Stories From 2008

Nov 18, 2008

NC State Study May Make Public Roads Safer For Farmers, Drivers

Population growth and significant increases in development across the country are leading to changes in traffic and driving behavior in many areas where motorists share the road with farmers moving their equipment – changes that worry some members of the […]

Nov 18, 2008

NC State Secures Grant to Make Solar Energy Less Expensive

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded North Carolina State University’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering a $1.2 million grant to build and study tiny materials that can help generate renewable energy.

Nov 17, 2008

NC State Takes Research Lead in Protecting Puerto Rico’s Unique Freshwater Fisheries

A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has made an enormous advance in the understanding of some of Puerto Rico’s most remarkable ecosystems by conducting the first comprehensive study of the island’s freshwater fish species. NC State’s […]

Nov 17, 2008

NC State to Return Historic Bell to Raleigh Fire Department

A historic bell – the oldest surviving artifact from the Raleigh Fire Department, dating back to 1870 – will be returned to the city by North Carolina State University officials during a special event on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 10 […]

Nov 13, 2008

Survey Highlights Support For Nanotech in Health Fields But Disapproval Elsewhere

A landmark national survey on the use of nanotechnology for “human enhancement” shows widespread public support for applications of the new technology related to improving human health. However, the survey also shows broad disapproval for nanotech human enhancement research in […]

Nov 13, 2008

NC State Celebrates Human Rights

North Carolina State University joins the international community in celebrating the 60th anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This document provides the model and lays the foundation for international treaties, national constitutions, and […]

Nov 13, 2008

Studies Highlight Unexpected Impacts of Part-Time Professors on Students, Faculty

With the numbers of adjunct, or part-time, professors increasing at colleges and universities across the country, experts at North Carolina State University are adding to a growing body of research that evaluates the impact of adjunct professors on students and […]

Nov 12, 2008

NC State’s Science House Reaches Out To Underrepresented Minorities

The Science House at North Carolina State University will be able to expand its successful efforts to serve underrepresented and rural high school students and their teachers thanks to an Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) grant from […]

Nov 12, 2008

International Education Week

North Carolina State University will hold its ninth annual International Education Week Nov. 17-21. Designed to highlight the importance of international and cross-cultural education, President Bill Clinton

Nov 11, 2008

NC State Finds New Nanomaterial Could Be Breakthrough For Implantable Medical Devices

A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has made a breakthrough that could lead to new dialysis devices and a host of other revolutionary medical implants. The researchers have found that the unique properties of a new […]

Nov 11, 2008

Visionary Centennial Campus Planner Dies

Dr. Claude E. McKinney, who transformed his vision for a community of “intellectual entrepreneurs” into one of the nation’s most successful university research parks at North Carolina State University, died Tuesday in Raleigh following a long illness. He was 79. […]

Nov 10, 2008

Former Gov. Jim Hunt to Receive Medal, Address National Education Policy

Former N.C. Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. will accept an award and address educational policy reform under a new presidential administration at North Carolina State University’s annual Friday Medal presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m.

Nov 10, 2008

NC State Hosts Lecture on “Doing the Math” of Elections

North Carolina State University will host a lecture, titled “Chaotic Elections! A Mathematician Looks at Voting,” by Dr. Donald Saari, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Economics and director of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at the University of California-Irvine […]

Nov 6, 2008

NC State Experts Can Address Challenges, Questions Facing Obama Transition

President-elect Barack Obama and a new Congress face challenges ranging from the economy to the war in Iraq as they prepare to take office in early 2009. Questions for the Obama presidency include: who will take key cabinet positions? Can […]

Nov 6, 2008

Cal Ripken is Keynote Speaker for NC State’s Shelton Forum

Baseball’s all-time “Iron Man” and Hall of Famer Cal Ripken will headline the seventh annual General Henry Hugh Shelton Leadership Forum, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Carolina State University’s McKimmon Conference and […]