Stories From Jun 2017

Jun 20, 2017  |  The Abstract

Communicating Science to Skeptical Audiences

Conveying scientific findings to a skeptical audience can be a daunting task.

Jun 20, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

Arboretum Director: Helping Your Garden Grow

You want a green thumb, but your plants are all brown. Learn how heat and soil affect your garden, and why you should think about getting rid of your lawn.

Jun 20, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Ancient Skulls Shed Light on Migration in the Roman Empire

Skeletal evidence shows that, hundreds of years after the Roman Republic conquered most of the Mediterranean world, coastal communities in what is now south and central Italy still bear distinct physical differences to one another.

Jun 19, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Most State Pension Plans Paper Over Unfunded Liabilities

An analysis of state pension plans from across the country finds that the already troubling state of pension finances may be even worse than it first appears because many pension managers are making their plan’s financial condition look better by perpetually putting off payments.

Jun 15, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Saving America’s Nuclear Industry

NC State is helping the nuclear energy industry remain a significant part of America's long-term energy portfolio.

Jun 15, 2017  |  Campus Life

Check Out the 2017 Common Reading Selection

"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates is NC State’s 2017 Common Reading Program selection. Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn more about the text at NC State’s convocation on Aug. 14 in Reynolds Coliseum.

Jun 15, 2017  |  Campus Life

Small Changes Yield Big Results

Real-time, online weight management program addresses what’s arguably the biggest public health issue today: overweight and obesity.

Jun 15, 2017  |  Service and Community

Fighting Child Malnutrition in Haiti — With Goats

For more than a decade, professor Charlotte Farin and the NC State Haiti Goat Project have joined the country’s struggle against rampant childhood malnutrition. Now they plan to expand, doubling the number of protein-rich meals provided to schools each month.

Jun 15, 2017  |  Service and Community

Council Honored With 2017 Godwin Red Torch Award

Alumna Kathryn Council is honored for her work to further the mission of the NC State University Foundation. Learn about her generous efforts to support the university.

Jun 15, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

Keene Receives 1-Year Appointment to NSF as Program Officer

As a program officer with the National Science Foundation, the associate professor of mathematics education will be involved in grant proposals related to improving STEM Teaching at the Undergraduate Level.

Jun 15, 2017  |  Alumni

AgPack Strong: A World of Possibilities

Kim Shearer has always loved plants. Shearer, who earned NC State degrees in plant biology and horticultural science in 2013, is now the tree and shrub breeder at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill.

Jun 15, 2017  |  Students

How Culture and Education Interact in the Big Easy

Eight undergraduate College of Education students went on a cultural immersion trip to New Orleans to see how culture influences public education and understand how Hurricane Katrina affected local schools.

Jun 15, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

Huffman Named Head of Physics Department

Paul Huffman, a prominent nuclear physicist, has been named the new head of the Department of Physics.

Jun 15, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

12 Receive Awards for Excellence

Staff members from across NC State are recognized for exemplary service. Meet this year's winners of the University Awards for Excellence.

Jun 14, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Eastman Partnership a Win-Win

Officials at Eastman Chemical say the company will renew its master research agreement with NC State, citing the benefits of the strategic partnership.