Stories From Apr 2018

Apr 30, 2018  |  Students

NC State Names Class of 2022 Goodnight Scholars

NC State selects 50 Goodnight Scholars for its Class of 2022.

Apr 27, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

City Fish Evolve Different Body Forms Than Country Fish

Some stream fish evolve sleek body shapes in urbanized waters, while others become less streamlined. Biologist Brian Langerhans examines the body shape disparities between city and rural fish.

Apr 26, 2018  |  The Abstract

Scratching the Surface of Itch

Santosh Mishra talks with the Abstract about the basics of itching and his latest research project.

Apr 26, 2018  |  Campus Life

Poppies, Flyover to Mark WWI Centenary

Attend a ceremony at the Belltower on Tuesday to mark the one-hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I. The plaza will be decorated with thousands of real and artificial red poppies, the internationally recognized symbol of remembrance.

Apr 26, 2018

Evicted Bats Get New Digs on Campus

After University Transportation ousted a colony of bats from a campus parking deck, a group of faculty and staff collaborated to find the bats a new home.

Apr 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

What the Nose Knows

A team of researchers at NC State put the olfactory prowess of dogs to a new test – whether dogs can reliably detect certain forms of cancer.

Apr 23, 2018  |  Campus Life

Lights! Camera! Apprehension!

Auditioning for a musical theater production taught Career Development Center leader Marcy Bullock important lessons about life and herself. Bullock shares the joys and trials of seizing the moment in a delightfully candid first-person story.

Apr 23, 2018  |  Faculty and Staff

Textile Engineering Prof Wins UNC Teaching Award

Melissa Pasquinelli emphasizes creative and critical thought in the classroom. Her approach means she sometimes learns alongside her students.

Apr 23, 2018  |  Faculty and Staff

NC State Names Kevin Howell Vice Chancellor for External Affairs, Partnerships and Economic Development

Alumnus Kevin Howell will return to his alma mater to take a vice chancellor position.

Apr 23, 2018

Edelman to Give NC State Spring Commencement Speech

NC State graduates will hear inspiring words from Marian Wright Edelman, an advocate for disadvantaged Americans, and recognize the work of Temple Grandin, a pioneer in improving animal welfare, during spring graduation ceremonies May 12.

Apr 22, 2018  |  Campus Life

A Day in the Life of Campus Sustainability

During an average day on campus, NC State students come into contact with hundreds of sustainability initiatives, often without even realizing it.

Apr 20, 2018  |  Campus Life

NC State Breaks Ground on Fitts-Woolard Hall, Announces Major Gift

Thanks to a $25 million gift, the newest Centennial Campus engineering building will be named Fitts-Woolard Hall in honor of donors Edward P. Fitts and Edgar S. Woolard.

Apr 20, 2018

Wood Formation Model To Fuel Progress in Bioenergy, Paper, New Applications

Need stronger timber, better biofuel or new sources of green chemicals? A new systems biology model built on decades of NC State research will help engineer trees for specific needs.

Apr 19, 2018  |  Campus Life

Belltower Event Commemorates End of WWI

A May 1 event marking the centennial anniversary of the end of the First World War features a flyover of F-15 fighters, a 21-gun salute and a carpet of poppies. The Belltower ceremony is open to the public.

Apr 19, 2018  |  The Abstract

Partnering With Hunters, Anglers For Citizen Science

A new citizen science project is enlisting the hunting and fishing communities to help scientists understand the basic biology of a host of fish, bird and mammal species.