Stories From Jan 2018

Jan 30, 2018

Designing Greenways for Diverse Users

Researchers hit the trails to find out who's using urban greenways for recreation. Their results can help improve greenway design.

Jan 30, 2018  |  The Abstract

Energizing African Development

Lack of access to reliable power is termed “energy poverty,” and we are studying efforts to address it.

Jan 29, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Bone Experts Offer How-To Video For Forensic Professionals

Researchers have created a how-to video to train forensic practitioners in using bone mineral density to extract more information from human remains.

Jan 26, 2018  |  Events

2018 Krispy Kreme Challenge Offers Runners a Daring Delight

As the Krispy Kreme Challenge takes another lap around Raleigh this Saturday, we look back at some sugary stats racked up over the race's first 14 years.

Jan 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

How Humans Affect Mammal Movement

NC State zoologist Roland Kays explains a new international study of the movements of 57 mammal species, from weasel-like fishers in Albany, New York, to maneless lions in Tsavo, Kenya.

Jan 25, 2018  |  Campus Life

Watch for Employee Survey Next Week

Help NC State identify areas of strength and areas that need improvement as a workplace. The UNC System Employee Engagement Survey begins Monday, Jan. 29, and runs through Feb. 12. Watch for details via email or campus mail.

Jan 25, 2018  |  Campus Life

Events Highlight Human Trafficking

Learn more about the global problem of human trafficking at a series of events next week.

Jan 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

Can You Guess Which Species Has the Most Gut Microbes?

Comparisons of gut microbe diversity are a step toward understanding complex ecosystems that play an important role in the health of species – including our own.

Jan 24, 2018  |  Campus Life

System Updates Identity, Logo

The UNC System rolls out 'a new look for a new era,’ capturing President Margaret Spellings’ vision for keeping higher education accessible and central to the state’s growing prosperity.

Jan 23, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Forensic Researchers Find Femur Offers Insight Into Age of Deceased

Forensic researchers have found a more accurate way to assess an individual’s age at death, based on the bone mineral density of the femur.

Jan 22, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Placental Accumulation of Flame Retardant Chemical Alters Serotonin Production in Rat Offspring

New research shows flame retardants can have sex-specific effects on placental functions critical for brain development.

Jan 22, 2018  |  Campus Life

Dance and Film Intertwine at Gregg Museum

The Dance Program presents an evening of dance and film in an art gallery at the newly renovated Gregg Museum of Art and Design.

Jan 22, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Persistent Photoconductivity Used to Stimulate Neurotypic Cells

Researchers have, for the first time, used a material’s persistent photoconductivity to stimulate neurotype cells.

Jan 17, 2018  |  Faculty and Staff

Barrangou Wins NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences

Rodolphe Barrangou wins yet another prestigious award for his discovery of the genetic mechanisms and proteins driving CRISPR-Cas systems.

Jan 17, 2018  |  Campus Life

Olympian Now Champions NC State

U.S. Olympic Hall-of-Famer Jean Driscoll is ready for a new challenge: building support for NC State’s acclaimed College of Design. The elite Paralympic athlete and eight-time Boston Marathon winner is the college’s new executive director of development.