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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 […] 

Aug 19, 2013

NC State Experts Can Discuss K-12 Back to School Topics

As students and teachers across the state head back to class this fall, experts with North Carolina State University’s College of Education can offer helpful information on a range of topics. Learn what Common Core […] 

Aug 15, 2013

New Carnivore in the Cloud Forest

A two-pound mammal that looks like a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear has a claim to fame as the first new carnivore species discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years. […] 

Aug 12, 2013

Trust and Towns in Transition

Near the Blue Ridge Parkway, three North Carolina towns have grown rapidly as jobs shifted from mining and timber to hospitality and tourism. In Macon County, natural resource-based jobs plummeted from 10 percent to almost […] 

Aug 6, 2013

Battery Design Gets Boost From Aligned Carbon Nanotubes

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a new flexible nano-scaffold for rechargeable lithium ion batteries that could help make cell phone and electric car batteries last longer. The research, published online in Advanced […] 

Jul 15, 2013

NC State Elects Board of Trustees Officers, Welcomes Two New Members

During its July 10 meeting, the North Carolina State University Board of Trustees elected Ben Jenkins as chair, Jim Owens as first vice chair, Jimmy Clark as second vice chair and Gayle Lanier as secretary. […] 

Jul 3, 2013

Powerful Animal Tracking System Helps Research Take Flight

Call it a bird’s eye view of migration. Scientists are taking a fresh look at animal movement with a big data approach that combines GPS tracking data with satellite weather and terrain information. The new […] 

Jun 27, 2013

Mapping Out How to Save Species

In stunning color, new biodiversity research from North Carolina State University maps out priority areas worldwide that hold the key to protecting vulnerable species and focusing conservation efforts. The research, published online in Proceedings of […]