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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.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Discoveries Dispatches from a connected future, National Science Foundation, July 22, 2014. Researchers from academia, government and industry team up to create networked solutions to society’s problems. Alper Bozkurt, electrical & computer engineering, David Roberts, computer science-engineering, and  Barbara Sherman, clinical sciences, featured.

What is the future of library interiors?, The Editor at Large, July 22, 2014.  Based on the winners of the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA)Library Interior Design Awards, the answer seems to be incredible, boundary pushing design. Hunt Library featured.

Is Chicago School Choice Creating Educational Inequities?Education World, July 21, 2014. According to NC State professor, high-performing students tend to go to high-performing schools, and low-performing students tend to go to low-performing schools. Andrew McEachin, leadership policy & adult & higher education, featured.

Taking a new look at cognition and agingMedical News Today, July 21, 2014. NC State psychology expert sets forth a motivational framework of “selective engagement” to explain the contradiction in age-related declines and the ability of many older adults to function well in their everyday lives. Thomas Hess, psychology, featured.

A Coating that Detects Defects in ConcreteArchitecture Magazine, July 21, 2014. Researchers have been at work on integrated sensors and skins that obtain qualitative information about the physical health of a building or a component.  Mohammad Pour-Ghaz, civil engineering, featured.

North Carolina farmers are sweetening their fields with steviaCharlotte Observer, July 21, 2014. Acres of stevia grown in North Carolina is increasing, and if proven successful farmers could increase their demand for it. Molly Hamilton, crop science, featured.

Filter bed substrates, plant types recommended for rain gardens, Phys.org, July 21, 2014. Researchers are looking to rain gardens as one way to remediate the water quality concerns caused by urban stormwater. Helen Kraus, horticultural science, featured.

Probiotic Logic vs. Gut Feelings, New York Times (blog), July 21, 2014. There is growing evidence for the role of the appendix in restoring a healthful balance of microbes in the body. Rob Dunn, biology, featured.

5 Things Electric Cars Are Changing Right NowThe Inquisitr, July 21, 2014. NC State study indicates that even a sharp increase in the use of electric drive passenger vehicles by 2050 would not significantly reduce emissions of high-profile air pollutants carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxides.  Joseph DeCarolis, civil, construction and environmental engineering, featured.

Today in Science: Guardian Liberty Voice Report for July 21, 2014Guardian Liberty Voice, July 21, 2014. A sixth-grader’s science project on lionfish is stunning professional fish ecologists. Craig Layman, ecology, featured.

Study recommends filter bed substrates, plant types for rain gardensWater World, July 21, 2014. NC State researchers are looking to rain gardens as one way to remediate the water quality concerns caused by urban stormwater runoff. Helen Kraus, horticultural science, featured.

Innovation Hubs Are Accelerating American Manufacturing, Huffington Post, July 21, 2014. NC State and its partners will tackle the broad challenge of energy efficiency by advancing the technology and production of special power-oriented semiconductors to improve efficiency in applications ranging from electronic devices to electric vehicles. Next Generation Power Electronics National Manufacturing Innovation Institute featured.

Sixth Grader’s Science Fair Project Rattles Ecologists, io9, July 21, 2014. Inspired by a sixth-graders science project on lionfish, NC State ecologist published an article in the journal Environmental Biology of Fishes. Craig Layman, ecology, featured.

Sixth Grader’s Lionfish Research Changing Florida’s EcosysystemNature World News, July 21, 2014. A sixth-grader’s science project on lionfish is stunning professional fish ecologists. Craig Layman, ecology, featured.

Listeria zero tolerance prompts produce recallBarfblog (blog), July 21, 2014. Many food service and retail buyers require a regimen of sampling for fresh produce including, for Listeria species, on various products. Ben Chapman, youth, family, and community sciences, featured.

McCrory appoints Wake judge, News & Observer, July 21, 2014. An NC State professor of business law and corporate finance will become a district court judge in Wake County. Charles Gilliam, management, innovation & entrepreneurship, featured.

McCrory judicial choice once reprimanded by North Carolina Bar, WTVD-TV 11, July 21, 2014. An NC State professor of business law and corporate finance will become a district court judge in Wake County. Charles Gilliam, management, innovation & entrepreneurship, featured.

McCrory judicial choice once reprimanded by NC BarCharlotte Observer, July 22, 2014. An NC State professor of business law and corporate finance will become a district court judge in Wake County. Charles Gilliam, management, innovation & entrepreneurship, featured.

Innovation Hubs Are Accelerating American Manufacturing, Forbes, July 21, 2014. NC State and its partners will tackle the broad challenge of energy efficiency by advancing the technology and production of special power-oriented semiconductors to improve efficiency in applications ranging from electronic devices to electric vehicles. Next Generation Power Electronics National Manufacturing Innovation Institute featured.

Sixth-Grader’s Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists, NPR, July 21, 2014. A sixth-grader’s science project on lionfish is stunning professional fish ecologists. Craig Layman, ecology, featured.

Is there a District dialect?San Francisco Chronicle, July 20, 2014. Sometimes, accents speak louder than words. Walt Wolfram, English, featured.

Is there a District dialect?, Journal Review, July 20, 2014. Sometimes, accents speak louder than words. Walt Wolfram, English, featured.

N.C.’s June jobless rate unchanged from MayWinston-Salem Journal, July 18, 2014. NC State economist predicts that the state unemployment rate will range between 6.5 percent during the second half of the year. Michael Walden, agricultural and resource economics, featured.

Researchers are Tracking House Cats with Tiny HarnessesSmithsonian, July 18, 2014. A tiny tracking from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina State University track domestic outdoor cats’ previously secret lives. Rob Dunn, biology, featured.

Soft matter goes digitalChemistry World, July 18, 2014. Using molecular dynamics simulations, the research team explored the configurations that can be adopted by clusters with different numbers of particles. Orlin Velev, chemical and biomolecular engineering, featured.

$50000 a day, but do you care?WRAL, July 19, 2014. According to NC State political scientist, people might care about what laws legislators pass, especially if those laws affect their daily lives, but the timetable doesn’t really matter. Steve Greene, political science, featured.

Getting ahead of infrastructure decayDaily Commercial News, July 18, 2014. Scientists have developed a paint-on system that would detect small problems before they become big problems, that can be used in both new and older structures, and is almost as easy to apply as a coat of paint. Mohammad Pour-Ghaz, civil, construction and environmental engineering, featured.

Late blight threatens Carolinas tomatoes, Fresh Plaza, July 18, 2014. Late blight, the dreaded disease that wiped out the East Coast tomato crop in 2009, has shown up again in North Carolina. Lina Quesada-Ocampo, plant pathology, featured.

NC jobless rate remains at 6.4 percentCharlotte Observer, July 18, 2014. According to NC State economist, teachers going on vacation for the summer may have contributed to the contraction in the labor force in June. Michael Walden, agricultural and resource economics, featured.

NC jobless rate remains at 6.4 percentBloomberg Businessweek , July 18, 2014. According to NC State economist, teachers going on vacation for the summer may have contributed to the contraction in the labor force in June. Michael Walden, agricultural and resource economics, featured.

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