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May 6, 2015

Spirits Rejoice! A Musician and Scholar Talks About Jazz, Religion, and American Culture

Religion professor and jazz musician Jason Bivins talks about his new book that explores the links between religion, jazz and American culture. 

May 6, 2015

Study: Part-Time College Faculty Crave Respect, Office Space

A new study of part-time faculty members' job satisfaction shows ways colleges and universities can offer support, from providing office space to a place at the table when decisions are made.  

May 5, 2015

‘Microcombing’ Creates Stronger, More Conductive Carbon Nanotube Films

A new technique creates pure carbon nanotube films that are stronger than any previous such films. The technique also improves the electrical conductivity that makes these films attractive for use in electronic and aerospace applications. 

May 5, 2015

Top 5 Reasons to Garden for Native Bees

Five good reasons to take steps to make your garden welcoming to native bee species. 

May 4, 2015

Outfitting First Responders

NC State textile researchers are creating next-generation uniforms for EMTs and firefighters.  

May 1, 2015

Cross-population Study Links Individuals’ Chemical Sensitivity, Genes

A new study looks for links between individuals' chemical sensitivity and genetic differences. 

May 1, 2015

Study Finds Guidance Improves Food Safety Practices at School, Community Gardens

School and community gardens have become increasingly popular in recent years, but the people managing and working in these gardens are often unfamiliar with food safety practices that reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Now researchers have developed guidelines that address how to limit risk in these gardens – and a pilot study shows that the guidelines make a difference. 

May 1, 2015

Citizen Science Helps Predict Risk of Emerging Infectious Disease

More than 1,600 trained volunteers, from high school students to firefighters, contributed a sudden oak death tracking project that accurately predicted the disease's spread, showing the promise for crowdsourced science.  

Apr 30, 2015

Why, and How, Computational Research Matters is Changing Materials Science

To stay competitive, businesses and governments are constantly looking for materials that will open the door to new technologies or sources of energy. And computational research is key to developing those new materials. 

Apr 29, 2015

NC State Receives $6.5 Million from NIEHS to Study Effect of Environment on Human Health

Researchers from the NC State Center for Human Health and the Environment have received a five-year, $6.5 million grant from the NIEHS to investigate the effects of environmental factors on human health.