Stories From Jun 2009

Jun 30, 2009

Can Video Games Boost Thinking Skills in Elderly?

Researchers at North Carolina State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study whether and how video games can boost memory and thinking skills in the elderly – […]

Jun 29, 2009

Making Your Career Recession-Proof

Last fall, as the country skidded into a deep economic recession, Rebecca Swanson read a panicky e-mail from an NC State alumnus. "He was a middle manager and in a heartbeat he had been laid off," Swanson said. "He had no job, no skills that were in demand, and two kids to support. So he turned to his school for help."

Jun 29, 2009

Tool Finds Best Heart Disease, Stroke Treatments for Patients with Diabetes

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Mayo Clinic have developed a computer model that medical doctors can use to determine the best time to begin using statin therapy in diabetes patients to help prevent heart disease and stroke. “The […]

Jun 25, 2009

A Penny for Your Prions

North Carolina State University researchers have discovered a link between copper and the normal functioning of prion proteins, which are associated with transmissible spongiform encephalopathy diseases such as Cruetzfeldt-Jakob in humans or “mad cow” disease in cattle. Their work could […]

Jun 25, 2009

Ramsey Appointed to NC State Board of Trustees; Tolson Reappointed

Randall C. “Randy” Ramsey of Beaufort, N.C., founder, president and CEO of Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales, has been appointed to the North Carolina State University Board of Trustees by Gov. Bev Perdue. Perdue also reappointed E. Norris Tolson to the […]

Jun 24, 2009

Two More Students Diagnosed with H1N1 Influenza

North Carolina State University Student Health Services has received confirmation that two additional students have the novel H1N1 influenza virus. These cases are apparently not related to two previous cases reported on campus June 12. The students are recovering and […]

Jun 22, 2009

NC State Hosts Exercise to Test State Agencies Emergency Response Capabilities to a Terrorist Attempt

On the morning of June 24th, the North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NCISAAC) will be conducting a full-scale exercise entitled “RED WOLF” on North Carolina State University’s campus. The purpose of the drill is to exercise the state’s […]

Jun 18, 2009

A Chat with the Chancellor

Before he took the stage in front of members of the NC State family gathered Tuesday afternoon for a standing-room-only welcome celebration, our new chancellor Jim Woodward spent a few minutes speaking with us on camera. Watch the video — the first of many to come from Chancellor Woodward as he keeps his promise of openness and transparency.

Jun 18, 2009

Produce Lady Serves Up Advice

For ideas on preparing and preserving fresh fruits and vegetables, consult the “Produce Lady,” also known as Brenda Bryan Sutton.

Jun 18, 2009

Frey Named to Board

Dr. H. Christopher Frey, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, has been selected by the National Academy of Sciences to serve a three-year term on the Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology.