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Stories From Nov 2010

Nov 30, 2010

Homeless for a Week

After taking time to talk with a homeless man downtown, alum Will Langley wondered what he could do to help the growing number of people living on the street. For the next seven days, the graphic designer will share their stories as he lives out of his car.  

Nov 30, 2010

Dispatches From The North Pole: The Science of Santa’s List

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of occasional dispatches from Dr. Larry Silverberg, a researcher at NC State who is leading a visiting scholars program at Santa’s Workshop-North Pole Labs (NPL). Dr. […] 

Nov 30, 2010

Campus Enterprises Generates Scholarship Money

Campus Enterprises, the university’s retail and hospitality division, recently donated $1 million to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for merit and need-based scholarships. 

Nov 29, 2010

Day Wins Science Education Award

Judy Benton Day, assistant director for undergraduate research, received the 2010 Herman and Emma Gatling Award for Outstanding Science Education Leadership in North Carolina. 

Nov 29, 2010

Hitting the Road

For the next seven days, NC State alum and Raleigh-based graphic designer Will Langley, armed with only a $20 bill and a full tank of gas, is taking to the streets to raise the profile of the growing number of unsheltered homeless residents facing daily, harsh realities in our local community. 

Nov 29, 2010

Building a Better Sun-Trap

How does the saying go? Build a better solar cell and the world will beat a path to your efficiently temperature-controlled and environmentally friendly door? Okay, maybe that’s not exactly the saying, but you’ve got […] 

Nov 29, 2010

Food Fables: Learning Food Safety From Unhappy Endings

Stories have long been used to teach people about the consequences of their actions – just ask Aesop. A new study finds that storytelling is also a critical component when it comes to teaching kitchen […] 

Nov 29, 2010

NC State and IBM Researchers Discover New Way to Patch Holes in The ‘Cloud’

Researchers from North Carolina State University and IBM have invented a way to update computer systems packaged in virtual machines in a computer “cloud” – even when those programs are offline. 

Nov 24, 2010

National Report: NC State Faculty Friendly

NC State is among 32 colleges and universities with the highest levels of junior faculty job satisfaction in a report issued by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, a consortium based at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. 

Nov 24, 2010

4-H Serves Up Blue Ribbon Recipes

You can find winning recipes and plenty of 4-H memories in North Carolina’s 4-H Centennial Cookbook: Celebrating 100 Years of Blue Ribbon Recipes