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Nov 25, 2014 | Campus Life

All-Time Scoring Trio

Senior placekicker Niklas Sade recently became NC State football's all-time leading scorer, but he wants everybody to know he had some help from his roommates. 

Nov 25, 2014 | Campus Life

OIT’s Special Holiday Hours

The Office of Information Technology will have special office hours on Friday, when the university is closed, for users whose accounts may have been disabled due to security concerns. 

Nov 24, 2014 | Academics

First-Year Class Boasts Highest Percentage of Female Engineers

NC State’s 2014 first-year engineering class includes the highest percentage of female students in university history. A change in focus and a series of programs help draw those students and support their studies. 

Nov 24, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Environmental “Tipping Points” Key to Predicting Extinctions

Depending on a population’s adaptive strategy, even tiny changes in climate variability can create a “tipping point” that sends the population into extinction. 

Nov 24, 2014 | Campus Life

Chancellor Announces University Faculty Scholars

Chancellor Randy Woodson names the 2014-15 class of University Faculty Scholars, early- and mid-career faculty who will receive funding to support their innovative research, scholarship and service endeavors. 

Nov 21, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Researchers Study Impact of Power Prosthetic Failures on Amputees

Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines exactly what happens when these technologies fail, with the goal of developing a new generation of more robust powered prostheses. 

Nov 20, 2014 | Campus Life

70 Years of Technician Archives

The NCSU Libraries Special Collections Archive has digitized the first 70 years of Technician, NC State's student newspaper since 1920. 

Nov 20, 2014 | Campus Life

Film Brings Cherokee Language to Life

See an award-winning film examining efforts to save the Cherokee language. The NC State team behind the one-hour documentary premieres its work Friday at the N.C. Museum of History. 

Nov 20, 2014 | Campus Life

How to Properly Degrease the Holidays

After you deep fry your turkey, deep six your used cooking oil with the "Cease the Grease" campaign, a joint venture between University Housing and the Waste Reduction and Recycling Center. 

Nov 20, 2014 | Research and Innovation

New Technique Allows Ultrasound To Penetrate Bone, Metal

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called “aberrating layers.”