Stories From Jun 2017

Jun 29, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

Breeding Better Blueberries

Researcher Hamid Ashrafi builds on a strong NC State tradition in developing berries benefiting consumers and farmers alike.

Jun 29, 2017  |  Alumni

Zoo Veterinarian Guthrie: “Be Fearless”

CALS alumna Amanda Guthrie is living her dream as senior veterinary officer at the ZSL London Zoo, overseeing the care of nearly 20,000 animals.

Jun 29, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff Giving

Testimonials Etched in Stone

Brant Ramm describes himself as a certified dog person. In fact, he’s got concrete proof.

Jun 29, 2017  |  Academics

Teaching Cultural Competencies Through Virtual Reality

NC State’s Global Training Initiative and DELTA staff have incorporated virtual reality in an immersive approach to teach cultural competencies to students and professionals in an online environment.

Jun 29, 2017

Variation at a Central Metabolic Gene Influences Male Fruit Fly Lifespan

Why do females outlive males? For fruit flies, the answer can be found in the expression of an important metabolism gene.

Jun 29, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Global Survey: Execs Reporting Significant Risks – But Less-Than-Robust Efforts to Address Them

A global survey of executives finds that most view the world as increasingly risky, but most report their organizations are not developing more robust risk management processes.

Jun 28, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

Ombuds Expands Services to Help Staff

Unsure how to handle a job-related issue or concern? Now NC State’s helpful ombuds office is open to both faculty and staff.

Jun 26, 2017  |  Campus Life

Juneteenth Marked as Milestone in Fight for Equality

Longtime NC State professor Rupert Nacoste discusses society’s ongoing struggle for equality at a campus event in honor of Juneteenth. Learn how working in coalition helps us rise together.

Jun 26, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Hot Cities Spell Bad News for Bees

A new study finds that common wild bee species decline as urban temperatures increase.

Jun 22, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

New Design Improves Performance of Flexible Wearable Electronics

New design has self-healing properties to maintain connections - and keep devices working - even after a thousand flexes.