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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 […] 

Jun 10, 2013

Hairpin Turn: Micro-RNA Plays Role in Wood Formation

For more than a decade, scientists have suspected that hairpin-shaped chains of micro-RNA regulate wood formation inside plant cells. Now, scientists at NC State University have found the first example and mapped out key relationships […] 

May 8, 2013

NC State to Hold Commencement Ceremony May 11

North Carolina State University will confer degrees on more than 5,200 graduating students during its spring commencement exercise, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in the PNC Arena in Raleigh. Media coverage is invited. […] 

Apr 11, 2013

Freelon to Speak at NC State Commencement

  Architect Philip Freelon, lead designer for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., will deliver NC State’s commencement address on Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m. at the […] 

Mar 22, 2013

Outdoor Education Helps Minority Students Close Gap in Environmental Literacy

Environmental education programs that took middle school students outdoors to learn helped minority students close a gap in environmental literacy, according to research from North Carolina State University. The study, published March 22 in PLOS […] 

Mar 4, 2013

Three to Receive Prestigious Watauga Medals

A partner in one of North Carolina’s top law firms, a business leader and a former energy and defense industry executive will receive the prestigious Watauga Medal for distinguished service to North Carolina State University. […]