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Stories From Sep 2009

Sep 30, 2009

Setting the Stage

U2’s much-anticipated appearance on campus Oct. 3 will not only mark the end of Carter-Finley Stadium’s 11-year hiatus from holding special events, it will also highlight NC State and U2 lead singer Bono’s shared passion for environmental issues while helping to bring more than 1,500 temporary jobs to workers in our community. 

Sep 29, 2009

PyroHands: NC State Receives Grant To Develop Next Generation Firefighter Gloves

What is one of the biggest complaints firefighters have about their job? It’s their gloves. While the current gloves are designed to provide protection against extreme temperatures, they are often bulky and inflexible. Through a […] 

Sep 28, 2009

NC State Expert Gives Fall Foliage Forecast

Despite drought conditions in parts of the state for most of the year, there should be plenty of colorful foliage worth seeing across North Carolina this fall, according to a North Carolina State University expert. […] 

Sep 25, 2009

Dr. Robert Bardon

Associate professor of forestry can discuss this year’s fall foliage. Will we see red leaves or brown trees? Read more about this expert. 

Sep 25, 2009

Dr. William Boettcher

Associate professor of political science who can discuss the Obama administration’s security agenda, executive decision-making and the United Nations. Read more about this expert. 

Sep 25, 2009

Dr. Andrew Taylor

Professor of political science can discuss three hot topics facing Congress: the energy/climate change legislation, overhaul of finance system regulations and immigration. Read more about this expert. 

Sep 24, 2009

In Memoriam: Robert Funderlic

Dr. Robert E. Funderlic, department head (1986-1992) and professor emeritus in the computer science department, lost a long and courageous fight with cancer on Sept. 5. 

Sep 24, 2009

Reavis Stories Published

Assistant English professor Dick Reavis’ collection of on-the-job tales, Catching Out: Life in a Day Labor Hall, will be published in February by Simon & Schuster. 

Sep 24, 2009

Pramaggiore Presents at Conference

Dr. Maria Pramaggiore, professor of film studies, presented "The Global Repositioning of the City Symphony: Sound, Space, and Trauma in 11'09'01" at the Visible Evidence Documentary Film Conference held at the University of Southern California. 

Sep 24, 2009

Spintronics Grant

NC State researchers have received a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Center for Chemical Innovation for research in the emerging field of molecular spintronics.