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Apr 8, 2015

Dean Solomon Honored at May 4 Event

Dean Dan Solomon has served as an administrator at NC State for 34 years, including as the dean of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and the inaugural dean of the College of Sciences. 

Apr 1, 2015

Isotope Study Shows Which Urban Ants Love Junk Food

Research finds that some – but not all – of the ant species on city streets have developed a taste for human food, offering insight into why certain ants are thriving in urban environments. The findings stem from a study that tested isotope levels in ants to determine the makeup of their diet. 

Mar 20, 2015

Shrinking Habitats Have Adverse Effects on World Ecosystems

A surprising and sobering study shows the degrading effects of habitat fragmentation. 

Mar 18, 2015

Crocodile Ancestor Was Top Predator Before Dinosaurs Roamed North America

Carnufex carolinensis, or the “Carolina Butcher,” was a 9-foot long, land-dwelling crocodylomorph that stalked North Carolina before dinosaurs arrived on the continent. 

Mar 3, 2015

NPR’s Joe Palca Talks Science Communication

Award-winning science journalist Joe Palca discusses the role of storytelling in communicating about science. 

Mar 2, 2015

Tracking Bald Eagles in Coastal North Carolina

NC State researchers are part of a team that’s using state-of-the-art GPS transmitters to track bald eagles in coastal North Carolina. 

Candles at a vigil for shooting victims in Chapel Hill.

Feb 19, 2015

Our Three Winners Fund Announced

NC State has established the Our Three Winners Fund to provide scholarships in memory of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha. Contributions can be made online. 

Feb 2, 2015

Under the Skin: Big Data at Work

Big data: it's a search for lots of needles in many, many haystacks. In the bioinformatics faculty cluster, NC State researchers mine data for clues to cystic fibrosis, human responses to toxins and more. 

Dec 3, 2014

Mapping Human Disease: ‘Not All Pathogens Are Everywhere’

NC State researchers map human disease pathogens and find distinct regions for vectored and non-vectored diseases. 

Dec 1, 2014

5 NC State Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science elects 401 fellows, including five from NC State. Meet our newest members of the prestigious organization. 

Nov 19, 2014

Warmer Temperatures Limit Impact of Parasites, Boost Pest Populations

Research shows that some insect pests are thriving in warm, urban environments and developing earlier, limiting the impact of parasitoid wasps that normally help keep those pest populations in check. 

Nov 12, 2014

2 Win Fulbright Scholar Awards

Two NC State researchers receive prestigious Fulbright Scholar awards for the 2014-15 academic year. 

Nov 12, 2014

Inhabit(ants) of New York City: High Diversity Underfoot in Urban Environments

Cities have more species diversity than you’d expect. A study of ants in Manhattan found not only a wide range of species, but also significant differences in the levels of biodiversity in different urban areas. 

Nov 10, 2014

New Materials Yield Record Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells

NC State researchers have found that temperature-controlled aggregation in a family of new semi-conducting polymers is the key to creating highly efficient organic solar cells that can be mass produced more cheaply. 

Nov 4, 2014

Mosquitofish Genitalia Change Rapidly Due to Human Impacts

Rapid changes in the genitalia of Bahamian fish appear to be caused by human-induced environmental changes.