Stories From May 2017

May 18, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

Western Manor Apartments Lead Pack In Recycling Competition

Residents of NC State’s Western Manor Apartments led the Wolfpack to its strongest finish yet in a nationwide collegiate recycling competition this winter. RecycleMania is a national competition of more than 300 universities competing to reduce campus landfill waste while also boosting recycling and composting rates.

May 18, 2017  |  Service and Community

Spotlight on Giving: Kathryn Hair

Kathryn Hair knows the importance of private giving, both as a donor and as a business and tech app analyst for Advancement Services.

May 18, 2017  |  Service and Community

Don’t Miss Upcoming Farm to Fork Events

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ Farm to Fork Weekend is coming soon. Tickets are still available for the Sustainable Supper featuring food writer and culinary historian Michael Twitty and for the Farm to Fork Picnic.

May 18, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Water Efficiency in Rural Areas is Getting Worse, Even as it Improves in Urban Centers

A nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and urban areas, with most urban areas becoming more water efficient and most rural areas becoming less and less efficient over time.

May 17, 2017

Forests in Flux

Changes in temperature and rainfall patterns are shifting the trees in our forests, with hardwood species moving inland and evergreens moving north.

May 17, 2017  |  The Abstract

The Boll Weevil War, or How Farmers and Scientists Saved Cotton in the South

The boll weevil is not much to look at, but it was powerful enough to forge an unprecedented partnership between farmers, legislators and scientists.

May 16, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Commission Releases Report on Eradicating Hunger

Chancellor Randy Woodson chairs a commission dedicated to solving the challenge of global hunger. The commission's report highlights the need for coordinated action involving public universities, government and other partners.

May 16, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study: ‘Moral Enhancement’ Technologies Are Neither Feasible Nor Wise

Recent study finds “moral enhancement technologies” are neither feasible nor wise, based on an assessment of existing research.

May 15, 2017  |  Events

#NCState17

On Saturday, May 13, we conferred 5,871 degrees to the graduating class of 2017. We couldn't be more proud of our newest alumni and can't wait to see what they Think and Do next.

May 15, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Use Molecular Dynamics and Machine Learning to Create ‘Hyper-predictive’ Computer Models for Drug Discovery

Denis Fourches uses molecular dynamics and machine learning to create hyper-predictive drug discovery models.

May 15, 2017  |  Students

Goodnight Scholars Program Announces First Transfer Class

Ten transfer students join NC State's Goodnight Scholars program.

May 11, 2017

Tracking the Protein Patrollers

A nanoprobe developed by biophysicists at NC State could allow researchers to trace the movements of different proteins along DNA – without the drawbacks of current methods. A host of proteins patrol your DNA helix like cops on a beat. […]

May 11, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

Sign Up to Be Wellness Champion

Volunteer to be an NC State Wellness Champion. Registration is open through June 15.

May 11, 2017  |  Service and Community

Building a Legacy

NC State University alumna Clare Jordan founded the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity more than 25 years ago. She now supports an endowment that will benefit students who are completing nonprofit internships.

May 11, 2017  |  Campus Life

Path Forward for Prague

The NC State European Center in Prague is the university’s only permanent international facility that welcomes both students and faculty alike. Learn more about the expansion and efforts to better serve the entire university community at home and abroad.