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

Aug 11, 2020 The Guardian

Katie Mack: ‘I didn’t anticipate being in a pop song when I went off to study physics’

Katie Mack achieves two improbable feats with her new book, The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking). First, she writes about the end of the universe with a jauntiness that makes it not actually that depressing. And second, she takes concepts in cosmology, string theory and quantum mechanics and makes them accessible. This gift for straight… 

Aug 11, 2020 WBUR

Save The Whales. Save The Tigers. Save The Tapeworms?

In both scientific research and conservation efforts, parasites haven’t always gotten much love. Potentially millions of species are still unknown to scientists, who estimate that only around 10% of parasites have been formally identified. “We know nothing about them,” says Skylar Hopkins, assistant professor of applied ecology at North Carolina State University. “We don’t even… 

Aug 11, 2020 The Daily Herald

Which pups will make the grade as a service dog?

“When we see him starting to get frustrated, we can just re-engage him,” Margaret Gruen, an assistant professor at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, said as she held Zindel, a yellow Lab, on an exam table in the Duke cognition lab. Next to Gruen, who is codirecting the research at Duke, medical… 

Aug 11, 2020 Futurity

More COVID-19 Knowledge May Cut Your Pandemic Stress

“COVID-19 is a new disease—it’s not something that people worried about before,” says coauthor Shevaun Neupert, a professor of psychology at North Carolina State University. “So we wanted to see how people were responding to, and coping with, this new source of stress.” 

Aug 11, 2020 Carteret County News-Times

Area marine labs weather Isaias, continue research

At the N.C. State University Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, also in Morehead City, Director David Eggleston said the lab came through the storm without any damage. “We lost power for six hours,” Dr. Eggleston said. “However, our emergency generator powered the freezers that store important samples.” 

Aug 11, 2020 The Mercury News

Decline in hydropower hampered by drought will impact utility costs

When the state’s hydropower wanes during a drought, “something else has to increase,” said Jordan Kern, a hydrologist at North Carolina State University and lead author of the study, which was published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. 

Aug 10, 2020 Las Vegas Sun

Students return to campus amid virus growth in some states

North Carolina State University staggered the return of its students over 10 days and welcomed the first 900 students to campus, where they were greeted Friday by socially distant volunteers donning masks and face shields. 

Aug 10, 2020 WRAL

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits NC, most powerful quake state has seen in over 100 years

Del Bohnenstiehl, North Carolina State professor of marine, earth and atmospheric science said that this earthquake was a rare event. “An earthquake like this is pretty unusual for North Carolina,” he said. He and other seismologists are only beginning to try to figure out how it happened. Their research could take years. “There will be… 

Aug 10, 2020 The Fayetteville Observer

Ticks continue creeping southward in North Carolina

Barbarin said the state Department of Health and Human Services is working with a researcher at N.C. State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Whenever an Asian longhorn tick is found it is sent to the researcher to test for pathogens, Barbarin said. 

Aug 10, 2020 The Conversation

Business major fails to attract Latino students

The study – done in partnership with the Interfaith Youth Core, North Carolina State University and Ohio State University – followed thousands of students from over 120 colleges and universities through four years of college, from 2015 to 2019. 

Aug 10, 2020 WXII

North Carolina college students return to campus amid coronavirus pandemic

North Carolina State University staggered the return of its students over 10 days and welcomed the first 900 students to campus, where they were greeted Friday by socially-distant volunteers donning masks and face shields. 

Aug 7, 2020 Brinkwire

Study finds dedicated clinics can reduce impact of flu pandemic.

“Dedicated clinics would have less of an impact than interventions such as vaccination, but at the statewide level, we’re talking about cutting the overall number of infections by six figures,” says Julie Swann, corresponding author of a paper on the work. Swann is the department head and A. Doug Allison Distinguished Professor of the Fitts… 

Aug 7, 2020 WRAL Tech Wire

Here’s how Triangle life science industry is working overtime to defeat COVID-19

Perhaps no region in the United States was more prepared to fight coronavirus than our state’s Research Triangle Region. As you may be aware, the Triangle is now widely as one of the top life science clusters in the United States. with more than 500 life science companies in our 12-county region. The world-renown Research… 

Aug 7, 2020 Phys.org

Why it’s important to save parasites

“Even though we know little to nothing about most parasite species, we can still take action now to conserve parasite biodiversity,” said North Carolina State University’s Skylar Hopkins, paper and project co-lead. 

Aug 7, 2020 Yahoo! Finance

‘An impossible situation’: U.S. colleges backtrack on reopening for in-person classes

Large colleges like Purdue University and North Carolina State University decided that students will return to their campus. Liberty University, a private college in Lynchburg, Virginia, is also planning to be fully open on Aug. 24. Oklahoma State University is bringing students back between Aug. 1 and Aug. 17.