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Dec 7, 2016  |  Events

Renowned Chef Howard Speaks on Campus

Award-winning chef, TV personality, author and NC State alumna Vivian Howard will return to campus Dec. 15 to deliver the annual Eloise S. Cofer Lecture on connecting food, family and community. She will also participate in a book signing earlier in the day in the Coastal Ballroom of the Talley Student Union. Both events are free and open to the public.

Nov 14, 2016

Engineering a New Mosquito

NC State entomologists are developing genetic systems that could replace mosquito populations with strains that have a reduced capacity for transmitting disease.

Oct 19, 2016  |  Service and Community

Help With Hurricane Relief Efforts

There are multiple ways faculty, staff and students can help neighbors near and far who have been affected or displaced by the flooding of Hurricane Matthew. Check out all the resources available to the campus community, including what donations are needed for the Feed the Pack food pantry and the Food Banks of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

Oct 12, 2016  |  Events

The End of the World As We Know It?

Author Paul Ehrlich, professor of population studies and biological sciences at Stanford, will join NC State professor Rob Dunn to talk about the challenges created by explosive worldwide population growth. The free event is slated for Wednesday night at the Hunt Library auditorium.

Sep 13, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study Reveals Soil Influence on Well Water Manganese Levels

Levels of a dangerous heavy metal are above water-quality standards for more than 1 million southeastern Piedmont residents. NC State researchers get to the bottom (and the top) of the problem.

Sep 8, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Gates Grant Helps NC State Solve Molecular Mysteries

The effort to defeat a key African food crop disease gets a boost from a $2.15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Sep 1, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

It’s a Boy: Modified Male Flies Could More Efficiently Control Screwworm Population

Suppressing populations of devastating pests may be easier with the release of genetically modified males.

Aug 31, 2016  |  Faculty and Staff Giving

Honoring NC State’s Top ‘Yambassador’

Henry M. Covington was a longtime extension specialist whose research and partnerships with growers spurred the growth of North Carolina’s sweet potato industry. He passed away in 2004, but the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission (NCSPC) established an endowment to honor the man affectionately known as “Mr. Sweet Potato” and to ensure that his legacy would continue.

Aug 24, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Nutrition Matters: Stress From Migratory Beekeeping May Be Eased by Access to Food

Traveling presents challenges for honey bees used to pollinate crops, but research shows that some of these challenges can be mitigated by providing other food sources while bees are on the road.

Aug 12, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

$45 Million Golden LEAF Grant Boosts NC State’s Plant Sciences Initiative

NC State's Plant Sciences Initiative gets a big boost from a $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.