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Stories From 2010

Nov 2, 2010

Sea Grant Staff Earn National Awards

Michael P. Voiland, N.C. Sea Grant executive director, received a Sea Grant Association President's Award at a  conference in New Orleans. Several other Sea Grant members have earned national awards recently. 

Nov 2, 2010

Hostile Environments Encourage Political Action In Immigrant Communities

A new study from North Carolina State University finds that anti-immigrant practices – such as anti-immigrant legislation or protests – are likely to backfire, and spur increased political action from immigrant communities. The study examined […] 

Nov 1, 2010

Provost Finalists to Speak on Campus

The national search for a new provost is down to three finalists who will visit campus for a final round of interviews and an open forum this month. 

Nov 1, 2010

CHASS Faculty Take Leadership Roles

Two faculty are taking leadership roles in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Maria Pramaggiore will become director of film studies in January. Dr. James Kiwanuka-Tondo has been named director of international studies. 

Nov 1, 2010

Poll: Public To Vote Against Its Interests On International Trade

Polling data collected by North Carolina State University researchers in advance of the 2010 election show that potential voters in North Carolina who oppose international free trade agreements are more likely to vote for the […] 

Nov 1, 2010

Researchers Developing Real-Time Electronic Monitoring For Coastal Waters

Researchers from North Carolina State University are developing a cost-effective electronic monitoring system that will enable researchers to advance our understanding of critical coastal ecosystems by allowing users to track water-quality data from these waters […] 

Oct 29, 2010

NC State Shelton Forum to Focus on Strategic Leadership and Global Change

Retired Gen. Dan McNeill, commander of  the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008, will give a keynote speech at North Carolina State University’s General Hugh Shelton Leadership Forum on Friday, Nov. […] 

Oct 29, 2010

Charges Of Political Corruption Have Little Impact On Voter Opinion

Republican claims of political corruption in North Carolina’s Democratic Party have made little impact on public opinion among potential voters in the state, according to new polling data analyzed by North Carolina State University researchers. […] 

Oct 28, 2010

NC State Develops More Precise Genetic ‘Off Switches’

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a way to “cage” genetic off switches in such a way that they can be activated when exposed to UV light. Their technology gives scientists a more […] 

Oct 28, 2010

How Long Should DNA Strands Be?

This is not a purely abstract question (pun intended). Complementary strands of DNA are drawn to one another like magnets and iron filings – a trait that has created the emerging field of DNA self-assembly. […]