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Oct 28, 2014

NC State Program Wins Rural School Leader Award

NC State’s Northeast Leadership Academy has won a national award from the University Council for Educational Administration for its work in preparing principals and assistant principals to work as “turnaround specialists” in rural North Carolina […] 

Oct 29, 2014

Ebola prompts UNC and NCSU to restrict official university travel to West Africa

UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State tighten rules for official travel to the three West African nations that have been hit by the Ebola epidemic. Mick Kulikowski, news services, featured. 

Oct 29, 2014

NCSU announces biofuel breakthroughs

Scientists are using biotechnology to chip away at barriers to producing biofuels from woody plants and grasses instead of the corn and sugarcane. Quanzi Li, forest biotechnology, featured. 

Oct 30, 2014

Tap to fetch: Scientists connect phones with cyber-enhanced dogs

Equipped with a smartphone app, dog owners might one day be able to tell when Fido is chasing a squirrel, stressed out or happily getting its belly rubbed. David Roberts and Alper Bozkurt, computer science – engineering, featured. 

Oct 30, 2014

New Tech Aims to Improve Communication Between Dogs

NC State researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans. David Roberts and Alper Bozkurt, computer science – engineering, featured. 

Oct 29, 2014

Hurricane Sandy Spawns Storm of Climate Research

Scientists are attempting to tackle the questions about what role climate change might have played in producing or worsening Hurricane Sandy two years ago.  Gary Lackmann, marine earth and atmospheric sciences, featured. 

Oct 29, 2014

NCSU announces biofuel breakthroughs

NC State scientists are using biotechnology to chip away at barriers to producing biofuels from woody plants and grasses instead of the corn and sugarcane used to make ethanol. Quanzi Li, forest biotechnology, featured. 

Oct 29, 2014

NCSU students don’t know where to vote

A Pack Poll estimated 5,500 NC State students might not know the right polling location. Michael Cobb, political science, featured. 

Oct 30, 2014

Harnessing crowds to analyze clouds

NC State researchers have come up with an innovative solution to the problem of determining cyclonic intensity: recruit and train citizen scientists to analyze the images online. Carl Schreck III, NC Institute of Climate Studies, featured. 

Oct 30, 2014

New tech aims to improve communication between dogs and humans

NC State researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans. David Roberts and Alper Bozkurt, computer science – engineering, featured.