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Nov 13, 2011

Inside the Belltower

No building evokes the feel of NC State like the Memorial Belltower. Since its completion in 1937, the 115-foot monument to alumni killed in World War I has been the university’s most recognizable symbol and likely the least-explored building on campus. Students, alumni and supporters know it well, but few have been inside the granite belfry. Lately, though, the club of Belltower insiders has grown, thanks to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Tom Stafford.

Nov 11, 2011

Rethinking the college classroom

Bob Beichner, a professor of physics, is working to replace the traditional lecture at the center of the traditional American classroom.

Nov 7, 2011

Mannequin Men

PyroMan™ and his superfriends, creations of the NC State College of Textiles' Textile Protection and Comfort Center, test garments for resistance to flames, heat and hazardous materials.

Oct 23, 2011

Wild Life In Your Home

You may not know it, but your home is host to a staggering array of wild life that you can’t even see. To figure out what we’re living with, NC State researcher Rob Dunn wants to set out on a safari – in your house.

Oct 12, 2011

Here come the judges

NC State faculty members help find the best North Carolina has to offer in culinary competitions at the North Carolina State Fair.

Oct 3, 2011

Revolutionary Summer

Two NC State students reflect on a summer documenting the revolutionary movements in the Middle East. See and hear their poetic portraits of a revolution.

Sep 27, 2011

Saving energy, money and lives

NC State’s own Dr. B. Jayant Baliga has been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation – the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement.

Sep 22, 2011

Leaving lectures behind

A pair of NC State researchers is working to replace the traditional lecture at the center of the traditional American classroom. Bob Beichner, a professor of physics, and Lodge McCammon, a curriculum and contemporary media specialist, both favor activities that encouragement applying knowledge over absorbing it.

Sep 15, 2011

Students build landscape legacy

NC State landscape architecture students have left their mark on the university campus.

Sep 8, 2011

Answering the call

The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks presented unprecedented challenges to our country. Chief among the tasks facing the United States after the attacks: innovation to meet those challenges. In fields from textiles to foreign-language training, NC State has been at the forefront, yielding better fabrics for firefighters and technology for detecting improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in combat zones.