Stories From 2011

Dec 26, 2011

A Look Back at 2011

Another active year is in the books at NC State. See how the Wolfpack made a global impact in 2011.

Dec 22, 2011

Suits for Students

If you're cleaning out your closet over the holidays, set aside any suits or business attire you're ready to part with for a suit drive Jan. 4-5 to benefit students.

Dec 22, 2011

Powering Down for the Holidays

NC State's energy-saving holiday plans call for lowering temperature settings and turning off lights and office equipment. Here's how you can help.

Dec 22, 2011

How Does Santa Do It?

It takes more than magic to get Santa into millions of homes on Christmas Eve. NC State professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Dr. Larry Silverberg details the science behind St. Nicholas.

Dec 21, 2011

Help Set a Record for Generosity

Would you like to help NC State set a record for helping others? The Wolfpack Gives Back effort is $1,557 from an all-time record for charitable donations to the State Employees Combined Campaign.

Dec 20, 2011

Year in Review

NC State had a global impact in 2011, from the White House to Tahrir Square. Here's a look at some of the highlights.

Dec 19, 2011

Cockroach Hookup Signal Could Benefit Endangered Woodpecker

A North Carolina State University discovery of the unique chemical composition of a cockroach signal – a “Let’s hook up” sex pheromone emitted by certain female wood cockroaches to entice potential mates – could have far-ranging benefits, including improved conservation […]

Dec 19, 2011

Book Examines Middle Eastern Christianity

Akram Fouad Khater, professor and director of Middle East studies, has written a new book about the history of Middle Eastern Christianity.

Dec 19, 2011

NC State mints 3,400 new graduates

More than 3,400 new graduates received their degrees Saturday during fall commencement activities. The new alumni heard from keynote speaker Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, a Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist and NC State alumnus.

Dec 19, 2011

Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance (Part V – Conclusion)

Editor’s Note: Readers of The Abstract are generally interested in research, science and technology. People that fall into that camp are often also devotees of science fiction. So, in a throw back to the serialized storytelling of the golden age […]

Dec 16, 2011

Trivial Pursuits: The Abstract’s 2011 Quiz

The Abstract staff will be taking off for a couple of weeks to prepare for 2012. 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 over […]

Dec 16, 2011

From Superbugs To Supernovas: Research Highlights From 2011

From research in antibiotic use and superbugs, which could help us address a global medical challenge, to a supernova finding that solved a millennia-old stellar mystery, 2011 was an exciting year for research at North Carolina State University. As we […]

Dec 15, 2011

Feral Pigs In (Outdoor) Space

Roaming feral pigs have established populations in 37 of our 50 states, causing an estimated $800 million in damage annually. And they may be sharing much more than just space with their domesticated brethren. Feral pig populations are exploding across […]

Dec 15, 2011

From Superbugs to Supernovas

NC State scientists made headlines in 2011 for major discoveries. Learn who advanced the study of superbugs, who solved a stellar mystery nearly 2,000 years old and much more.

Dec 14, 2011

OIT Launches New Antivirus Software

New antivirus software is available for faculty, staff and students. The Office of Information Technology will begin releasing Trend Micro OfficeScan Version 10.6 to campus today.