Stories From 2013

Dec 5, 2013

Baliga Receives IEEE Medal of Honor

One of the world's top scientific organizations has bestowed its Medal of Honor on an NC State professor who pioneered an energy-saving semiconductor switch that controls the flow of power from an electrical energy source to any application that needs energy.

Dec 5, 2013

Sale and Signings at Bookstore

Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping at the biggest sale of the year at the two NC State Bookstores locations. Wolfpack authors will be on hand to sign copies of their books.

Dec 5, 2013

Database Tracks Toxic Side Effects of Pharmaceuticals

Sometimes the cure can be worse than the disease. Pharmaceutical drugs are known for their potential side effects, and an important aspect of personalized medicine is to tailor therapies to individuals to reduce the chances of adverse events. Now researchers […]

Dec 4, 2013

Inventor, Electronics Innovator Baliga Wins IEEE’s Highest Award

Dr. Jayant Baliga, a Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University and founding director of the university’s Power Semiconductor Research Center, has received the Medal of Honor from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics […]

Dec 4, 2013

Working Odd Shifts Can Hurt Parent-Child Relationships

Research from North Carolina State University shows that working a job that doesn’t keep 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours can hurt the relationships between parents and adolescents, increasing the likelihood that children will engage in delinquent behaviors. However, the […]

Dec 3, 2013

NC State Partners With N.C. Office of Information Technology Services

An agreement between NC State and the N.C. Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) will provide students with real-world learning opportunities and allow state government to develop a pipeline of talent for its IT operations. As the state works to […]

Dec 3, 2013

Energy Setback Begins Dec. 20

If you plan to work on campus over the holidays, be prepared for chilly conditions. Temperatures in most buildings will be lowered to save money beginning the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 20, a few days earlier than usual.

Dec 3, 2013

Update Withholding Dec. 12-20

Between Dec. 12 and Dec. 20 you'll need to fill out and submit a new state tax withholding form. Mark your calendar now.

Dec 2, 2013

How Changing the Way We Study Gold Could Boost Communication Tech

Under the right circumstances, pushing on nothing is harder than pushing on something – at least when that “something” is gold. That’s the finding from a new materials science paper, and it’s a finding that could expedite the development of […]

Nov 27, 2013

Nanoscale Coatings Improve Stability and Efficiency of Devices for Renewable Fuel Generation

Splitting water into its components, two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen, is an important first step in achieving carbon-neutral fuels to power our transportation infrastructure – including automobiles and planes. Now, North Carolina State University researchers and colleagues from […]

Nov 26, 2013

Iron Preserves, Hides Ancient Tissues in Fossilized Remains

New research from North Carolina State University shows that iron may play a role in preserving ancient tissues within dinosaur fossils, but also may hide them from detection. The finding could open the door to the recovery of more ancient […]

Nov 25, 2013

Successful Year for Leadership Program

Randy and Susan Woodson celebrate the first year of the Chancellor's First-Year Student Leadership Program with 20 exceptional students.

Nov 25, 2013

Researchers Use Nanoscale ‘Patches’ to Sensitize Targeted Cell Receptors

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Duke University have developed nanoscale “patches” that can be used to sensitize targeted cell receptors, making them more responsive to signals that control cell activity. The finding holds promise for promoting healing and […]

Nov 25, 2013

Companies That Screen Social Media Accounts Alienate Job Candidates

Research from North Carolina State University shows companies that screen the social media accounts of job applicants alienate potential employees – making it harder for them to attract top job candidates.  In some cases, social media screening even increases the […]

Nov 22, 2013

NC State Announces University Faculty Scholars

North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson announced today the 2013-14 University Faculty Scholars, top NC State early- and mid-career faculty who will receive $10,000 in donated funds for each of the next five years to support their academic endeavors. […]