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Alastair Hadden

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture at night.

Sep 14, 2016

Awaiting the Opening

In August 2016, the Alumni Association caught up with Phil Freelon, who graduated from the College of Design in 1975, to see how he was feeling ahead of the grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Farmer out standing in his soybean field.

Aug 11, 2016

Our Shining Future

A new $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation makes the Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State a reality — and positions North Carolina as a global leader for education, research and innovation in the plant sciences. 

Roger Barker, director of the Textile Protection and Comfort Center.

Jun 27, 2016

Collaborative Research to Help Wildland Firefighters Survive

As firefighters in California unite to battle wildfires fueled by extreme heat, researchers from NC State's College of Textiles and College of Natural Resources have joined forces to look for ways to better protect them under the worst circumstances. 

Chris Gearing, Robert Davis and Annie McQuaid collaborating at the WebAssign headquarters on Centennial Campus.

Jun 24, 2016

A Legacy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

WebAssign, the company launched by late NC State physicist John Risley, has become a formidable innovator in customizable online instruction. 

NC State genetics researcher Trudy Mackay in her lab.

Jun 24, 2016

The Fly Whisperer

Pioneering geneticist Trudy Mackay's work with fruit flies is influencing scientists around the world and leading to important discoveries. 

NC State graduate and linguistics enthusiast Jessica Hatcher.

May 4, 2016

Speaking Her Language

Research awards and scholarships — including a Fulbright — have fostered Jessica Hatcher's love of linguistics. 

NC State graduate, Raleigh native and bat biologist Sam Freeze.

May 4, 2016

Call of the Wild

Private support at NC State has enabled Sam Freeze to turn his love for wildlife into a career as a conservationist and bat biologist. 

Keon Pettiway, Ph.D. in rhetoric, communication and digital media, stands by the solar sculpture in front of NC State's Hunt Library.

May 4, 2016

Recreating MLK

Keon Pettiway — Ph.D. in communication, rhetoric and digital media — has been a key member of the Virtual MLK Project at NC State. 

A model walks the runway at the 2016 Art2Wear fashion show at NC State.

Apr 27, 2016

Art2Wear 2016

For 15 years, the annual Art2Wear fashion show has been challenging young designers at NC State to create wearable art and put it in front of a passionate audience. Watch how the 2016 show unfolded. 

Nov 16, 2015

Prime Mover

Computer science graduate Xavier Primus was accepted into MIT, Georgetown and Duke — and then went to NC State instead. Learn why we’re increasingly the first choice of elite students. 

A dreamy double exposure of Alpert Bozkurt and his equations.

Sep 29, 2015

Brilliant Innovators

Two of the brightest young researchers within NC State’s College of Engineering have been producing outstanding work for years. Now they’ve won the acclaim of two of the world’s most influential technology magazines. 

A woman listens in on a conversation between two merchants at the North Carolina famers market.

Jul 27, 2015

So Long, Drawl

For more than half a century, the familiar Southern accent has been fading in Raleigh. Its disappearance has been so slow that locals may not even have noticed. But for Robin Dodsworth, associate professor in sociolinguistics at NC State, the decline tells the story of rapid social change across the urban South. 

A golden retriever, Oliver, bounds towards the camera at NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Apr 27, 2015

Terry’s Lasting Legacy

A new $16 million gift from the R.B. Terry Charitable Foundation will keep NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine on the cutting edge for years to come — by providing generous support for its student, faculty and research endowments. 

Buyers at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina sort food in an aisle of the Raleigh branch.

Dec 4, 2014

Bolstering Our Food Banks

The number of people at risk of going hungry in North Carolina is more than one in six. It often falls to the state’s food banks to provide relief from food insecurity — with help from industrial and systems engineers at NC State. 

Dr. Zhen Gu of NC State holds up a red solution from his "nanodaisies" cancer research.

Nov 10, 2014

Cancer-Killing Nanodaisies

NC State research has yielded a potential new weapon in the fight against cancer: a daisy-shaped drug carrier that’s many thousands of times smaller than the period at the end of this sentence.