NC State University http://wunc.org en Research Shows The Civil War, Trail Of Tears Impacted Cherokees’ Physical Development http://wunc.org/post/research-shows-civil-war-trail-tears-impacted-cherokees-physical-development <p></p><p></p><p>New research from North Carolina State University has found a connection between historical stressors and physiological development in the Cherokee nation.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>In the late 19th century, anthropologist Franz Boas measured the skulls of adult Cherokees from groups who had grown up as the nation was split. Some were driven west on the Trail of Tears, and others fled to the Smoky Mountains for safety.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:32:17 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34143 at http://wunc.org Research Shows The Civil War, Trail Of Tears Impacted Cherokees’ Physical Development Study Links Abuse During Pregnancy To Postpartum Mental Health Issues http://wunc.org/post/study-links-abuse-during-pregnancy-postpartum-mental-health-issues <p></p><p>A new study from North Carolina State University suggests women who suffer abuse during pregnancy are more likely to suffer post-partum mental health problems.</p><p>The study was one part of a more comprehensive program looking at health and wellness. The 100 women selected were of a demographic and social status not typically associated with high levels of abuse, which makes some of the finding all the more surprising.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:58 +0000 WUNC News 34053 at http://wunc.org Study Links Abuse During Pregnancy To Postpartum Mental Health Issues Report: NC Manufacturing Jobs, New And Modern http://wunc.org/post/report-nc-manufacturing-jobs-new-and-modern <p></p><p></p><p>Manufacturing jobs across the state are holding steady in some regions.&nbsp; A report released Thursday takes a look at modern manufacturing and how it can help North Carolina thrive.</p><p>The <a href="http://iei.ncsu.edu/emerging-issues/manufacturing-works/">Institute for Emerging Issues</a> (IEI) says the formula for creating a new manufacturing platform in the state is re-branding, networking and training youth, as young as possible.</p><p>Anita Brown-Graham is director of the Institute.&nbsp; She says you can also let people know how much money they can make.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:35:52 +0000 Leoneda Inge 33626 at http://wunc.org Report: NC Manufacturing Jobs, New And Modern Poet Li-Young Lee Draws Influence From Chinese Classics http://wunc.org/post/poet-li-young-lee-draws-influence-chinese-classics <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">When Li-Young Lee's parents received a classical education in China, they memorized dozens of poems. As a child, he heard his parents playfully recite poem after poem to one another. Today Li-Young Lee draws much of his poetic influence from that same classical Chinese poetry.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:20:53 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 33513 at http://wunc.org Poet Li-Young Lee Draws Influence From Chinese Classics Gamers Who Play Together Stay Together http://wunc.org/post/gamers-who-play-together-stay-together <p></p><p>The widely held notion – that people who play computer games are loners – might not be true after all.&nbsp; A new study from North Carolina State University finds that gamers are expanding their social lives and often wind up meeting the people they compete against.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Nick Taylor is an assistant professor of Digital Media at NC State, and worked on the study.&nbsp; He says the findings were consistent regardless of the types of games being played.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:26:15 +0000 Eric Hodge 32966 at http://wunc.org Gamers Who Play Together Stay Together [PHOTOS] Theater Of Belief: The Ritual Of Masking Across The Globe http://wunc.org/post/photos-theater-belief-ritual-masking-across-globe <p>When people don masks and costumes in the United States, it is often for Halloween or to root for their favorite sports team. But in Africa and the Caribbean, masking carries a much deeper meaning.<br />&nbsp; Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:30:39 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 30742 at http://wunc.org [PHOTOS] Theater Of Belief: The Ritual Of Masking Across The Globe NC State Is Becoming A Federal Government Favorite For Big Projects http://wunc.org/post/nc-state-becoming-federal-government-favorite-big-projects <p></p><p>It's been a big year for NC State - and it's only February.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:19:27 +0000 Eric Mennel 30098 at http://wunc.org NC State Is Becoming A Federal Government Favorite For Big Projects Study: Electric Vehicles Have Little Impact On Emissions http://wunc.org/post/study-electric-vehicles-have-little-impact-emissions <p></p><p></p><p>A new North Carolina State University<a href="http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es4045677?prevSearch=How%2BMuch%2BDo%2BElectric%2BDrive%2BVehicles%2BMAtter&amp;searchHistoryKey="> study</a> challenges common assumptions connecting electric vehicles and lower emissions. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:39:09 +0000 Leoneda Inge 29349 at http://wunc.org Study: Electric Vehicles Have Little Impact On Emissions NC State Student Is A Candidate For A One-Way Trip To Mars http://wunc.org/post/nc-state-student-candidate-one-way-trip-mars <p></p><p>A North Carolina State University bioengineering student has made the first cut for a Dutch non-profit's mission to Mars.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Of the 200,000 applicants for a mission to colonize the red planet, Raleigh's Charles Parrish made it to the recent cut of 1,058 candidates. The 23-year-old&nbsp; has been passionate about space since childhood and has already done research for NASA and the Mars Society.</p><p></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:39:56 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 29254 at http://wunc.org NC State Student Is A Candidate For A One-Way Trip To Mars Barack Obama Promises Jobs During Speech In Raleigh: http://wunc.org/post/barack-obama-promises-jobs-during-speech-raleigh <p>President Barack Obama gave a speech at <a href="http://www.ncsu.edu/">North Carolina State University</a> earlier this week.</p><p>He talked about the need to take action this year, and he promised speedier job production in 2014. Host Frank Stasio talks about this and other news items of the past week with <a href="http://www.wral.com/rs/bio/8970525/">Laura Leslie,</a> WRAL’s Capitol Bureau Chief; <a href="http://Jessica Jones,">Jessica </a>Jones, WUNC’s Capitol Bureau Chief; and Associate Press Reporter Michael Biesecker.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:09:21 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 29099 at http://wunc.org Barack Obama Promises Jobs During Speech In Raleigh: