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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.

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.

7 Ways To Actually Feel Better About Your BodyHarper’s Bazaar, July 18, 2014. NC State professor looked at pictures of 6,300 women—and only eight had a perfect hourglass figure. Cynthia Istook, textile and apparel technology and management, featured.

Kid Finance, WUNC, July17, 2014. Children learn a great deal about money from their parents. Lynsey Romo, communication, featured.

After GOP eliminates funding, nascent industry wonders if it has a …Environment & Energy Publishing, July 17, 2014. But the state’s Republican-led Legislature last July abruptly zeroed out the North Carolina Center for Biofuels’s state budget, forcing the center to shut its doors. Anne Tazewell, Solar Center, featured.

Wisdom, Selective Engagement Help Older Adults Cope …PsychCentral.com, July 17, 2014. Emerging research suggests older adults have tricks up their sleeve to combat cognitive aging. Thomas Hess, psychology, featured.

Seeing the glass as half full: Taking a new look at cognition …Medical Xpress, July 17, 2014. Emerging research suggests older adults have tricks up their sleeve to combat cognitive aging. Thomas Hess, psychology, featured.

Front doors carry ‘thin patina’ of poop bacteriaScience News (blog), July 17, 2014. A new map called “The Patina of Feces” shows that the outer door frames of American homes wear a thin veneer of microbes that are normally found in animals’ guts. Robb Dunn, biology, featured.

Can Snowshoe Hares Evolve to Cope With Climate Change?National Geographic, July 17, 2014. Hares seem to time their color change pretty well but climate change is likely to make awkward—and potentially fatal—hare color mismatches much more common. Scott Mills and Marketa Zimova, forestry and environmental resources, featured.

Real Deals: NCSU’s Centennial Campus to get hotel, more homes, News & Observer, July 16, 2014. Two key real estate projects on NC State’s Centennial Campus are moving forward, the latest sign that the research campus is evolving into both a residential community and meeting center. Michael Harwood, Centennial Campus Development, featured.

The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) David Bracken column, The State (South Carolina), July 16, 2014. Two key real estate projects on NC State’s Centennial Campus are moving forward, the latest sign that the research campus is evolving into both a residential community and meeting center. Michael Harwood, Centennial Campus Development, featured.

University chefs grow herbs, veggies with organic rooftop gardenAmerican School and University, July 16, 2014. The top chefs at an NC State eatery grow all of the herbs and many of the vegetables served to students and staff – and they do it with a rooftop garden they started in the spring. University Dining featured.

Powerful partnerships, practical solutions, Business North Carolina, July 16, 2014. NC State developing national reputation for taking on global challenges. Chancellor Randy Woodson, Veena Misra, electrical & computer engineering, and Lee-Ann Jaykus, food, bioprocessing & nutrition sciences, featured.

APLU honors 14 universities that are doing the most to support regional economic developmentTech Transfer eNews Blog, July 16, 2014. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has designated NC State as one of 14 public institutions as Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities, acknowledging the university’s work with public and private sector partners that has boosted economic development in the state and region.

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