Stories From 2010

Dec 24, 2010

Excelling Under a Watchful Eye

Russell Wilson's late father always told him that there is a king in every crowd, looking to make sure he did things properly. Few people have had more attention on them - and handled it with more poise - than Wilson, the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl MVP, honor student and star baseball player.

Dec 23, 2010

How We Navigated 2010

We know you're not nostalgic but don't you want to relive some of the milestones of 2010 before 2011 steals all the attention?

Dec 22, 2010

From Fossils To New Tech: Research Highlights From 2010

From prehistoric penguins, which help us understand the mysteries of evolution, to “artificial leaves” that could change the face of solar energy, 2010 was a fascinating year of research at North Carolina State University. As we prepare for 2011, we […]

Dec 21, 2010

Wolfpack in the… Toy Department?

The competition was fierce at a local retail store, where members of the NC State football team took time out from bowl preparations to stuff shopping carts in a quest to become the team's top shopper for the Marines' Toys for Tots program. In just 45 minutes, players snagged more than $24,000 in toys to give to children in need.

Dec 21, 2010

Zublena Leads Extension

Dr. Joe Zublena has been named state Cooperative Extension Service director and associate dean for extension in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Dec 21, 2010

Generosity Unrivaled

NC State chancellor Randy Woodson announced Friday, Dec. 17, that the university has received the largest gift in its history - $40 million - from Lonnie and Carol Johnson Poole. The substantial part of their contribution, $37 million, funds an endowment to support and name NC State's College of Management.

Dec 21, 2010

Trivial Pursuits: The Abstract’s 2010 Quiz

The Abstract staff will be taking off for a couple of weeks to prepare for 2011. In an attempt to amuse and entertain ourselves you, we’ve pulled together a quick quiz on some of the research we’ve written about in […]

Dec 20, 2010

Dispatches From The North Pole: Santa’s Bag Of Toys

Editor’s Note: This is the last in a series of occasional dispatches from Dr. Larry Silverberg, a researcher at NC State who is leading a visiting scholars program at Santa’s Workshop-North Pole Labs (NPL). Dr. Silverberg is an expert in […]

Dec 16, 2010

NC State Receives Record Gift

Chancellor Randy Woodson announced today that the university has received the largest gift in its history—$40 million—from Lonnie and Carol Johnson Poole.

Dec 16, 2010

Undersea Methane Could be a Source of Ancient Carbon in Oceans

A North Carolina State University researcher is part of a team that has found methane is converted into dissolved organic matter within “cold seeps” – undersea areas where fluids bubble up through sediments at the bottom of the ocean.  This […]

Dec 16, 2010

NC State’s Chancellor to Announce Significant Donation

North Carolina State University officials will announce a significant gift to the university and its College of Management during an event at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, in Nelson Hall Auditorium (room 3400). Media coverage is invited. Parking is […]

Dec 16, 2010

A Haven for Kids and Art

When Shelley Smith graduates in May, she'll leave NC State with more than a degree. The Caldwell Fellow gained valuable (and challenging) experience building an art program for at-risk youth.

Dec 16, 2010

2011 Common Reading Announced

NC State's Common Reading Selection Committee has chosen The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot as the shared summer reading for the entering class of 2011.

Dec 15, 2010

NC State to Operate Under Adverse Weather Advisory Until 10 A.M.

Based on predicted weather conditions for Thursday, Dec. 16, North Carolina State University will operate under Status 4 (adverse weather advisory) until 10 a.m. Under this status, all personnel except critical staff are to follow provisions outlined for adverse weather conditions until […]

Dec 15, 2010

Homing in on Bed Bugs

NC State experts are fighting back against bed bugs with training and genetic research on pesticide resistance. Learn more and watch a bed bug-sniffing beagle.