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Apr 1, 2015

NSF Director to Speak at NC State Commencement

NC State graduates will hear inspiring words from astrophysicist France A. Cordova, director of the National Science Foundation, at spring commencement. 

Apr 1, 2015

Springing Ahead of Nature: Device Increases Walking Efficiency

Research published in the journal Nature describes the way an unpowered exoskeleton device can put a spring in your step to increase walking efficiency. 

Apr 1, 2015

Isotope Study Shows Which Urban Ants Love Junk Food

Research finds that some – but not all – of the ant species on city streets have developed a taste for human food, offering insight into why certain ants are thriving in urban environments. The findings stem from a study that tested isotope levels in ants to determine the makeup of their diet. 

Mar 25, 2015

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Disbanded at NC State

The Tau Chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity has been disbanded after the discovery of a pledge book that contained offensive comments. Chancellor Randy Woodson has ordered a thorough review of the Greek Life system at NC State. 

Mar 25, 2015

Study Underscores Complexity of Geopolitics in the Age of the Aztec Empire

New archaeological research highlights the complexity of geopolitics in Aztec-era Mesoamerica and illustrates how the relationships among ancient states extended beyond warfare and diplomacy to issues concerning trade and the flow of goods. 

Mar 20, 2015

Shrinking Habitats Have Adverse Effects on World Ecosystems

A surprising and sobering study shows the degrading effects of habitat fragmentation. 

Mar 19, 2015

Researchers Use Liquid Shearing Method to Create Nanofiber ‘Gusher’

NC State researchers figure out the secret behind making "nanofiber gushers." 

Mar 18, 2015

Crocodile Ancestor Was Top Predator Before Dinosaurs Roamed North America

Carnufex carolinensis, or the “Carolina Butcher,” was a 9-foot long, land-dwelling crocodylomorph that stalked North Carolina before dinosaurs arrived on the continent. 

Mar 17, 2015

NC State Endowment Fund Announces New Hofmann Forest Plan

NC State Endowment Fund announces the long-term strategy for Hofmann Forest. 

Mar 16, 2015

Depictions of Race on TV News Can Influence Perception of Police

Research shows that depictions of race on television news programs can strongly influence support for police among non-white viewers.