Stories From Dec 2016

Dec 28, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study Provides Evidence on Movement of Potato Famine Pathogen

Before it devastated Ireland, the pathogen that causes potato late blight set up shop in the United States. The pathogen's movement and evolution is the focus of an NC State study.

Dec 26, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Synthetic Stem Cells Could Offer Therapeutic Benefits, Reduced Risks

Durable synthetic cardiac stem cells provide therapeutic benefits in the lab and in animal models.

Dec 22, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study IDs Key Indicators Linking Violence and Mental Illness

New study finds a host of factors that are associated with subsequent risk of adults with mental illness becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. The work highlights the importance of interventions to treat mental-health problems in order to reduce community violence and instances of mental-health crises.

Dec 21, 2016

Celebrating Scholarship

More than 3,500 students will turn their tassels during NC State’s fall commencement on December 16. The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost provides support to ensure each of these students becomes a successful graduate.

Dec 21, 2016

Pack on the Track

Dig deeper into the bonds between NC State and NASCAR, including the story of Harrison Rhodes, a senior business major who moonlights as a professional stock car driver.

Dec 21, 2016

Investing in Leaders

A $5 million gift from NC State University alumnus Andy Albright and his wife, Jane, will bolster both the NC State Entrepreneurship Initiative and the General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center.

Dec 21, 2016

Biting Back

At NC State, we seek innovative solutions to emerging problems. In 2016, that includes pursuing interdisciplinary research to better understand and combat the spread of the Zika virus.

Dec 21, 2016

Opportunities to Grow

NC State’s Agricultural Institute has launched an initiative to connect a talented workforce with agriculture. North Carolina has one of the largest veteran populations in the country and as veterans leave military service many are looking for new jobs and opportunities.

Dec 21, 2016

Monumental Design

Durham architect Phil Freelon designs buildings that tell stories — and unite communities.

Dec 21, 2016

Packapalooza ’16

Dec 21, 2016

Fostering Care

Thanks to a $5 million gift from Michele and Ross Annable — and a generous one-to-one match from the R.B. Terry Charitable Foundation — many veterinary medicine students at NC State will now receive scholarship support and powerful encouragement to serve their communities.

Dec 21, 2016

Pack Rising

NC State’s annual spring commencement ceremony will take place at PNC Arena on Saturday, May 7, when Chancellor Randy Woodson will confer 64 associate’s, 3,779 bachelor’s, 1,467 master’s, 190 doctoral and 98 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. Those 5,598 new graduates will swell the total number for the academic year to 9,074.

Dec 21, 2016

Game-Changing Impact

Generous gifts from Randy and Tiffany Ramsey bolstered the university's programs for men's basketball and equine sports medicine.

Dec 21, 2016  |  Alumni

Think and Do the Extraordinary

Dec 16, 2016

Listening for Lava

Del Bohnenstiehl listens to underwater volcanic eruptions in order to confirm the presence of lava.