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Jun 14, 2017
Leadership in Public Science: Meet Jean Goodwin
Jean Goodwin, a professor in NC State’s Department of Communication, has done research in a variety of areas — often aimed at understanding how people can share information effectively, even when they disagree.
Nov 13, 2015
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. Now the recent graduate and public speaking lecturer is sharing her findings, both with area residents and a municipal advisory board, to help create a cleaner city.
May 16, 2016
The Bonds That Heal: Studying Human-Animal Interactions
Two researchers are showing us just how significant our relationships with animals can be. Focusing on a horse-riding academy for at-risk girls, the scholars are documenting how human-animal interaction can serve as a powerful educator of what works and what doesn’t in a healthy relationship. Their findings not only document the holistic social benefits of equine-assisted therapies, but show how our connection with horses may be more physiological than you think.
Apr 20, 2016
Research Into Lean Stigma Gives Undergrad New Insights
Through undergraduate research, NC State communication major Lauren Ray is helping provide insight into how formerly overweight or obese individuals navigate those social barriers. Working as a research assistant with faculty mentor Dr. Lynsey Romo, Ray aided in a study examining the interpersonal challenges of lean stigma and the communicative strategies people use to manage those threats.