Tag: extension

How To Spend Thanksgiving Not Barfing

Monday, November 21st, 2011 | Tags: , ,

Editor’s Note: This is a guest piece written by Dr. Ben Chapman, an assistant professor and food safety expert at NC State. My parents are coming to visit Raleigh this week – their first trek to the U.S. for Thanksgiving. I’m Canadian and, while Canada has its own festivities in October, there’s something different about

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Bad Bugs of Summer: Black Widows

Monday, May 23rd, 2011 | Tags: , , , , ,

It’s hard to think of an arthropod with a worse reputation than the black widow. Heck, the term is even used to describe serial killers – and it doesn’t get much worse than that. We’ve already covered mosquitoes, ticks and carpenter bees in our “bad bugs” series, but any conversation about bugs people hate has

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Research In Action: Helping Homeless Children

Friday, March 4th, 2011 | Tags: ,

Psychologist Mary Haskett has been doing research on childhood development for over 20 years, and her experiences in that field ultimately highlighted a real and growing mental-health crisis facing homeless children around the country. Now she’s calling on her research expertise to do something about it. Haskett, a professor at NC State, is working with

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Food Safety: The Disconnect Between What’s Yucky And What’s Dangerous

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 | Tags: , ,

Note: This is a guest piece written by Dr. Ben Chapman, an assistant professor and food safety expert at NC State. Among other things, Chapman is a regular contributor to the food safety blog Barfblog, where a version of this post originally ran. While it might be nice to know whether there has been an

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Milk, Bread, Researchers: Stocking Up On Disaster Experts

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 | Tags: , , ,

September 11. The Gulf oil spill. Earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. The 2004 tsunami. Given the stakes involved, you would think that research into hazards and disasters (H&D) would be teeming with hordes of young scholars, trying to improve our understanding of how people prepare for (and respond to) catastrophic events. And you’d be wrong.

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