Stories From Jul 2014

Jul 31, 2014

UNC Campus Security Initiative Releases Final Report and Recommendations

The UNC Campus Security Initiative issued a final report today, offering a comprehensive review and recommendations for improving safety and security across the 17-campus University of North Carolina. In a time of growing concern and increasing regulation of safety issues […]

Jul 31, 2014  |  Events

Project Taps Hunt Tech

A visiting scholar uses the Hunt Library's advanced technologies to present an unconventional history project about a pioneering educational institution. Two performances are scheduled for Aug. 4.

Jul 30, 2014  |  Campus Life

Top-25 Best Value, Says Forbes

Forbes releases its annual list of America's top colleges with a nod to NC State, which it ranks among the best values in higher education.

Jul 30, 2014

Urbanization: Good for Pests, Bad for Trees

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Steve Frank, an assistant professor of entomology at NC State.The post first appeared on Frank’s blog, Insect Ecology and Integrated Pest Management. My wife is from a neighborhood outside Baltimore called Lawyers […]

Jul 29, 2014

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Àngels de Luis Balaguer

Editor’s note: This post was written by Àngels de Luis Balaguer, a postdoctoral researcher in plant biology at NC State (who also earned her Ph.D. in electrical engineering at NC State). The post is an entry in an ongoing series […]

Jul 28, 2014

Money Values NC State

Another magazine jumps on the rankings bandwagon. See how NC State scores on Money's new list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money."

Jul 28, 2014  |  Research and Innovation

Motivation May Explain Disconnect Between Cognitive Testing and Real-Life Functioning for Older Adults

A psychology researcher at North Carolina State University is proposing a new theory to explain why older adults show declining cognitive ability with age, but don’t necessarily show declines in the workplace or daily life. One key appears to be […]

Jul 28, 2014  |  Research and Innovation

Social Network Research May Boost Prairie Dog Conservation Efforts

Researchers using statistical tools to map social connections in prairie dogs have uncovered relationships that escaped traditional observational techniques, shedding light on prairie dog communities that may help limit the spread of bubonic plague and guide future conservation efforts. The […]

Jul 25, 2014

NC State Sets Sponsored Research Record

NC State University surpassed $300 million in sponsored research funding for the first time during the 2013-14 fiscal year, spurred by success capturing federal awards along with record-setting funding from industry partners. NC State ended the fiscal year with a […]

Jul 23, 2014

Urban Heat Boosts Some Pest Populations 200-Fold, Killing Red Maples

New research from North Carolina State University shows that urban “heat islands” are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern United States. One factor is that researchers have found warmer temperatures increase the number of young produced by the gloomy […]