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Nov 22, 2019

Expert Tips for Thanksgiving Food Safety

Our food-safety expert shares research-based tips for how to buy, thaw, prep and cook your Thanksgiving feast so everyone stays happy and healthy. 

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 9, 2013

Researchers Develop System for Assessing How Effective Species Are at Pollinating Crops

From tomatoes to pumpkins, most fruit and vegetable crops rely on pollination by bees and other insect species – and the future of many of those species is uncertain. Now researchers from North Carolina State University are proposing a set of guidelines for assessing the performance of pollinator species in order to determine which species… 

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… 

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.… 

May 17, 2013

NC State Hosts “Uncovering Southwest Raleigh” Community Meeting

What:  “Uncovering Southwest Raleigh” is a project that aims to work with the Southwest Raleigh community to understand current and future forces affecting change and develop strategies to enable the residents and the city to enhance and promote a healthy, creative and economically sustainable future for the district. This community meeting, the second in a… 

Feb 25, 2013

NC State Hosts Summit on University Role in Driving Economy

How do universities leverage their research findings to spur job creation and transform economies? North Carolina State University will host academic, business and thought leaders to discuss university innovation and how it drives economic growth during a forum on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus. The event, Transforming… 

Nov 16, 2012

NC State Packs Meals to Feed Hungry

North Carolina State University students, faculty and staff will wrap up National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week on Saturday, Nov. 17, with a 125th anniversary event to package about 125,000 meals in support of school meal programs around the globe. Meals will be packaged from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Carmichael Gymnasium on main… 

Nov 13, 2012

Expert Can Answer Food-Safety Questions For Thanksgiving

Food safety isn’t simple and at Thanksgiving, mistakes in the kitchen can lead to foodborne illness. Dr. Ben Chapman, food-safety specialist and assistant professor of family and consumer sciences at North Carolina State University, can offer suggestions to ensure your Thanksgiving meal is a safe one. 

Oct 19, 2012

NC State Hosts ‘KidsCan’ Camp for Children of Cancer Patients

North Carolina State University will host its first KidsCan Camp for children whose parents, guardians or relatives have cancer. The camp is a family support program that teaches children more about cancer and its effects, and provides children support and strategies to help them deal with the difficulties that come with a cancer diagnosis. It… 

Sep 10, 2012

NC State Signs Innovative Research Agreement With Eastman Chemical Company

In a move signaling a new, innovative approach to multidisciplinary research with university partners, North Carolina State University has entered into a multiyear agreement with Eastman Chemical Company to conduct joint cutting-edge research in chemistry, materials science and other scientific disciplines. As part of the agreement, Eastman will provide $10 million over six years in… 

Aug 27, 2012

NC State Photo Exhibit Highlights Historic Civil Rights Marches

What: North Carolina State University is hosting the black-and-white photo exhibit “Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote.” The exhibit consists of 46 black-and-white photos by Spider Martin, who documented the series of civil rights marches in 1965 that focused on convincing Alabama Gov. George Wallace to enact legislation to secure voting… 

Jun 20, 2012

New Partnership to Advance Biomanufacturing Industry in U.S., Europe

To foster the continued success of the biomanufacturing industry, North Carolina State University has joined forces with a French university to provide biomanufacturing training, education and process services in the United States and Europe. The new organization, BTEC International, is the result of a partnership between NC State’s Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC)… 

May 29, 2012

Researchers Aim to Reduce Food Safety Risk at Farmer’s Markets

Food-safety researchers at North Carolina State University are unveiling a website that offers guidance to farmer’s markets on how to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. The program is the first to rely on observational study of farmer’s markets to establish best management practices for food safety. 

Feb 22, 2012

NC State Chancellor Woodson Will Visit Eastern North Carolina

North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson will tour eastern North Carolina on Thursday, Feb. 23 and Friday, Feb. 24 to discuss how NC State research, extension and economic development efforts make a difference in the lives of North Carolinians. On Thursday, Woodson will speak with community business leaders at Pamlico Jack’s Restaurant in Nags Head…