Skip to main content

In the News

NC State news is shared far and wide. Below are just some of our recent appearances in local, regional, national and international media publications.

Jan 20, 2021 WRAL

More time outdoors, with others needed to lower stress among college students, NCSU reseacher says

Lincoln Larson, an associate professor at North Carolina State University, and Clemson researchers conducted a study showing more college students report feeling unmotivated, anxious, stressed and isolated during the pandemic. 

Jan 20, 2021 Triangle Business Journal

How NC State’s new clothing line could boost revenue, scholarships

N.C. State University is further developing what it calls an “upscale” apparel and merchandise line that could potentially be a real boost to the university’s bottom line, and provide scholarship support for students. The Belltower Collection is being billed as a private label brand that was developed by, and is proprietary to, N.C. State. The… 

Jan 20, 2021 News-Medical Life Sciences

Inflammation may contribute to the persistence of C. diff infection, shows study

A new study from North Carolina State University shows that the inflammation caused by Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection gives the pathogen a two-fold advantage: by both creating an inhospitable environment for competing bacteria and providing nutrients that enable C. diff to thrive. 

Jan 20, 2021 Futurity

Inflammation Gives C. Diff 2 Survival Benefits

C. diff is a bacterium that causes diarrhea, often with severe or even fatal consequences. As part of its growth cycle, it produces two toxins which cause inflammation and damage the lining of the gut. “C. diff thrives when other microbes in the gut are absent—which is why it is more prevalent following antibiotic therapy,”… 

Jan 19, 2021 WCCB

Wilson’s World: Dr. Julie Swann with NC State University Talks Continuing Staying Vigilante During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Even though we are slowly beginning to get the vaccine for Covid-19, we are encouraged to continue to wear our masks and stay in our bubble as often as possible to help keep us safe and healthy. Dr. Julie Swann, professor with North Carolina State University, joined Wilson to talk about the latest on Covid-19… 

Jan 19, 2021 Technology Networks

Why Are Queen Bees Failing To Reproduce?

Honey bee health has been on the decline for two decades, with U.S. and Canadian beekeepers now losing about 25 to 40% of their colonies annually. And queen bees are failing faster than they have in the past in their ability to reproduce. The reason has been a mystery, but researchers at North Carolina State… 

Jan 19, 2021 The Kansas City Star

Ada S. McKinley is way overdue for some appreciation, according to researchers who delved into her history as an early 20th century social reformer

That’s according to Malone, KangJae Lee, assistant professor at North Carolina State University, and Rodney Dieser, a University of Northern Iowa professor. The two academics recently published a research paper that won honors from The Academy of Leisure Sciences about McKinley’s legacy and what they deem less than equal recognition of her compared with other… 

Jan 19, 2021 The Chicago Tribune

Chicago’s Ada S. McKinley is way overdue for some appreciation, according to researchers who delved into her history as an early 20th century social reformer

The name Ada S. McKinley graces 70 sites across Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana under the banner of Ada S. McKinley Community Services Inc. According to CEO Jamal Malone, the agency serves more than 7,000 people annually within the arenas of child development, employment and mental health, and provides services that include: mentoring, college placement, foster… 

Jan 15, 2021 WRAL Tech Wire

Pandemic ‘taking a significant psychological toll on students,’ NCSU researcher says in study

“The pandemic is problematic for everyone, and we know that it’s especially problematic for students who are eager to experience the unique social atmosphere that college life has to offer,” said study co-author Lincoln Larson, associate professor of parks, recreation and tourism management at North Carolina State University. “COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into all… 

Jan 15, 2021 Science

‘Compelled by stories.’ A marketing expert’s tips for promoting COVID-19 vaccination

As an expert in marketing, Stacy Wood has studied how people respond to everything from online shopping to reality TV. Now, the professor at North Carolina State University’s business school has turned to COVID-19, co-authoring a paper on 6 January in The New England Journal of Medicine that uses marketing theory to explain how to persuade people… 

Jan 15, 2021 Commercial Appeal

FedEx and UPS deliver on COVID-19 vaccine shipments, but mission still sees slowdowns

Julie Swann, department head of North Carolina State University’s Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, said a gap between distribution and administration will naturally occur, due to the time it takes to deliver and then administer doses, but “it is true the rollout has been slower than we want.” She isn’t aware of any… 

Jan 15, 2021 CarolinaCoastOnline

Initiative produces more than 140 million more oysters in NC

Siting of the sanctuaries and cultch areas is guided by the division’s field based data collection and modeling efforts from North Carolina State University’s Center for Marine Sciences and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 

Jan 14, 2021 Science Codex

Shedding light on the secret reproductive lives of honey bees

David Tarpy, a University Faculty Scholar and professor in NC State’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, says the study has important implications for beekeepers and their customers, the farmers who rely on honey bees to pollinate their crops. “Beekeepers have identified problem queens as a top management concern, but what’s causing the problem is largely… 

Jan 14, 2021 NBC News

Needle in a haystack: Despite efforts to boost rollout, vaccination rates fail to meet demand

But the sluggish pace of vaccinations is not just a New York City problem. And the government numbers of how many doses have already been distributed don’t tell the whole story, said Julie Swann, who heads the industrial and systems engineering department at North Carolina State University. “The data from the CDC and Warp Speed… 

Jan 14, 2021 Futurity

Team Links Screen Time and Pandemic Mental Health Risks at College

“The pandemic is problematic for everyone, and we know that it’s especially problematic for students who are eager to experience the unique social atmosphere that college life has to offer,” says coauthor Lincoln Larson, associate professor of parks, recreation, and tourism management at North Carolina State University. “COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into all of…