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Jan 21, 2020

Study Finds Flooding Damage to Levees Is Cumulative – and Often Invisible

Repeated flooding has a cumulative effect on the integrity of earthen levees, suggesting that extreme weather associated with climate change could pose significant risks for the nation’s aging levees. 

Aug 16, 2017

Emergency Management Wins CSHEMA Award

NC State's PACK Ready Outreach Campaign was recently given an Award of Excellence by the Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA). 

Aug 18, 2016

University Police Introduce Explosive Detection K9 Units

NC State University Police will use Reed and Ford, its two new person-borne explosive detection dogs, at football games and other events on campus. 

May 5, 2016

OPD Offers Active Shooter Training

Next Wednesday, NC State's Office of Professional Development will offer a seminar on how to prepare for and mitigate violent threats on campus. 

Nov 19, 2015

Two-Day Emergency Exercise

A emergency exercise called "Operation Red Rail II" will simulate a train derailment Tuesday on campus. Traffic, classes and university services will not be disrupted, but federal, state and local emergency personnel will be on campus during the event. 

Nov 19, 2015

Athletics Adds Security Enhancements

Fans attending NC State's final two home football games are advised to arrive early, leave bags at home and plan on additional wait times for stadium entry as athletics announces enhanced security measures. 

Jul 31, 2014

UNC Campus Security Initiative Releases Final Report and Recommendations

The UNC Campus Security Initiative issued a final report today, offering a comprehensive review and recommendations for improving safety and security across the 17-campus University of North Carolina. In a time of growing concern and increasing regulation of safety issues on college campuses, the UNC system has undertaken a detailed, clear-eyed analysis of what UNC… 

May 2, 2013

NC State Boosts Campus Security

NC State is stepping up police patrols on campus in response to two recent assaults on students. 

Aug 28, 2012

NC State Experts Can Discuss Hurricane, Disaster Issues

With Hurricane Isaac making landfall this week, media looking for information on a variety of hurricane topics can contact the following North Carolina State University experts: Storm Surge and Flood Prediction Marine meteorologist Dr. Lian Xie can discuss research on hurricane formation. Specifically, Xie can talk about hurricane climatology and seasonal prediction; storm surge and… 

Nov 1, 2011

Digging Up Clues: Research On Buried Blow Flies Will Help Crime Scene Investigators

When investigating a murder, every clue helps. New research from North Carolina State University sheds light on how – and whether – blow flies survive when buried underground during their development. It’s an advance that will help forensic investigators understand how long a body may have been left above ground before being buried – or… 

Oct 31, 2011

NC State to Hold 6th Annual CPR Challenge Nov. 18

What: The North Carolina State University community and the general public are invited to take the CPR challenge and earn first aid or CPR certification from the American Red Cross. Instructors will offer classes in adult CPR, child and infant CPR, AED and basic first aid. Who: Sponsored by NC State Campus Recreation When: Friday, Nov.… 

Oct 27, 2011

NC State Expert Offers Insight On E. coli Outbreak

An outbreak of pathogenic E. coli is currently affecting at least 9 individuals in North Carolina. This pathogen can cause nausea, diarrhea (sometimes bloody), vomiting and can result in long-term health consequences. Dr. Ben Chapman, a food safety researcher at North Carolina State University, is available to provide insights on limiting the spread of the… 

Feb 16, 2011

NC State Hosts Bullying Symposium

What: North Carolina State University is hosting a symposium, “Stand Up, Speak Out: Finding Opportunities to Protect Our Youth Against Bullying.” The symposium will include sessions on bullying prevention and intervention in schools; cyberbullying and professional ethics; implementing the anti-bullying law; and gender identity and sexual orientation issues facing youth. Who: Sponsored by NC State’s University… 

Jan 10, 2011

No Left Turn: ‘Superstreet’ Traffic Design Improves Travel Time, Safety

The so-called “superstreet” traffic design results in significantly faster travel times, and leads to a drastic reduction in automobile collisions and injuries, according to North Carolina State University researchers who have conducted the largest-ever study of superstreets and their impacts. 

Aug 16, 2010

Predicting Nanoparticle Interactions in Human Bodies

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a method for predicting the ways nanoparticles will interact with biological systems – including the human body. Their work could have implications for  improved human and environmental safety in the handling of nanomaterials, as well as applications for drug delivery. NC State researchers Dr. Jim Riviere, Burroughs Wellcome…