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Mar 2, 2021

2021’s Best Cities to Own a Vacation Home

LawnStarter
Gene Brothers, an associate professor of parks, recreation and tourism management, discusses the outlook of the vacation rental industry. 

Meet the College of Natural Resources’ 2020-2021 Global Change Fellows, College of Natural Resources, Wolf Plaza, feature

Feb 25, 2021

Celebrating Black Excellence

In honor of Black History Month, we recently spoke with Black faculty, staff and students about their experiences in the field of higher education and their contributions to the College of Natural Resources 

Feb 25, 2021

Black Excellence: Instructional Designer James Todd

As an instructional designer for the Department of Forest Biomaterials, Todd provides faculty with online learning techniques and strategies. 

Dr. Zakiya Leggett

Feb 18, 2021

Black Excellence: Assistant Professor Zakiya Leggett

In this Q&A, Leggett reflects on her experience as a Black scientist in the field of natural resources. 

Feb 15, 2021

NC State professors combat textile waste through research

Technician
Textile waste is a growing problem over the past decade, and with the fast-fashion industry churning out trendy clothing from season to season, research on textile waste is more important than ever. Since NC State is a well-known public research university, research is a top priority, and this is especially true in terms of textile waste. 

Feb 5, 2021

Native Americans misrepresented in health data pay a heavy COVID-19 price

Science for the People
The United States has systematically ignored, suppressed, and manipulated data on Native American populations, violating their sovereignty and creating the gulf in healthcare access and outcomes. 

Feb 2, 2021

New survey asks how NC oysters fit into tourists’ travel plans

NC State Sea Grant
How do North Carolina shellfish fit into your travel plans? A team of researchers wants to know — and is hoping you’ll answer through a new survey. The results will help improve the North Carolina Oyster Trail, which connects tourists with local businesses and other sites of interest. 

Jan 21, 2021

Study links screen time to mental health risks for students

World Economic Forum
A new study of students at seven public universities in the United States pinpoints risk factors that may place students at higher risk for negative psychological effects related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Jan 21, 2021

Chicago’s Ada S. McKinley is way overdue for some appreciation

Chicago Tribune
The few published materials that document McKinley’s welfare work reveal her efforts to help Black Chicagoans after World War I, after the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, and during the Great Migration, the Great Depression and the 1919 Chicago race riots. 

Jan 19, 2021

Pandemic ‘taking a significant psychological toll on students,’ NC State researcher says in study

WRAL Tech Wire
Research has shown many college students faced significant mental health challenges going into the COVID-19 pandemic, and experts say the pandemic has added new stressors.