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Stories From Jun 2011

Jun 23, 2011

Creating Magic

NC State students turned fantasy into reality in the finals of the Disney ImagiNations competition. See how they did it. 

Jun 23, 2011

Remembering an Atomic Age Pioneer

Dr. Raymond Murray, a professor emeritus who was involved in nuclear milestones from the Manhattan Project to the Three Mile Island recovery, has died. 

Jun 23, 2011

Annual Enrollment, Again

It's wise to reexamine your insurance coverage following significant changes to the State Health Plan. A second annual enrollment period will be offered July 18-29.  

Jun 22, 2011

When You Wish Upon a Star

A team of NC State students discovered the technology behind Disney magic when they traveled to Southern California as finalists in Disney’s annual ImagiNations competition. Now they envision careers filled with creative innovation. And that’s no fantasyland 

Jun 22, 2011

Name of the Game: Deals

You don’t have to take a ride on the Reading to be a winner in this summer’s game for faculty and staff. Just take a stroll down Hillsborough Street for deals, discounts and the chance to win high-tech prizes in Wolfpackopoly.  

Jun 22, 2011

The Dirt Whisperer

Say you’re a civil engineer, and you’re looking for a good place to put a bridge. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to ask the ground how stable it is before you start digging, […] 

Jun 22, 2011

Comins Awarded 40th Patent

Chemistry professor Daniel L. Comins has received his 40th U. S. patent for work on synthesizing nicotine derivatives that could potentially be used to treat a variety of human diseases. 

Jun 22, 2011

Jenkins Retiring from Student Affairs

Nancy Jenkins, executive assistant to the vice chancellor for Student Affairs, is retiring after 22 years with NC State. Drop by her office on June 30 to wish her well. 

Jun 21, 2011

Concrete: It’s Everywhere, You Probably Don’t Understand It, And It’s Changing

We are always surrounded by things we don’t really understand, but there are few man-made substances as common, but little understood, as concrete. We walk on it, drive on it and live in buildings built […] 

Jun 21, 2011

Dunn’s Latest: ‘Wild Life of Our Bodies’

Biologist Rob Dunn's new book, The Wild Life of Our Bodies, tells the stories of our changing relationships with other species, be they worms, bacteria or tigers.