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City and Parks

Jul 19, 2019

Can Parks Help Cities Fight Crime?

A study of green space and parks in the 300 largest U.S. cities reveals what helps lower the risk of crime. 

food insecurity

Mar 7, 2019

Food and Housing Insecurity is Impacting our Students

Guest contributor Alexa breaks down the effects of food and housing insecurity throughout campus and introduces services available to help our students succeed. 

NC State Plays Role in Development of New Sport Impact Tool

Nov 10, 2018

NC State Plays Role in Development of New Sport Impact Tool

Professor Michael Kanters and colleagues partnered with the N.C. High School Athletic Association to examine levels of physical activity, safety and psychosocial impacts of sports. 

Modern Conflict: Screen Time vs. Nature

Oct 31, 2018

Modern Conflict: Screen Time vs. Nature

Even rural kids today spend more time in front of screens and less time outdoors, according to a new study of middle-school students in South Carolina. 

Sound Map

Sep 18, 2018

Building a Sound Map of Raleigh – For Science

Sound can affect everything from human health to the well-being of wildlife, but there is very little data on the levels and types of sound in U.S. cities. 


Aug 13, 2018

Ensuring Cleaner Air and Water

NC State researchers are partnering with communities, agencies and local residents on a wide range of projects to improve air and water quality. 

Ghost Forest - SALT Project

Jul 2, 2018

How Changes in Water Quality Today Impact Sustainability Tomorrow

Dr. Marcelo Ardón aims to understand the human and natural processes influencing salinization of surface waters and its impact on farmlands, water sources, forestry plantations and other coastal resources. 

Lake Raleigh

Nov 13, 2015

Why a Trip to the Park Is Good For Your Health

Parks have important social and community development benefit -- they make urban neighborhoods more livable and increase people’s sense of community.