why she loves… 

Jul 11, 2011

Alum Touches Base with Saudi Arabian Youngsters

Daniel Caldwell (Sociology ’04) refined swings, taught pitching mechanics and gave coaches instructions for 46 straight days this spring, often working all day in 120-degree heat as he taught baseball skills and coaching techniques in Saudi Arabia. But Caldwell, 30, said he learned more than he taught during the six-week session. His experiences in Saudi… 

Jul 8, 2011

Korn Bascombe: Born to Shine

Reprinted from the News and Observer’s North Raleigh News. When it comes to on-camera charisma and TV appeal, 5.9 million votes can’t be wrong. So when N.C. State University student Kornelius Bascombe (Criminology) lost an Oprah-sponsored television host talent search last year but gained 5.9 million votes for his efforts, he decided to keep trying.… 

Jun 9, 2011

CHASS Faculty — Nora Haeen

Associate Professor of Anthropology Nora Haenn looks at Mexican migration to the United States. She focuses her research on those who stay behind. In the classroom at NC State, Haenn fosters a culture of intellectual openness that encourages students to think for themselves. This video was produced by students of COM 437 – Advanced Digital Video – in the…