Stories From 2009

Nov 19, 2009

NC State, UNC Partner on Information Technology to Save Money, Improve Efficiency

North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will save money and improve efficiency by partnering on the human resources and finance components of their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Both campuses use Oracle’s PeopleSoft […]

Nov 19, 2009

Thanks, But No Thanks: Avoiding Food Poisoning At Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to share a meal with loved ones, but it is also a time when small mistakes in the kitchen can lead to foodborne illness. Dr. Ben Chapman, food safety specialist and assistant professor of food science […]

Nov 17, 2009

On Your Last Nerve: NC State Researchers Advance Understanding of Stem Cells

Researchers from North Carolina State University have identified a gene that tells embryonic stem cells in the brain when to stop producing nerve cells called neurons. The research is a significant advance in understanding the development of the nervous system, […]

Nov 16, 2009

Nothing But Net

Pay attention, Shaq: Two NC State engineers have figured out the best way to shoot a free throw - a frequently underappreciated skill that gets more important as the game clock winds down. For the rest of us, it's an opportunity to learn how to leave the bricks on the Brickyard and delve into the physics of a successful free throw.

Nov 16, 2009

NC State Research Shows Need To Address Hemophilia In Developing World

When modern medicine finds a way to treat a medical condition, people often think that the problem is solved. But we also have to find ways to get that treatment into the hands of those who need it. For example, […]

Nov 12, 2009

What’s Old is New Again

Over time, our electronic devices have gotten flatter, faster and more technologically advanced, allowing us to work, watch or Facebook in ways we never have before. But many of the machines that they’ve replaced – like clunky, antiquated CRT monitors, stacks of CDs and inkjet printers – get shoved into supply closets, storage cabinets and even landfills, creating significant occupational and environmental issues that must be addressed.

Nov 12, 2009

In Memoriam: Cindy Boone Sears

Cindy Boone Sears, the university’s director of trademark licensing, died Wednesday. She had worked at NC State for 32 years.

Nov 12, 2009

Professor Contributes Chapter

Architecture Professor Thomas Barrie contributed a chapter for a book published by the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts this year.

Nov 12, 2009

College Joins Business Partnership

NC State’s College of Management is the newest member of the International Partnership of Business Schools, a dual-degree program hosted by the ESB Business School at  Reutlingen University in Germany.

Nov 12, 2009

New Book on Victorian Poet

Dr.  Tony Harrison, department head and distinguished professor of English, has a new book about a Victorian poet and critic due out this month.