Stories From 2008

Dec 16, 2008

Super Bowl-Winning Coach Bill Cowher to Deliver Fall Commencement Address at NC State

North Carolina State University will confer more than 2,900 degrees on graduating students during its fall commencement exercises, beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the RBC Center in Raleigh. Media coverage is welcomed. Bill Cowher, Super Bowl-winning […]

Dec 15, 2008

NC State to Hold Commencement Ceremonies on Dec. 17

North Carolina State University will confer more than 2,900 degrees on graduating students during its fall commencement exercises, beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the RBC Center in Raleigh. Media coverage is welcomed. Bill Cowher, Super Bowl-winning […]

Dec 15, 2008

Study Shows High Blood Pressure May Make it Difficult for the Elderly to Think Clearly

Adding another reason for people to watch their blood pressure, a new study from North Carolina State University shows that increased blood pressure in older adults is directly related to decreased cognitive functioning, particularly among seniors with already high blood […]

Dec 8, 2008

Science of Santa: NC State Researcher Says St. Nick Can Deliver Presents in One Night

Don’t believe in Santa Claus? Cutting-edge science explains how Santa is able to deliver toys to good girls and boys around the world in one night.

Dec 5, 2008

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Dec 4, 2008

NC State Researcher Links ‘Silent Epidemic’ to Hidden Pathogen

A North Carolina State University researcher has discovered that certain tick-borne bacteria may be responsible for some chronic and debilitating neurological illnesses in humans, particularly among people with substantial animal contact or arthropod exposure.

Dec 4, 2008

Scientists Show Which Plants Benefit Most From Landscape Corridors

Research by a North Carolina State University biologist and colleagues takes a giant step toward showing which kinds of plants benefit from a dominant feature of land conservation plans – landscape corridors, or the thin strips of land that connect […]

Dec 3, 2008

Registration Open for NC State’s Encore Center Spring Semester Courses, Trips, Events

North Carolina State University’s Encore Center for Lifelong Enrichment – which offers a variety of non-credit educational programs for adults aged 50 and older – has begun registration for its spring courses and study trips which run from January 20-April […]

Dec 2, 2008

New Teaching Tool Pushes Students To Analyze Online Research Materials

Students doing research for their classes are increasingly turning to online resources, which raises concerns among many academic instructors who have questions about the quality of material found on the Internet. However, new research co-authored by North Carolina State University’s […]

Dec 2, 2008

NC State to Hold First Forensic Science Symposium for National and State Law Enforcement

North Carolina State University will hold its first forensic science symposium – including demonstrations and discussions of cutting edge crime scene investigation technology and techniques – on Friday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the College of […]