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Stories From May 2010

May 25, 2010

NC State Wins Sustainable Business Award

NC State won the Smith Seal of North Carolina Sustainable Business Award for environmentally conscious practices. 

May 25, 2010

Steelman Writes Resource Policy Book

Dr. Toddi A. Steelman’s latest book focuses on the difficulty of making lasting innovations in the way natural resources are managed. 

May 24, 2010

Super-Cali-Fragilistic Cytauxzoonosis

The sound of the word Cytauxzoonosis (pronounced Sight-Oh-zO-un-Osis) is not the only atrocious thing about it, as more North Carolina cat owners are discovering. That’s because this tick-borne illness, if untreated, can be fatal to […] 

May 24, 2010

NC State Designated ‘Center of Excellence for Watershed Management’ By EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated North Carolina State University a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management, making it the first such center in North Carolina. The designation will allow NC State, through its […] 

May 24, 2010

Incidence of Tick-Borne Illness Fatal to Cats Increasing in N.C.

Veterinarians at North Carolina State University have seen a recent increase in cases of a tick-transmitted infectious disease that, without proper treatment, can be fatal to cats. The disease, Cytauxzoonosis (pronounced sight-O-zO-un-Osis), is related to […] 

May 24, 2010

A “Glide-By” Education

Want to really get to know NC State? Tour our campus via Segway, on the only tour of its kind offered at any N.C.-based university. You'll have the opportunity to explore every nook and cranny of NC State's main campus while a tour guide shares stories and details that would enlighten even the most red-blooded Wolfpack fan. 

May 24, 2010

Freer Parking

It’s summertime, and the parking is getting easier. Starting today, all student resident and commuter areas are fair game for faculty and staff with parking passes. 

May 23, 2010

Walk of the Immigrants

This summer Caldwell Fellow Saul Flores will walk and hitchhike from Ecuador to his home in Charlotte, a journey of more than 4,000 miles. He's making the trek to raise money for an impoverished school in Mexico and to raise awareness of the struggles of people in the region. 

May 21, 2010

Plant Pharmacy

Can an apple a day keep malaria at bay? Well, maybe not an apple specifically, but other plants?  Definitely.  Dr. Mary Ann Lila studies so-called “pharmaceutical plants” that are full of chemical compounds that can […] 

May 21, 2010

Lending a Hand

For the past year, a group of students has worked to create prototypes of products designed specifically for people with disabilities. They unveiled their products, including a more comfortable wheelchair and a new shoe-tying system, at an event last week.