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The Memorial Belltower, as viewed from a bus stop on Hillsborough Street.

Dec 29, 2014

The Best of the Pack

At NC State, 2014 opened with a presidential visit and closed with record-high levels of research funding and donor support. Between those bookends lay a year of highlights: new public-private partnerships to tackle global challenges, problem-solving faculty research, athletic success at the conference and national levels, and more. 

An NC State student is lit red as she works in the JET lab.

Dec 22, 2014

2014 Research Round-Up Quiz

NC State researchers do amazing work. To see if you’ve been paying attention, we decided to highlight some fun science stories from the past year in a quiz. 

Buyers at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina sort food in an aisle of the Raleigh branch.

Dec 4, 2014

Bolstering Our Food Banks

The number of people at risk of going hungry in North Carolina is more than one in six. It often falls to the state’s food banks to provide relief from food insecurity — with help from industrial and systems engineers at NC State. 

Dr. Zhen Gu of NC State holds up a red solution from his "nanodaisies" cancer research.

Nov 10, 2014

Cancer-Killing Nanodaisies

NC State research has yielded a potential new weapon in the fight against cancer: a daisy-shaped drug carrier that’s many thousands of times smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. 

Oct 27, 2014

Bringing Ideas to Market

From new methods for creating biofuels and determining heart risk to fridge-free food processing and a more efficient fuel injector, NC State researchers are developing innovative approaches to global challenges. The Chancellor's Innovation Fund is supporting their work. 

Moise and Vera Khayrallah's $8.1 million gift -- the largest in CHASS history -- establishes the first endowed center at NC State.

Oct 14, 2014

A Home For History

For more than 150 years, millions of Lebanese have emigrated and created successful diaspora communities across the world. Yet there has never been a center outside of Lebanon devoted to learning their stories. An $8.1 million gift from Dr. Moise A. Khayrallah and his wife, Vera Khayrallah, will change that. 

Oct 13, 2014

Bio-Inspired ‘Nano-Cocoons’ Offer Targeted Drug Delivery Against Cancer Cells

Researchers have developed a drug delivery system consisting of nanoscale “cocoons” made of DNA that target cancer cells and trick the cells into absorbing the cocoon before unleashing anticancer drugs.