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Alum Bridges Language Differences in Des Moine Hospitals
A love for Spanish and desire to connect with others brought alum sociology and Spanish alum John Redlin to his current occupation, as a Spanish language interpreter for the major hospitals in Des Moines, Iowa.
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.
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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.
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.
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Jul 26, 2016 | USA Today
Donald Trump Tries to Hold Tar Heel State
According to an NC State political scientist, it's almost inconceivable to think that a Republican can win the White House while losing North Carolina. Andy Taylor, School of Public and International Affairs, featured.
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.
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