In the News Features

Dec 11, 2017

Q&A: What will fallout be for execs from NCSU risk management survey?

Mark Beasley, the founding director of the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative at NCSU’s Poole College of Management, is the man to ask.

Dec 11, 2017

Risk threats for executives in 2018: The top 10

A new survey from NCSU and consulting firm Protiviti identifies risks for companies in 2018.

Dec 11, 2017

Survey: Rapid, disruptive changes in technology, cyber attacks are biggest worries for execs

Business executives around the world worry as well, citing the speed of change is their top concern entering 2018, according to a new survey from N.C. State and Protiviti, a Silicon Valley consulting firm.

Dec 8, 2017

The Big Short: How The Financial Crisis Gave Us Smaller Trees For Christmas This Year

“If you look at our average sales in Ashe County, for the past three to four years, we’ve been right at 3.5 million trees getting sent out of our county. And that’s not really fluctuated that much,” said Travis Birdsell […]

Dec 8, 2017

These whales are stressed out. The proof is in their poop.

All vertebrates produce specific hormones when they’re undergoing physical or emotional stress, said Craig Harms, a veterinarian at the North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Science, and these stress hormones can be detected in both blood and saliva. “This […]

Dec 8, 2017

New Olive Growing Models Would Promote Biodiversity in Olive Groves

According to Rob Dunn, a professor of applied ecology at North Carolina State University, the way in which agriculture – including olive tree cultivation – has been simplified has put many crops at risk of extinction from evolving pathogens. “Nearly […]

Dec 8, 2017

Lemur study highlights role of diet in shaping gut microbiome

A study of the bacteria in the guts of three lemur species offers new insights into the role of diet in shaping these microbial ecosystems and how these microbes may relate to primate health.

Dec 8, 2017

Triangle students win international scholarships

The Marshall Scholars are: ▪ Kobi Felton of Raleigh, a Park Scholar at NC State University, who is majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in Spanish. He will study chemical engineering and biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, and nanomaterials at Imperial […]

Dec 8, 2017

Dreaming of a white (or pink) poinsettia?

John Dole, who coordinates North Carolina State University’s poinsettia trials program, sees the hybrids as a milestone in the history of the poinsettia. “It’s pretty major, and it could be on a par with some of the other breakthroughs,” he […]

Dec 7, 2017

Planetary Geology

Paul Byrne, assistant professor of  planetary geology at North Carolina State University discusses solar system geology, planetary exploration, exoplanets, extraterrestrial life, volcanic and plate tectonic activity on earth and other planets.