Stories From 2009

Dec 10, 2009

NC State, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences Get $1 Million Grant

North Carolina State University and The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences have received a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease to study why some patients have serious liver reactions to otherwise safe […]

Dec 10, 2009

Human Rights Day

Chancellor Jim Woodward signed a proclamation for the campus observance of Human Rights Day, marking the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations in 1948.

Dec 10, 2009

From Garden to Classroom

Julieta Sherk followed that passion for edible plants to NC State, where she joined the faculty this semester as a new assistant professor of landscape design in the horticultural science department.

Dec 10, 2009

Hidden Histories

Judy Kertész is co-curator of “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas” – a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.

Dec 9, 2009

Jeff Owen

Forestry extension specialist can discuss Christmas tree production, fertility and business management. Read more about this expert.

Dec 9, 2009

Debunking Fears: Latino Growth Does Not Boost Crime

Rural industries, such as meat-packing and textile manufacturing, create job opportunities that have brought significant numbers of Latino workers and their families to small- and medium-sized towns. This influx of Latino migrants is often met with resistance from other residents, […]

Dec 8, 2009

NC State Vets Lead Way in Disaster Response for Animals

Most people can picture the first responders who come to the rescue in the wake of a natural disaster. But who provides emergency help for the dogs, cats and horses that people love? And who takes care of the cows, […]

Dec 7, 2009

NC State Holds Forensic Science Symposium for National and State Law Enforcement

North Carolina State University will hold its second annual forensic science symposium –including demonstrations and discussions of cutting-edge crime scene investigation technology and techniques – on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the College of Textiles. […]

Dec 3, 2009

Mayor Proclaims Mindy Sopher Day

Mindy Sopher, an academic adviser in the Office of Advising and Student Services, was honored with her own day. Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker proclaimed  Friday, Nov. 20, as Mindy Sopher Day.

Dec 3, 2009

McCorkle Publishes Collection

English Professor Jill McCorkle has published Going Away Shoes, her latest collection of short stories.

Dec 3, 2009

Taylor Appointed to Advisory Board

The Foundation for Ethics in Public Service has appointed Andrew J. Taylor, chair and professor of political science, to its advisory board.

Dec 3, 2009

Dunn Wins Book Award

Dr. Rob Dunn, assistant professor of biology, won the natural history category of the 2009 National Outdoor Book Awards.

Dec 3, 2009

Hall Renamed for Joab Thomas

South Gardner Hall was renamed Thomas Hall on Nov. 19, in honor of Dr. Joab L. Thomas, NC State’s ninth chancellor.

Dec 3, 2009

Research on the Half Shell

NC State researchers and partners will lend a hand with a project to revitalize oyster beds along the Pamlico Sound and create jobs in an industry that has suffered during the recent economic downturn.

Dec 3, 2009

The Science of Santa

New research shows that Santa is able to make his appointed rounds through the pioneering use of cutting-edge science and technology.