Stories From 2016

Sep 16, 2016

Kuzma: A Missed Opportunity for U.S. Biotechnology Regulation

In a new Policy Forum article in Science, NC State professor Jennifer Kuzma argues that federal authorities are missing an opportunity to revise outdated regulatory processes not fit for modern innovations in biotechnology, such as the situation with the mosquito.

Aug 15, 2016

Alumna Balances Environment with Economic Development at TVA

Navigating the mires of federal bureaucracy and the mountains and valleys of the southeastern United States is all in a day’s work for alumna Brenda Brickhouse, vice president of environment and energy policy at the TVA, or Tennessee Valley Authority.

Jul 20, 2016

Alum Takes Fight for Transgender Rights to Political Conventions

A public service spot urging legal protections for transgender Americans features NC State political science alumna Alaina Kupec. The TV ad airs during the upcoming national political conventions.

Jun 27, 2016

Political Science Alum Works With Inner-City Students in Chicago

Since graduating from NC State, Miriam Kamya (Political Science '13) has gone on to tutor boys and coach girls’ track at a public high school in inner-city Chicago. She’s been a field organizer for a Democratic congressional campaign and an intern in the White House Visitors’ Office. Last spring, she joined the Big Shoulders Fund, which supports 82 Catholic schools in Chicago’s neediest neighborhoods, as events and service coordinator.

Jun 1, 2016

Nonprofit Executive Turnover more Turbulent than Previously Thought

Research from an NC State public administration professor finds that turnover among executive leaders at nonprofit organizations is often plagued by problems, with very few transitional periods mirroring the scenarios painted in the professional literature.

May 18, 2016

Study Investigates Why Public Employees Break Rules

Employees in all industries break workplace rules from time to time. After years of working in government and social services, Casey Fleming wondered why.

May 12, 2016

Positive Perspective, Reinforced

Want to see positivity personified? Meet recent graduate Tiffany Johnson. Nothing stops her.

May 10, 2016

Looking for an Oasis in America’s Food Deserts

Doctoral student Sherrie Godette investigated government intervention into food deserts — low-income population areas where residents have limited access to grocery stores. We asked her about her research and what it tells us about the state of food access.

May 2, 2016

Doctoral Candidates are Driving Public Policy and Public Administration Research

As May graduation is around the corner PhD students in the department of Public Administration have been hard at work. The road to obtaining a doctoral degree is traveled by few. Nevertheless, a total of six PhD students will have completed all requirements for the PhD of Public Administration program this summer.

May 2, 2016

Kuzma Named to National Committee on Biotechnology

NC State University professor Jennifer Kuzma will lend her expertise to a national committee studying the future of genetic engineering. The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently named Kuzma to the Committee on Future Biotechnology Products and Opportunities to Enhance Capabilities of the Biotechnology Regulatory System.