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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.

Nov 19, 2012

EPA Appoints New Heads of Two Independent Science Advisory Committees

EPA Appoints New Heads of Two Independent Science Advisory Committees, Alaska Business Monthly, Nov. 19, 2012. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has appointed two engineers to serve as the Chairs of two independent Federal Advisory Committees. Dr. H. Christopher Frey, an environmental engineer expert in quantitative methods for dealing with variability and uncertainty,… 

Nov 19, 2012

Researchers to increase public Wi-Fi speed by 700%

Research to increase public Wi-Fi speed by 700%, Computer News Middle East, CIO East Africa et al, Nov. 18, 2012. NC State University who have developed a new protocol that could speed up Wi-Fi connections by up to 700 percent. 

Nov 19, 2012

Parker: More on Petra and other projects

Parker: More on Petra and other projects, Charlotte Observer, Nov. 19, 2012. NC State University archaeologist directed the Roman Aqaba Project in southern Jordan. S. Thomas Parker, history , featured. 

Nov 19, 2012

Is giant reed a ‘miracle plant’ or the next kudzu?

Is giant reed a ‘miracle plant’ or the next kudzu?, CBS News, Nov. 17, 2012. It’s fast-growing and drought-tolerant, producing tons of biomass per acre. It thrives even in poor soil and is a self-propagating perennial, so it requires little investment once established. David Crouse, soil scientist, featured. 

Nov 19, 2012

Inspiration on World Toilet Day

Inspiration on World Toilet Day, Scientific American, Nov. 19, 2012. Nov. 19 is World Toilet Day. So it’s worth reminding ourselves that even an enormous problem like 2.5 billion people who need sanitation does not always require an enormous solution. Matt Shipman, news services, and graduate student Tate Rogers, environmental engineering, featured. 

Nov 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Tips: How to Thaw a Turkey

Thanksgiving Tips: How to Thaw a Turkey, Live Science, Nov. 19, 2012. As you bring out the turkey and gravy in preparation for Thanksgiving, you’ll want to make sure you’re not also serving your guests microbes that can make them sick. Ben Chapman, family and consumer sciences, featured. 

Nov 18, 2012

N.C. jobless rate declines

N.C. jobless rate declines, Charlotte Observer, Winston Salem Journal et al, Nov. 16, 2012. The state’s unemployment rate fell for the second consecutive month in October. Michael Walden, agricultural and resource economics, featured. 

Nov 18, 2012

NCSU trustees approve tuition increases

NCSU trustees approve tuition increases, Charlotte Observer, News & Observer, NBC17.com et al, Nov. 17,  2012. The NC State University Board of Trustees approved tuition increases Friday of $290 per year for in-state students and $580 for out-of-state students. Chancellor Randy Woodson featured. 

Nov 18, 2012

Top N.C. State faculty members get $50,000 awards

Top. N.C. State faculty members get $50,000 awards, News & Observer, Nov. 17, 2012. NC State University announced the first group of University Faculty Scholars, who will get bonuses of $10,000 a year for five years under a new program designed to help the university support and retain exceptional professors. Chancellor Randy Woodson featured. 

Nov 16, 2012

A Jane Doe Gets a Back Story

A Jane Doe Gets a Back Story, New York Times, Nov. 15, 2012. A forensic criminal  investigation can now involve scientists from an array of fields, including anthropology and chemistry. Ann Ross, anthropology, featured. 

Nov 16, 2012

NCSU chemist’s long fight with MRSA

NCSU chemist’s long fight with MRSA, Triangle Business Journal, Nov. 16, 2012. NC State chemist may not seem like a warrior, stationed in a brick-walled office at NC  State University. But he has faced a deadly foe for the past five years: MRSA, a bacterial strain that, according to recent reports, is in every hospital. Christian Melander,… 

Nov 16, 2012

North Carolina State University Completes 11 Megawatt Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Facility

North Carolina State University Completes 11 Megawatt Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Facility, Equities.com, Nov. 15, 2012. At a ceremony in Raleigh on Wednesday, November 14, NC State University cut the ribbon on an 11 megawatt combined heat and power (CHP) facility that is expected to generate $4.3 million of energy savings in the first year of… 

Nov 16, 2012

NCSU prof thinks Triangle economy is turning around

NCSU prof thinks Triangle economy is turning around, Bizjournals.com, Nov. 15, 2012. NC State University economist is expressing optimism about the state’s – and region’s– prospects for the close of 2012 and for 2013. Mike Walden, agricultural and resource economics, featured.  

Nov 16, 2012

Agile Sciences Co-Founders Named 2012 NC State University Entrepreneurs Of The Year

Agile Sciences Co-Founders Named 2012 NC State University Entrepreneurs Of The Year, i-Newswire, Now. 14, 2012. Agile Sciences announced today that the company’s two co-founders, Dr. Christian Melander and Dr. John Cavanagh, recently received the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from NC State University. Chancellor Randy Woodson featured. 

Nov 16, 2012

Fellowships Give Canine Researchers a Leg Up

Fellowships Give Canine Researchers a Leg Up, Veterinary Practice News, Nov. 14, 2012. In the face of diminishing government support for biomedical canine research, the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation has selected five canine research fellows for sponsorship. The fellows include: Kristin Manning, DVM (internal medicine), NC State University. Dr. Manning’s research project will evaluate regenerative medicine approaches…