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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.” 

Nov 19, 2014 | Faculty and Staff

Nomination Committee Appointed

The search for a new vice chancellor for research, innovation and economic development begins with the appointment of a nomination committee by the chancellor. 

Nov 19, 2014 | Faculty and Staff

Dance of a Lifetime

NC State dance director Robin Harris, one of the state's most influential artists, is honored for her lifetime contributions to dance in North Carolina. See how she works with students across disciplines to deliver remarkable performances. 

Nov 19, 2014 | Campus Life

Student Scholars Carry Shelton’s Legacy Forward

The Shelton Leadership Center's scholarship programs shape values-based leaders, supporting academics, overseas study, service and more. 

Nov 19, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Warmer Temperatures Limit Impact of Parasites, Boost Pest Populations

Research shows that some insect pests are thriving in warm, urban environments and developing earlier, limiting the impact of parasitoid wasps that normally help keep those pest populations in check. 

Nov 18, 2014 | Campus Life

Two Hearts, One Love

As North Carolina becomes the 29th state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian couples celebrate a historic milestone. Meet NC State's newest 'newlyweds,' whose love has endured for years.