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Stories From 2010

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

Nov 24, 2010

On the World Stage

Two NC State musicians head to Russia for a performance in historic Glinka Hall, where Franz Liszt once played. 

Nov 23, 2010

Up to the Task

On Saturday, November 20, 39 members of NC State's Naval ROTC freshman class completed the "Wolfpack Challenge" - a six-hour test of their physical fitness ability, general military knowledge, knowledge of the major service components of the Navy and Marine Corps, and most importantly their ability to work as a team toward a common goal. 

Nov 23, 2010

Giving Thanks

Omar Acosta ('14) has dreamed of being a doctor since he was a child. As he began to narrow down his college choices, NC State moved to the top of the list - despite not having a medical school on campus. Now, Acosta says, he's on course to realize his dream - thanks to the university's unique interdisciplinary approach to education and the overwhelming support offered to Bone Scholars like himself. 

Nov 23, 2010

Messin’ with Sasquatch

The Bigfoot of ants, named not because of its massive size but because of its elusive nature, was found recently – in suburban Cary, N.C., of all places. Benoit Guenard, an NC State graduate student […] 

Nov 23, 2010

DeLuca Takes Leadership Role

Dr. Cynthia DeLuca, associate vice provost of enrollment management and services, was voted president-elect of the North American Association of Summer Sessions.