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Stories From Sep 2011

Sep 29, 2011

Chancellor Unveils Faculty Hiring Program

Chancellor Randy Woodson announces a plan to bring top-notch talent to NC State through a $5 million faculty hiring program.  

Sep 29, 2011

Spanish Colonialism’s Environmental Legacy, Part Two: ‘A Black Shadow Of Hell’

Editor’s Note: This is the second of three guest posts by NC State history lecturer Nicholas Robins, an expert on the environmental history of South America and author of “Mercury, Mining and Empire: The Human […] 

Sep 28, 2011

Not Quite ’Roid Rage: Complicated Gene Networks Involved in Fly Aggression

Fruit fly aggression is correlated with smaller brain parts, involves complex interactions between networks of important genes, and often cannot be controlled with mood-altering drugs like lithium. Those are the results of a painstaking study […] 

Sep 28, 2011

Indian Summer

From the sanctuary of a Hindu shrine to the home-in-exile of the Dalai Lama, the Caldwell Fellows explore India. Learn how they survived the collision of worlds on the subcontinent. 

Sep 28, 2011

Escuti Wins Presidential Early Career Award

Engineering professor Michael Escuti has won the U.S. government’s top award for early-career scientists and engineers. 

Sep 28, 2011

Encouraging Words

How do you find up-and-coming writers who will make North Carolina proud? NC State’s creative writing program flushes them out with contests and cash prizes. 

Sep 27, 2011

Baliga Wins Nation’s Top Technology Prize

Dr. B. Jayant Baliga, inventor of energy-saving semiconductor technology, is a winner of the nation's top technology prize, President Obama has announced. 

Sep 27, 2011

Hillsborough Street Project a Winner

The community partnership behind the Hillsborough Street revitalization project will take home a top award next week from the North Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association. 

Sep 27, 2011

New Statistical Models to Link Climate Change, Effect of Pollution on Health

A new collaboration led by a North Carolina State University statistician aims to predict how a changing climate may impact the effect of airborne pollutants on human health. Dr. Montserrat Fuentes, professor and head of  […] 

Sep 27, 2011

Saving energy, money and lives

NC State’s own Dr. B. Jayant Baliga has been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation – the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement.