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Highlights of recent media coverage of NC State, as well as its faculty, staff and administrators. (Links to online stories provided where available.) Sign up to receive a daily summary of highlights via e-mail.

NC’s Mining Commission Is On Track To Usher Fracking Wells By Spring 2015, WUNC, April 17, 2014. The commission that’s been writing North Carolina’s policies on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas completes a set of rules that are necessary for drilling to start in the state next year. Edward Stoddard, marine earth and atmospheric sciences, featured.

Purdue Part of Nuclear ResearchInside Indiana Business, April 17, 2014. The National Nuclear Security Administration announced a $25 million nuclear nonproliferation grant to a consortium led by NC State and includes Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Food safety poll ‘votes’ show liability should be shared, The Packer, April 17, 2014. According to an informal poll at the 16th annual Food Safety Summit, retailers and third-party auditors should be held liable in foodborne illness outbreaks along with growers and packers when circumstances show they dropped the ball. Lee Ann Jaykus, food, bioprocessing & nutrition sciences, featured.

NCSU professor wins prestigious awardSpecialty Fabrics Review magazine, April 17, 2014. Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi has been named recipient of the Leadership and Service Award, a Dow Chemical Company Prize awarded by TAPPI’s Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists Division that recognizes an individual for outstanding leadership and exceptional service that have resulted in significant and demonstrable benefits to the division’s members. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, textiles, featured.

Study: Cherokee’s Struggles Visible in Their SkullsNewser, April 17, 2014. Researchers have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people. Ann Ross, sociology and anthropology, featured.

NCSU researchers predict relatively quiet hurricane season, WRAL, April 16, 2014. NC State researchers expect the 2014 hurricane season to be relatively quiet compared to the last 20 years. Lian Xie, marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, and Montserrat Fuentes, statistics, featured.

Expert: Cover crops can help during a dry yearRFD-TV, April 16, 2014. NC State expert discusses how cover crops affect water dynamics through the life-cycle of the cash crop. Chris Reberg-Horton, crop science, featured.

Domestic abuse and poor mental healthThe British Psychological Society, April 16, 2014. A new study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers. Sarah Desmarais, psychology, featured.

Domestic abuse during pregnancy can lead to mental health issues …India.Com Health, April 16, 2014. A new study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers. Sarah Desmarais, psychology, featured.

College Degree Attainment Remains Low Among LatinosSayCampusLife, April 16, 2014. NC State’s retention program identified by Excelencia In Education! as one of the universities across the nation that demonstrates what works best in increasing Latino graduation rates. Moreover, the program includes an outreach to middle school, high school and community college students.

New inductees to Raleigh Hall of Fame announced, WRAL, April 16, 2014. Through his leadership at IBM, NC State and throughout the community, Dick Daugherty has positively impacted Raleigh for over forty years. In the 1990s, Mr. Daugherty helped form NC State’s Centennial Campus into a thriving research campus comprised of students, researchers and businesses.

Researchers expect relatively quiet hurricane seasonMy Fox Orlando, April 16, 2014. NC State researchers expect the 2014 hurricane season to be relatively quiet compared to the last 20 years. Lian Xie, marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, and Montserrat Fuentes, statistics, featured.

Bayer opens new North Carolina bee care center, The Grower, April 16, 2014. Bayer CropScience LP cuts the ribbon on new Bee Care Center that will host graduate students working on bee health issues. David Tarpy, entomology, featured.

Importance of New Bayer Bee Care CenterAgWired, April 16, 2014. Bayer CropScience LP cuts the ribbon on new Bee Care Center that will host graduate students working on bee health issues. Richard Linton, agriculture and life sciences, featured.

NNSA awards $25 million nonproliferation grant …Oak Ridge Today, April 16, 2014. The National Nuclear Security Administration announced a $25 million nuclear nonproliferation grant to a consortium led by NC State and includes Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Study: The trials of the Cherokee were reflected in their skulls, Phys.org, April 16, 2014. Researchers have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people. Ann Ross, sociology and anthropology, featured.

NCSU to lead $25 million research consortium to improve nuclear proliferation monitoring, News & Observer, April 16, 2014. NC State has the lead role in National Nuclear Security Administration grant for $25 million to improve the means for detecting international nuclear proliferation. Chancellor Randy Woodson and Robin Gardner, nuclear and chemical engineering, featured.

Predictions: 2014 could be quieter-than-average hurricane year, Charlotte Observer, April 16, 2014. NC State researchers expect the 2014 hurricane season to be relatively quiet compared to the last 20 years. Lian Xie, marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, and Montserrat Fuentes, statistics, featured.

Why Captain America’s shield is basically a star-spangled supercapacitor, Phys.org, April 16, 2014. NC State expert explains what may go on with Captain America’s shield, which is famous for absorbing tremendous amounts of kinetic energy, from an artillery shell to a punch from the Hulk – keeping Cap not only safe, but on his feet. Suveen Mathaudhu, materials engineering, featured.

Trials of the Cherokee were reflected in their skulls, Science Daily, April 16, 2014. Researchers have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people. Ann Ross, sociology and anthropology, featured.

NC State researchers: Expect relatively quiet hurricane season, WTVD ABC -11, April 16, 2014. NC State researchers expect the 2014 hurricane season to be relatively quiet compared to the last 20 years. Lian Xie, marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, and Montserrat Fuentes, statistics, featured.

Predictions: 2014 could be quieter-than-average hurricane yearLake Wylie Pilot, April 16, 2014. NC State researchers expect the 2014 hurricane season to be relatively quiet compared to the last 20 years. Lian Xie, marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, and Montserrat Fuentes, statistics, featured.

NCSU researchers predict relatively quiet hurricane season, WRAL, April 16, 2014. NC State researchers expect the 2014 hurricane season to be relatively quiet compared to the last 20 years. Lian Xie, marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, and Montserrat Fuentes, statistics, featured.

Think tank challenges Heartbleed handwringing, PC Advisor, April 16, 2014. Think tank opinion piece that claims the threat from the Heartbleed bug is overblown has sparked a debate among researchers over the seriousness of the OpenSSL flaw. Mark Hoit, information technology, featured.

Think tank challenges Heartbleed handwringingLinuxWorld, April 16, 2014. Think tank opinion piece that claims the threat from the Heartbleed bug is overblown has sparked a debate among researchers over the seriousness of the OpenSSL flaw. Mark Hoit, information technology, featured.

Think tank challenges Heartbleed handwringingComputerworld Norge, April 16, 2014. Think tank opinion piece that claims the threat from the Heartbleed bug is overblown has sparked a debate among researchers over the seriousness of the OpenSSL flaw. Mark Hoit, information technology, featured.

Trait by trait, plant scientists swiftly weed out bad seeds through …, Washington Post, April 16, 2014. Loss of diversity feared with new plant breeding technology that screens DNA to create elite crops. Major Goodman, crop science, featured.

The Trials of the Cherokee Were Reflected In Their Skulls, Heritage Daily, April 16, 2014. Researchers have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people. Ann Ross, sociology and anthropology, featured.

At The Movies: What Movie Have You Seen Over And Over?, WUNC, April 16, 2014. Marsha Gordon, NC State film professor, and Laura Boyes, NC Museum of Art film curator, return to The State of Things to talk with host Frank Stasio about those films we have watched over and over. Marsha Gordon, English, featured.

NCSU to lead $25M nuclear security program, WRAL, April 16, 2014. NC State has the lead role in National Nuclear Security Administration grant for $25 million to improve the means for detecting international nuclear proliferation. Chancellor Randy Woodson and Robin Gardner, nuclear and chemical engineering, featured.

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