Stories From Jan 2018

Jan 30, 2018

A New Program for Aging Animals

Advances in veterinary medicine help animals live longer, and with a larger population of aging companion animals comes a new set of medical needs. Generous donor support lays the groundwork for an innovative gerontology program at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine that will take the lead in addressing these challenges.

Jan 30, 2018

Honoring a Legacy of Dedication

The College of Design's first funded faculty award endowment honors Gene Bressler, influential professor of landscape architecture. The Gene Bressler Landscape Architecture Faculty Award Endowment will provide funds to ensure extraordinary research, teaching and outreach, opportunities for travel and academic enrichment for faculty.

Jan 30, 2018

Park Scholarships Names Class of 2022 Finalists

NC State's prestigious Park Scholarships program selects 112 finalists for the Class of 2022 – the 23rd class of Park Scholars -- from an original pool of more than 2,100 applicants.

Jan 30, 2018

Fellowship Program to Foster Next Generation of Agricultural Scientists

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) announced a $2.7 million grant to launch the FFAR Fellowship Program. An NC State team led by John Dole will manage the program, which is geared toward combining cutting-edge food and agriculture science research with professional development training -- to better prepare graduate students for the workforce.

Jan 30, 2018

Envisioning Excellence

The College of Education launched the Envisioning Excellence for Community College Leadership Program, with funding from the John M. Belk Endowment, in 2015. The college's Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) for community college executives has been transformed, and the program is leading NC State’s efforts to expand professional development opportunities and create a statewide resource network for community college leaders.

Jan 30, 2018

CNR Student Spotlight: Erika Fye

Erika Fye, James L. Goodwin Scholarship recipient and an environmental technology and management major, interns with the Neighborhood Ecology Corps to teach middle school students about natural resources.

Jan 30, 2018

Building a Better Hair Dye

NC State researchers have created the largest publicly available chemical database of hair dye substances as a resource for developing a new generation of hair color products that are safer for consumers, stylists and the environment. The work is boosted by the Max A. Weaver Dye Library, a collection of thousands of dye and fabric samples that the Eastman Chemical Company uniquely gifted to the university.

Jan 29, 2018

Popular Reading Collection coming to D.H. Hill Learning Commons

NCSU Libraries has announced the January debut of a Popular Reading Collection of more than 400 titles, ranging from fiction to nonfiction and cookbooks to graphic novels. Drawing upon selections from the National Public Radio (NPR) Book Reviews, the collection is funded by the Parents Association Endowment and the NCSU Libraries.

Jan 17, 2018

Olympian Now Champions NC State

Jean Driscoll, the new executive director of development for NC State's College of Design, knows a few things about commitment, perseverance and diligence. Driscoll won 12 medals — five of them gold — in the Paralympic Games over 12 years, earned two Olympic exhibition medals and was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2000 she became the first person to win the Boston Marathon eight times.

Jan 17, 2018

Goodnight Spotlight: Shelby Brookshire

NC State's Goodnight Scholars Program inspires animal science major Shelby Brookshire to pay it forward and use her talents to make a positive impact on others, no matter where her career path takes her.