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Stories From 2014

Dec 29, 2014

The Best of the Pack

At NC State, 2014 opened with a presidential visit and closed with record-high levels of research funding and donor support. Between those bookends lay a year of highlights: new public-private partnerships to tackle global challenges, problem-solving faculty research, athletic success at the conference and national levels, and more. 

Dec 22, 2014

2014 Research Round-Up Quiz

NC State researchers do amazing work. To see if you’ve been paying attention, we decided to highlight some fun science stories from the past year in a quiz. 

Dec 19, 2014

Fall 2014 Commencement

More than 3,400 new NC State graduates got their degrees on Dec. 18. Keynote speaker Vivian Howard, 2000 alum and PBS TV star, offered words of wisdom. 

Dec 19, 2014

NC State Doubles Down on Service

NC State earns two spots on a prestigious presidential honor roll, gaining national recognition for both community service and economic opportunity.  

Dec 18, 2014

Will Rapprochement Mean New Research Collaborations Between Cuba and the U.S.?

We asked Ruben Carbonell, National Academies member, Cuban American, and professor at NC State, what the rapprochement between Cuba and the U.S. may mean for fostering relationships and collaborations between U.S. research institutions and their Cuban counterparts. 

Dec 18, 2014

New Technique Moves Researchers Closer to New Range of GaN Biosensors

Researchers have found a way of binding peptides to the surface of gallium nitride (GaN) in a way that keeps the peptides stable even when exposed to water and radiation. The discovery moves researchers one step closer to developing a new range of biosensors for use in medical and biological research applications. 

Dec 16, 2014

Football Goes Bowling

NC State football caps a winning season with a trip to the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl on Jan. 26. The Wolfpack looks to improve on its all-time bowl record of 14-12-1. 

Dec 16, 2014

NC State to Hold Commencement Ceremony Dec. 18

PNC Arena will be awash in red as NC State confers more than 3,500 degrees on Thursday.  

Dec 16, 2014

Results: Big Data and More

From the challenges of information overload to the hunt for a stealth pathogen, NC State researchers confront the world's most complex problems. 

Dec 16, 2014

Religion and Politics in Japan: A Conversation With Religion Scholar Levi McLaughlin

In the wake of Japan's recent national elections, we talk to scholar Levi McLaughlin about the role of religion in Japanese politics (and why no one talks about it).