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Join us for three seminars addressing the role of racial justice in geospatial analytics. At the end of the semester, the series will conclude with a panel discussion about the state of diversity, inclusion, and racial equity in academia.

Jan 21, 2021

Race and Place Seminar Series to Explore Role of Racial Justice in Geospatial Analytics

January through April, the Geospatial Graduate Student Organization will host a three-part Race and Place seminar series and panel discussion, intended to highlight research that contextualizes race by speaking to environmental justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the geographical and geospatial sciences. 

A person goes for a jog in the morning.

Jan 19, 2021

How COVID-19 is Impacting the Mental Health of College Students

A study of students at seven U.S. universities identified risk factors for greater mental health impacts linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Jan 18, 2021

New Speakers Announced for DIRE Dialog Seminar Series

Ericka Hines and Marcus Martin will facilitate discussions about discrimination and systemic inequalities in the field of natural resources. 

The Talley tower - Exploring the Diversity-Innovation Link in the Pulp and Paper Industry - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jan 13, 2021

Exploring the Diversity-Innovation Link in the Pulp and Paper Industry

A new study uncovered differences in diversity trends that researchers say could be important to a company’s ability to innovate. 

a large section of Christmas trees growing on a hillside outside Boone, North Carolina - North Carolina's Christmas Tree Industry Expects a Record Year Despite Coronavirus Concerns - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Dec 16, 2020

North Carolina’s Christmas Tree Industry Expects a Record Year Despite Coronavirus Concerns

The Christmas tree industry is flourishing this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with growers and retail lots extensively focusing on social distancing and safety. 

Which NC flower are you, College of Natural Resources, Great Smokey Mountains, courtesy Chris Mobley

Dec 14, 2020

Nature Gap: Why Outdoor Spaces Lack Diversity and Inclusion

People of color may be far less likely to engage in outdoor recreation, largely due to historic and modern-day discrimination, but they have played a significant role — and still do — in public parks systems. 

Jocelyn Painter on boat - NC State Student Brings Indigenous Knowledge to State Climate Policies - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Dec 10, 2020

NC State Student Brings Indigenous Knowledge to State Climate Policies

Jocelyn Painter is giving North Carolina’s Native American tribes a seat at the governing table. 

A girls' overnight camp focused on environmental science and ecology - Black Ecologists Look to Offer Support, Recruit Next Generation - - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Nov 12, 2020

Black Ecologists Look to Offer Support, Recruit Next Generation

An NC State ecologist is working to offer support and encouragement to Black professionals and students. 

Alumni Profile: Diquan Edmonds is Working to Improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Parks and Recreation, College of Natural Resources, Diquan Edmonds, feature

Nov 10, 2020

Alumni Profile: Diquan Edmonds is Working to Improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Parks and Recreation

Diquan hopes to see traditionally underserved communities reconnect with the outdoors. 

Overhead view of stadium

Nov 6, 2020

Sport and the Environment: What is the Connection?

Sport can negatively impact the environment, something teams and colleges across the country are working to remedy.