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Dec 19, 2013

The Origin of Flowers: Tree Experts Help Unravel Evolutionary Mystery

NC State scientists had a hand in a massive research project highlighted in Science that sheds light on how flowering plants suddenly came into prominence more than 200 million years ago – what Charles Darwin […] 

Dec 17, 2013

Rainforest Life: Food Versus Fear

For a rainforest animal like the agouti, life revolves around the tension between food and fear. While foraging for seeds from the black palm tree, the rabbit-sized rodent has to avoid hungry ocelots. Living in […] 

Dec 16, 2013

NC State to Hold Commencement Ceremony Dec. 18

North Carolina State University will confer more than 3,700 degrees on graduating students during its fall commencement exercise, beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the PNC Arena in Raleigh. Media coverage is invited. […] 

Dec 11, 2013

Tree Change: Is Raleigh Becoming More Like Baltimore?

Could Raleigh, proudly known as the City of Oaks, end up having much less tree cover, like Baltimore? Though it’s not likely that Raleigh will have to rethink its New Year’s Eve drop of the […] 

Oct 18, 2013

NC State Shelton Forum to Focus on Strategic Leadership

George Bodenheimer, executive chairman of ESPN Inc., and retired four-star Gen. Ann Dunwoody, who managed the Army’s global supply chain in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be the keynote speakers for NC State University’s General Hugh […] 

Oct 16, 2013

NC State to Hold Open House for Prospective Students on Oct. 19

North Carolina State University will welcome thousands of prospective students and their families to campus during its annual Open House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. High school students, transfer students, […] 

Oct 15, 2013

The Housing Bomb: 5 Questions With Nils Peterson

Are we building our way to ruin? That’s the premise of a provocatively titled new book released this month: The Housing Bomb: Why Our Addiction to Houses Is Destroying the Environment and Threatening Our Society. […] 

Oct 4, 2013

NC State Wins $4.7 Million Grant to Expand Rural School Leadership Program

North Carolina State University will use a $4.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand its efforts to train principals and assistant principals for hard-to-staff school districts in the northeastern region of […] 

Oct 3, 2013

Slow Burn: Fall Foliage Taking Its Time

No, it’s not another sign of the federal government shutdown. North Carolina’s hardwood trees are taking their time to change colors this fall because of a low-stress growing season that included plenty of moisture and […] 

Sep 10, 2013

School Reform in a Vacuum: 5 Questions With Lance Fusarelli

When it comes to the state of our schools, Americans don’t have confidence that the kids are all right. Dr. Lance Fusarelli, professor of education policy at NC State University, took an in-depth look at […]