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Jul 10, 2014

NC State Designated ‘Innovation & Economic Prosperity University’ by APLU

In recognition of a strong commitment to economic engagement, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today designated North Carolina State University as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University. The designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities,… 

Apr 16, 2014

NC State Awarded $25 Million NNSA Grant to Develop Leaders, Improve Technological Capabilities for Detecting Nuclear Proliferation

NC State today was awarded a five-year, $25 million grant by the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development to develop the next generation of leaders with practical experience in technical fields relevant to nuclear nonproliferation. NC State was selected by NNSA over 22 other proposals following a competitive process that… 

Apr 7, 2014

Praxair to Invest $1.33 Million in NC State’s College of Engineering

North Carolina State University’s College of Engineering will receive a $1.33 million gift from Praxair Inc. and its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Steve Angel, to support workforce development, diversity initiatives, and teaching and research related to areas of engineering and technology of specific interest to Praxair. Angel’s contribution of $667,000 will be matched by… 

Mar 10, 2014

$3 Million Gift to NC State University Seeds Rural Student Access Initiative

Chancellor Randy Woodson announced today a $3 million gift that will start the “Farm to Philanthropy” program designed to expand rural students’ access to an NC State University education. The gift from Dr. Joseph K. and Deborah Kapp Gordon of Raleigh to the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will support a number of initiatives… 

Feb 26, 2014

Sischo Named Vice Chancellor for Advancement at NC State

Brian C. Sischo, a 23-year veteran of higher education fund raising, has been named vice chancellor for university advancement at NC State University and president of the NC State University Foundation. Sischo comes to NC State from Syracuse University where he has served as vice president for development since 2009. The NC State Board of Trustees today unanimously approved Sischo’s… 

Feb 18, 2014

Grasso Named Dean of NC State’s Graduate School

Dr. Maureen Grasso, dean of the University of Georgia’s Graduate School, has been named dean of the Graduate School at North Carolina State University. She begins her appointment July 1. A nationally recognized leader in graduate education, Grasso has served as dean at Georgia since 2002, overseeing a graduate program with more than 6,600 students, 95… 

Jan 16, 2014

NC State Chancellor Visits White House; Announces New Initiative to Increase College Enrollment for Low-Income Students

At a White House gathering of leaders in higher education, North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson today unveils the university’s plan to help low-income students enroll and succeed in college. The plan, dubbed the College Pipeline Initiative, consists of three major commitments: increasing the presence of high school advisers; bridging the performance gap in… 

Dec 3, 2013

NC State Partners With N.C. Office of Information Technology Services

An agreement between NC State and the N.C. Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) will provide students with real-world learning opportunities and allow state government to develop a pipeline of talent for its IT operations. As the state works to recruit its next generation of information technology leaders, this partnership will team experienced state IT professionals… 

Sep 27, 2013

NC State Announces $50 Million Gift From Park Foundation

Chancellor Randy Woodson announced today a $50 million gift from the Park Foundation – the largest single contribution in NC State’s 126-year history – that will go toward permanently funding the university’s prestigious Park Scholarships program. Together with additional donor support, this gift will enable an endowment to provide income in perpetuity to attract the brightest… 

Sep 17, 2013

Two Appointees Named to NC State Board of Trustees

Randall C. “Randy” Ramsey and Wendell H. Murphy have been appointed to the North Carolina State University Board of Trustees by Gov. Pat McCrory. Ramsey was first appointed to the board in 2009. He is founder and president of Jarrett Bay Boatworks, a company specializing in the manufacture and repair of sport fishing vessels. He… 

Aug 23, 2013

Second-Annual Packapalooza Festival Takes Over Hillsborough Street

The second-annual Packapalooza street festival and block party will take over Hillsborough Street on Saturday, Aug. 24, with a combination of food, fun and music. The festival will feature more than 200 booths and artisans. Media coverage of the event, which is free and open to the public and will kick off at 2 p.m.… 

Aug 15, 2013

NC State Partners With National Security Agency on Big-Data Lab

North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson today announced a new partnership with the National Security Agency (NSA) to create the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) on NC State’s Centennial Campus. The lab will bring together some of the brightest minds from government, academia and industry to address the most challenging big-data problems and will be… 

Jul 15, 2013

NC State Elects Board of Trustees Officers, Welcomes Two New Members

During its July 10 meeting, the North Carolina State University Board of Trustees elected Ben Jenkins as chair, Jim Owens as first vice chair, Jimmy Clark as second vice chair and Gayle Lanier as secretary. Jenkins is former vice chairman and president of Wachovia Corporation’s general banking group. He earned his bachelor’s degree in textile… 

Jul 1, 2013

New College of Sciences Launches Today at NC State

North Carolina State University has officially launched its new College of Sciences. The new college, which combines the programs of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences with several of the biological sciences programs from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will offer interdisciplinary educational and research opportunities for students and faculty. The College… 

Jun 24, 2013

NC State Launches Nanoengineering Program to Help Meet Global Workforce Demand

Nanomaterials and nanotechnology are key to innovation in industries from pharmaceuticals to consumer electronics, a point made clear by the White House’s Materials Genome Initiative. To help meet the growing demand for workers who can keep pace with these emerging technologies, North Carolina State University is launching a master’s degree program in nanoengineering.