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Stories From May 2010

May 18, 2010

Flying High

When the world's most fuel-efficient commercial airliner was introduced late last year, it was only fitting that an NC State alumnus was on hand to celebrate alongside industry leaders. Zachery Jones ('08), said his accomplishments in the workplace can be directly attributed to the educational opportunities he found at NC State. 

May 18, 2010

Rise Of The (Video Game) Machines

Video games are big business. And the push for faster, flashier graphics has driven not only game developers, but the development of computer hardware to handle those graphics. It’s gotten to the point where computers […] 

May 17, 2010

High-Flying Team

A brave team from the Friday Institute launched themselves into an outdoor adventure that combined balance and organizational skills with heart-stopping action. 

May 17, 2010

NC State Begins National Search For Provost

North Carolina State University’s national search for a new provost has begun with the appointment of a search committee. Margery Overton, chair of the faculty and professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, will be […] 

May 17, 2010

National Search for Provost Begins


May 17, 2010

Looking to Piglets for Clues to Obesity, Osteoporosis

Calcium does a body good – perhaps even more than previously thought. And it took a study of piglets to figure it out. Dr. Chad Stahl, an associate professor of animal science at NC State, […] 

May 17, 2010

Search Firm Selected For NC State Athletics Director Position

North Carolina State University has selected Parker Executive Search from Atlanta, Ga., as the firm to assist in the search for the university’s new athletics director. The firm’s fee is $75,000. The university has a […] 

May 17, 2010

Software Tool Helps Tap Into The Power Of Graphics Processing

Today’s computers rely on powerful graphics processing units (GPUs) to create the spectacular graphics in video games. In fact, these GPUs are now more powerful than the traditional central processing units (CPUs) – or brains […] 

May 15, 2010

Get a Smarter Card

If it seems that your life is governed by small plastic cards, take heart. You’re about to get a smarter card, one that lives up to its All-Campus moniker. 

May 14, 2010

Green Elected Fellow

Dr. David Green, professor and department extension leader in food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, has been elected a fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists.