In the News Features

May 25, 2016

Nonprofit Exec Turnover More Turbulent Than Previously Thought

NC State researchers found that most nonprofit executives do not leave their positions due to voluntary retirement, as previously thought. Amanda Stewart, humanities & social sciences, featured.

May 25, 2016

Headbands of Hope Fosters Fashion and Design for Childhood Cancer Patients

At Headbands of Hope, for every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. Jess Ekstrom, founder of Headbands of Hope, was inspired to start the organization as a college student at NC State.

May 25, 2016

West Genesee Grad Gets $10,000 For Pit Bull Vet Bills on Ellen Degeneres Show

When a pit bull named Pearl began losing weight, her owners traveled from vet to vet seeking answers. Veterinarians at NC State finally solved the mystery; Pearl’s pancreas didn’t produce an enzyme necessary to allow her to absorb food. Veterinary medicine featured.

May 25, 2016

Nonprofit Exec Turnover More Turbulent Than Thought

According to NC State research, turnover among executive leaders at nonprofit organizations is often plagued by problems – with very few transitional periods mirroring the cordial scenarios painted in the professional literature. Amanda Stewart, humanities & social sciences, featured.

May 25, 2016

National Academy of Sciences Views GE Crops as Safe to Human, Environmental Health

A new study by the National Academy of Sciences finds no substantiated evidence of human health risk from genetically engineered crops, nor did it find “conclusive cause-and-effect evidence” of environmental problems. Fred Gould, agriculture & life sciences, featured.

May 25, 2016

Nature Notes: Sugar-Free City Bees

Despite a lack of flowers in ever-developing urban areas, city bees have surprised researchers with their diet preference by sticking to a nectar-based diet and steering clear of processed sugar. Clint Penick, agriculture & life sciences, featured.

May 25, 2016

Former White House Chef Coming to Farm to Fork

Former assistant White House chef  Sam Kass is participating in the 2016 Farm to Fork Picnic Weekend, organized by NC State’s Center for Environmental Farming Systems. Kass and James Beard Award-winning chef Andrea Reusing will prepare a dinner of farm-fresh […]

May 25, 2016

Wearable Computer Teaches Dogs New Tricks

NC State researchers recently unveiled a new computerized dog harness that knows exactly when to dispense those yum-yums, optimizing the training process. Alper Bozkurt and David Roberts, engineering, featured.

May 24, 2016

No Junk-Food Diet: Even in Cities, Bees Find Flowers and Avoid Processed Sugars

NC State researchers found that bees in urban areas stick to a flower-nectar diet, steering clear of processed sugars found in soda and other junk food. Clint Penick, agriculture & life sciences, featured.

May 24, 2016

Organic Farmers Are Not Anti-Science – We Leave That to The Genetic Engineers

An NC State corn geneticist and member of the National Academy of Sciences stated in testimony before the National Research Council that conventional breeding typically costs about $1 million per trait, while genetic engineering costs $136 million per GE trait, with […]