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Stories From Sep 2010

Sep 28, 2010

Charron’s Book Wins Award

Dr. Katherine Mellen Charron, assistant professor of history, has won the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize for best monograph on Southern women’s history. The Southern Association of Women’s Historians will present the award during the annual meeting this November in Charlotte. 

Sep 28, 2010

Research: Welcome To The Real World

A new study shows that social-science research done by “ivory tower” academics does have utility in the real world, specifically in the business community. And, even more specifically, it could help catch the next corporate […] 

Sep 28, 2010

Study Finds National Debt ‘Tipping Point’ That Slows Economic Growth

Researchers from North Carolina State University have identified a “tipping point” for national debt – the point at which national debt levels begin to have an adverse effect on economic growth. The findings could influence […] 

Sep 27, 2010

CSI Dublin

Plant pathologists are out to stop a killer that claimed a million lives in the 1840s and still poses a threat to food security. A U.S. Botanic Garden exhibit highlights Dr. Jean Ristaino's research on the Irish potato famine. 

Sep 27, 2010

Finding the Balance

An avid photographer and plant-propagation enthusiast, sophomore Amanda Wilkins spends her days with one foot planted knee-deep in foliage and soil and the other submerged in pictures and print as Editor-in-Chief of Technician, NC State's award-winning daily newspaper. 

Sep 27, 2010

Study Finds Brainstorming Rules Can Lead to Real-World Success in Business Settings

Researchers have long held that there are steps that can be taken to make brainstorming sessions more productive. New research from North Carolina State University finds that these recommendations actually do contribute to success when […] 

Sep 24, 2010

Get Bowled Over

New members are welcome to join NC State’s bowling league this month as play gets under way at Western Lanes, which was recently acquired by university alumni. Games begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. 

Sep 24, 2010

Mimicking Nature, Water-Based ‘Artificial Leaf’ Produces Electricity

A team led by a North Carolina State University researcher has shown that water-gel-based solar devices – “artificial leaves” – can act like solar cells to produce electricity. The findings prove the concept for making […] 

Sep 24, 2010

NC State Lands Grant To Research Acoustics For Security, Military Applications

Imagine a tool that uses sound waves to help identify land mines, roadside bombs or suicide bombers. North Carolina State University has received a grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research to turn that […] 

Sep 23, 2010

NC State Named Southeast Climate Science Hub

North Carolina State University will lead the U.S. Department of the Interior’s new Southeast Climate Science Center. The regional center will  provide scientific research needed to understand more about climate change and use the research […]