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Oct 20, 2014 | Faculty and Staff

Joseph DeSimone Elected To All Three Branches Of The National Academies

Dr. Joseph DeSimone has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine a U. S. scientist can receive. 

Oct 17, 2014 | Faculty and Staff

Narayan Earns N.C.’s Top Science Award

Jay Narayan is recognized by the state of North Carolina for his groundbreaking work in materials science. Find out how his research is leading to the development of high-efficiency LEDs that will save energy, reduce greenhouse emissions and contribute to the nation’s energy independence. 

Oct 14, 2014 | Campus Life

Khayrallahs Give $8.1 Million for New Lebanese Diaspora Studies Center

An $8.1 million gift will fund a new center focusing on migrations, particularly the Lebanese diaspora. 

Oct 14, 2014 | Campus Life

A Home For History

For more than 150 years, millions of Lebanese have emigrated and created successful diaspora communities across the world. Yet there has never been a center outside of Lebanon devoted to learning their stories. An $8.1 million gift from Dr. Moise A. Khayrallah and his wife, Vera Khayrallah, will change that. 

Oct 13, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Bio-Inspired ‘Nano-Cocoons’ Offer Targeted Drug Delivery Against Cancer Cells

Researchers have developed a drug delivery system consisting of nanoscale “cocoons” made of DNA that target cancer cells and trick the cells into absorbing the cocoon before unleashing anticancer drugs. 

Oct 6, 2014 | Service and Community

Roads Less Traveled: Fall Family Trips off the Beaten Path

North Carolina's extended fall offers plenty of chances to enjoy the colorful foliage on family outings from the mountains to the coast. 

Oct 2, 2014 | Campus Life

Award Will Help NC State Researcher Put Computer Science Theory Into Practice

Blair Sullivan of NC State will receive one of only 14 $1.5 million Moore Investigator Awards for her work on transforming theoretical algorithms into practical tools that could be used in fields ranging from biomedical science to business analytics. 

Oct 2, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Cheetahs Never Prosper: Energy Expenditure Linked to Population Decline

Cheetahs have a killer commute when traveling to find food. Habitat loss and human involvement, rather than high-speed hunting tactics, appear to be the culprits behind dwindling wild cheetah populations. 

Oct 1, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Study Offers Insight Into Challenges College Athletes Face

A new study from NC State sheds light on how some collegiate student-athletes deal with uncertainties ranging from excelling in both school and sports to their career prospects outside of athletics, and urges university athletic programs to adopt new efforts to support student-athletes. 

Sep 25, 2014 | The Abstract

Molting Tougher on the Mayfly Than Previously Thought

Mayflies undergo a stressful shortness of breath while molting, or shedding their skins. A new paper describes this serendipitous finding.