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Stories From Nov 2009

Nov 19, 2009

Beichner Prof of the Year

Physics professor Robert Beichner has been named North Carolina Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. 

Nov 19, 2009

Vet Rescues Animals

An NC State veterinarian has worked on 15 major puppy mill and animal hoarding cases in North Carolina. 

Nov 19, 2009

NC State Exceeds Goal

NC State exceeded its fundraising goal, contributing $542,000 to the State Employees Combined Campaign that supports charitable organizations across the state. 

Nov 19, 2009

PeopleSoft Enhancements

NC State and UNC at Chapel Hill have agreed to upgrade and operate financial and human resources systems in a collaboration to save money while improving the level of service to faculty and staff. 

Nov 19, 2009

NC State’s Beichner Receives National, Statewide Teaching Awards

It’s been a busy month for Dr. Robert Beichner, professor of physics and director of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Initiative at North Carolina State University. Cementing his reputation as an innovative […] 

Nov 19, 2009

N.C.’s Top Professor

NC State physics professor Robert Beichner has long been regarded as an expert not only in his field, but also as a teacher and a mentor with an uncanny ability to influence the lives and careers of his students and colleagues alike. His contributions to science education, from co-authoring a top-selling physics textbook to literally changing how our students are educated in the classroom, reach far beyond the boundaries of our own campus. Earlier today, Beichner was recognized for his efforts, and named North Carolina Professor of the Year by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education [CASE]. 

Nov 19, 2009

NC State, UNC Partner on Information Technology to Save Money, Improve Efficiency

North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will save money and improve efficiency by partnering on the human resources and finance components of their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. […] 

Nov 19, 2009

Thanks, But No Thanks: Avoiding Food Poisoning At Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to share a meal with loved ones, but it is also a time when small mistakes in the kitchen can lead to foodborne illness. Dr. Ben Chapman, food safety specialist and […] 

Nov 17, 2009

On Your Last Nerve: NC State Researchers Advance Understanding of Stem Cells

Researchers from North Carolina State University have identified a gene that tells embryonic stem cells in the brain when to stop producing nerve cells called neurons. The research is a significant advance in understanding the […] 

Nov 16, 2009

Nothing But Net

Pay attention, Shaq: Two NC State engineers have figured out the best way to shoot a free throw - a frequently underappreciated skill that gets more important as the game clock winds down. For the rest of us, it's an opportunity to learn how to leave the bricks on the Brickyard and delve into the physics of a successful free throw.