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Jun 30, 2009

Can Video Games Boost Thinking Skills in Elderly?

Researchers at North Carolina State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study whether and how video games can boost memory and thinking skills in the elderly – and then to use their findings to develop a prototype video game to do just… 

Jun 22, 2009

NC State Hosts Exercise to Test State Agencies Emergency Response Capabilities to a Terrorist Attempt

On the morning of June 24th, the North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NCISAAC) will be conducting a full-scale exercise entitled “RED WOLF” on North Carolina State University’s campus. The purpose of the drill is to exercise the state’s information sharing and operational response capabilities to a terrorist attempt. The exercise scenario will include… 

Jun 9, 2009

Grant Supports Master Teachers

Outstanding public school teachers in 11 North Carolina counties will partner with leading researchers at North Carolina State University to develop new curricula for schools across the state through teacher fellowships established by a $1.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF)  grant to the Kenan Fellows Program. 

Jun 3, 2009

Study Shows Bank Risk-Assessment Tool Not Responding Adequately to Market Fluctuations

A new study from North Carolina State University indicates that regulators need to do more to ensure that banks are adequately computing their Value-at-Risk (VaR) to reflect fluctuations in financial markets. The study finds that the tests used by regulators do not detect when VaRs inaccurately account for significant swings in the market, which is… 

Jun 3, 2009

CSI Raleigh: NC State Holds Forensic Science Workshop for Local Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers from around the region are coming to North Carolina State University to participate in a weeklong crime scene investigation workshop which involves solving a series of mock murders while learning about the latest happenings in the field of forensic science. 

Jun 2, 2009

Study: Lack of Capital Not a ‘Death Sentence’ for Start-Ups

A new study from North Carolina State University is turning the conventional wisdom about technology start-up companies on its head, showing that ventures with moderate levels of undercapitalization can still be successful and that a great management team is not more important than a top-notch technology product when it comes to securing sufficient amounts of… 

Jun 1, 2009

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May 15, 2009

NC State to Hold Groundbreaking on New Centennial Campus Lab and Office Building

North Carolina State University will break ground on the next office and lab building to be constructed on Centennial Campus. It will house, among other offices and labs, the NSF-funded FREEDM Systems Center that will develop new technologies to transform the century-old power grid. 

Mar 27, 2009

NC State Announces Caldwell Fellows Class of 2012

The Caldwell Fellows program – North Carolina State University’s oldest university-wide merit scholarship program – has selected 21 first-year students for its Class of 2012. Click here to read more about these students, who join 81 other current Caldwell Fellows. The newest Caldwell Fellows were selected from a pool of 192 applicants and 45 finalists.… 

Mar 24, 2009

NC State Holds 8th Annual “Art to Wear” Fashion Show

What: Fifteen students from North Carolina State University will present their original designs during the 2009 Collection: “Art to Wear” fashion show. Who: The event is sponsored by NC State’s College of Design and College of Textiles. Faculty advisors are Jan-Ru Wan, assistant professor of art and design, and Dr. Cynthia L. Istook, associate professor of… 

Mar 23, 2009

Registration Open for NC State’s Encore Center Summer Courses, Trips

North Carolina State University’s Encore Center for Lifelong Enrichment – which offers a variety of non-credit educational programs for adults aged 50 and older – has begun registration for its summer 2009 courses and trips, which run from May 1 to June 10. Six courses and seven events and trips will be offered. Course topics… 

Mar 23, 2009

New Inhaler System Could Be Breakthrough for Disease Treatment

Two North Carolina State University engineers have developed a new inhaler system that could improve treatments for a host of diseases by targeting drugs onto diseased tissue without affecting healthy areas of the throat and lungs. 

Mar 18, 2009

NC State Names New Dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Jeffery P. Braden has been chosen to serve as the next dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) at North Carolina State University. Braden will assume the new post April 1. He has served as interim dean of the college since May 2008. 

Mar 18, 2009

Economist Dennis Gartman to Discuss Financial Meltdown at NC State’s Millennium Series Seminar

Dennis Gartman, publisher of The Gartman Letter, a daily commentary on the global capital markets, will speak at North Carolina State University’s Millennium Seminar Series with a presentation to students, faculty, staff and the general public at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in Stewart Theatre on campus. His remarks will focus on the global… 

Feb 3, 2009

Holy Guacamole: NC State Researcher Tracks Invasive Beetle Threatening Florida’s Avocados

A researcher at North Carolina State University is tracking the movement of the Redbay Ambrosia beetle, an invasive insect that, if it spreads to southeast Florida, may severely affect the production of avocados, a $15 million to $30 million industry in the state.