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Mick Kulikowski

May 21, 2008

Students Receive Degrees at NC State’s May 2008 Commencement

North Carolina State University Chancellor James Oblinger conferred 4,030 degrees on 3,768 graduating students when the university held 2008 Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 10, at the RBC Center in Raleigh. Erskine Bowles, president of the University of North Carolina system, delivered the commencement address. Candidates for degrees were from 87 North Carolina counties, 31… 

May 21, 2008

NC State University Announces Spring Semester Dean’s List Students

North Carolina State University Chancellor James Oblinger announced that 6,075 undergraduate students earned Dean’s List honors at NC State during the spring 2008 semester. To make the Dean’s List, students must earn an academic grade-point average of 3.25 or higher if they are carrying 15 or more hours of course work, or a 3.5 grade-point average… 

May 12, 2008

UNC Tomorrow: Roadmap for Future

North Carolina State University’s May 1 report that responds to UNC Tomorrow – the charge from the University of North Carolina system that its 17 institutions become even more responsive to the needs of North Carolinians – highlights NC State’s comprehensive nature and presents initiatives that will allow it to continue to provide future solutions and… 

May 9, 2008

NC State’s Spontak Receives UNC System Teaching Award

Dr. Richard Spontak, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and materials science and engineering at North Carolina State University, has been honored with an Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Board of Governors. Dr. Richard Spontak Spontak is one of 17 educators – one from each UNC system campus… 

May 8, 2008

NC State to Hold Commencement Ceremonies May 10

North Carolina State University will confer more than 4,000 degrees on graduating students during its spring commencement exercises, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in the RBC Center in Raleigh. Media coverage is welcomed. Erskine Bowles, president of the University of North Carolina system, will deliver the commencement address. Chancellor James Oblinger will confer… 

May 7, 2008

Three NC State Faculty Will Receive Prestigious Holladay Medals

The North Carolina State University Board of Trustees will award the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence to three faculty members in recognition of their outstanding careers at NC State. The Holladay Medal is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member by the trustees and the university. This year’s honorees are Drs. Raymond E. Fornes,… 

May 6, 2008

Honors Baccalaureate Celebrates NC State’s Finest Faculty, Students

Outstanding achievement by North Carolina State University students and faculty will be recognized at the University Honors Baccalaureate and Celebration of Academic Excellence, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, in the McKimmon Center. The Honors Baccalaureate is free and open to the public. The McKimmon Center is located at the corner of Western… 

May 1, 2008

Election Experts Ready for May 6 Primary

For the first time in a long time, North Carolina is a battleground state in the 2008 presidential election. The eyes of the nation are on North Carolina in advance of the May 6 primary. North Carolina State University experts can provide clear insights into the primary, the pending general election and a host of… 

Apr 25, 2008

NC State to Honor Prezell Robinson at Annual Brotherhood Celebration

Dr. Prezell Russell Robinson, president emeritus and Charles A. Mott Endowed Distinguished Professor of Social Sciences at St. Augustine’s College, will deliver a public lecture on Friday, May 2, at 1 p.m. in the Witherspoon Student Center’s Washington Sankofa Room (Room 126) as part of North Carolina State University’s 26th annual University-Community Brotherhood Celebration. The… 

Apr 22, 2008

Nurture Over Nature

Score one for the nurture side of the nature vs. nurture debate, as North Carolina State University geneticists have shown that environmental factors such as lifestyle and geography play a large role in whether certain genes are turned on or off. By studying gene expression of white blood cells in 46 Moroccan Amazighs, or Berbers… 

Apr 21, 2008

Democratic Debate Canceled

The N.C. Democratic Party has announced that the Democratic presidential debate scheduled for Sunday, April 27, at North Carolina State University has been canceled due to “time constraints and logistical issues.” North Carolina’s primary is May 6. NC State has already been the site of visits by both of the Democratic candidates’ campaigners as they accelerate… 

Apr 18, 2008

V Foundation Grant to NC State Will Grow New Generation of Cancer Researchers

A new partnership between North Carolina State University and the V Foundation for Cancer Research will introduce young scientists to cancer therapeutic research, encouraging them to pursue careers in combating the disease. Fueled by a $1 million award from the V Foundation for Cancer Research, the Jimmy V-NC State Cancer Therapeutics Training Program will get students… 

Apr 17, 2008

Erskine Bowles to Serve As NC State Spring Commencement Speaker

Erskine Bowles, president of the University of North Carolina system, will deliver North Carolina State University’s commencement address on Saturday, May 10, at the RBC Center in Raleigh. The commencement ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. During the ceremony, Chancellor James Oblinger will confer honorary degrees on behalf of NC State to three distinguished recipients: Pat… 

Apr 15, 2008

NC State to Host UNC Tomorrow Open Forum

North Carolina State University will host an open forum to give faculty, staff and students an opportunity to comment on, ask questions about and make recommendations to a report detailing NC State’s response to UNC Tomorrow – a charge from the University of North Carolina system that its branch campuses become even more responsive to the… 

Apr 2, 2008

Study: Organic, Sustainable Soils ‘Healthier’ Than Conventional Soils

In a study of soils found on crop-producing N.C. farms, North Carolina State University researchers found that soils on farms that used organic or sustainable production methods had lower levels of Southern blight disease and were overall “healthier” than soils on farms using conventional farming methods. The study showed that Southern blight disease, a common…