Stories From Aug 2017

Aug 24, 2017  |  Campus Life

Gregg Museum Reveals First-Class Renovation

The Gregg Museum reopens this weekend in its new complex on Hillsborough Street. Director Roger Manley explains how the museum grew from an informal collection into an impressive home for the arts.

Aug 24, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Reduced Performance Triggers Turnover for Nonprofit Executives

Nonprofit organizations that have declining expenditures – an indication of reduced operations – are more likely to seek new leadership, according to a new study.

Aug 24, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

1 in 5 Women With Postpartum Mood Disorders Keep Quiet

A recent study finds 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers.

Aug 23, 2017  |  Events

Faculty Rockers Pay Tribute to Led Zeppelin

Five members of the NC State faculty are part of the Quadrivium Project, a Led Zeppelin tribute band that will perform two shows at Stewart Theatre this weekend.

Aug 23, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study of Homeless Finds Women at Disadvantage for Accessing Disability Benefits

A recent study of homeless adults finds women are at a significant disadvantage compared to men when it comes to accessing disability benefits.

Aug 22, 2017  |  Campus Life

Inventor Shares Tech Transfer Tips

NC State’s Fran Ligler, a recent inductee in the National Inventors Hall of Fame, knows what it takes to move research discoveries from the lab to the marketplace. She shared her insights at a Centennial Campus event last week.

Aug 22, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

Commercialization Breaks Records, Gears Up for More

NC State got down to business this past year, breaking records for startups, licenses and options and filing over 200 patents. Find out what makes NC State one of the nation’s best at commercializing research discoveries.

Aug 22, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Technique Expedites Chemical Screening to Prioritize Toxicity Testing

A new technique can determine if a chemical has the potential to activate key genes in seconds rather than the typical 24 hours or more. The technique can be used to prioritize chemicals for in-depth testing to determine their toxicity.

Aug 21, 2017  |  Events

Eclipses Have Shadowed NC State Before

Four previous eclipses have darkened the skies of NC State and Raleigh, including nearly full coverage in 1900, when the North Carolina State College for Agriculture and Mechanic Arts was barely 10 years old.

Aug 18, 2017  |  Service and Community

Beautiful Pairings: A Lifetime Commitment to Art and Design

When the new Gregg Museum of Art & Design opens, its visitors will owe a debt of gratitude to a couple who helped make the museum a reality — and who have made art and design their life’s work.

Aug 17, 2017  |  Campus Life

Dining Unveils Improvements, New Options

Check out the updates and improvements to culinary options around campus, as NC State Dining reveals the change it has made over the summer.

Aug 17, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

NC State and Oracle Pilot Big Data Project to Grow Agriculture

Oracle has selected NC State as a university partner to pilot a new program that uses big data to solve grand challenges in everything from agriculture to textiles to engineering. First on the list? Sweet potatoes.

Aug 17, 2017  |  Campus Life

Smoothing the Bumps in the Road

Donor support for NC State students reaches beyond scholarship funding. A new Student Emergency Fund administered by the Division of Academic and Student Affairs will help meet essential needs and ease unexpected burdens — keeping students like John Dunn on the track to success.

Aug 17, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

DELTA Faculty Fellows Recognized at Summer Shorts

Kim Allen, Ed Lindsay and Maria Gallardo-Williams were honored with certificates of appreciation at Summer Shorts, marking the completion of their outstanding service as Faculty Fellows. This group of dedicated faculty members is passionate about the future of educational technology.

Aug 17, 2017  |  Events

Eclipse 2017: How to View and See Another Day

The College of Sciences has a few tips on how to safely watch Monday's eclipse, including some ways that you can help collect data on this rare event. Join the campus community on Monday at the Brickyard from 12:30 until 4 p.m. Free eclipse glasses are available, along with a telescope for a closer view and misting tents to keep everyone cool.