Stories From Nov 2018

Nov 27, 2018

Shining a Light on the Invisible Problem of Food and Housing Insecurity

Earlier this year, NC State researcher and psychology professor Mary Haskett found that one in seven students on campus had experienced food insecurity in the last 30 days. One in 10 had experienced housing insecurity in the last 12 months. Donors can help support students facing these challenges, through gifts to the Feed the Pack food pantry and the Student Emergency Fund, for example.

Nov 27, 2018

A Sharp Vision for Veterinary Ophthalmology

An advanced ocular imaging system coming to the NC State Veterinary Hospital strengthens the ophthalmology service’s unmatched treatment capabilities and commitment to personalized care -- while helping clinicians gather detail information about patients who cannot speak for themselves. Private support of the hospital's ophthalmology services helps fund upgrades to equipment.

Nov 27, 2018

A Passion for Computing

Former University Scholar Veronica Catete has always loved computers, and she has been sharing that love with under-served groups for years. Working on a joint initiative between NC State's computer science department and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Catete is working to help integrate computing into K-12 STEM courses by training teachers to use computational thinking activities in their classrooms.

Nov 27, 2018

Meet the Dean’s Circle at the College of Engineering

Members of the Dean’s Circle, the college’s signature annual giving fund, provide the consistent support that has fueled growth and improvement. Their gifts help fund scholarships and fellowships, as well as innovative programs throughout the academic departments.

Nov 27, 2018

Measuring the Role of Social Networks in Entrepreneurship

Working closely with NC State's Entrepreneurship Clinic and with private funding support, a team of researchers in the Poole College of Management has begun a two-year project aimed at developing and validating new metrics focused on social network embeddedness and on social network engagement.

Nov 27, 2018

Quiz: Voices of North Carolina

Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor at NC State and director of the Language and Life Project, has been cataloging and studying language in North Carolina for years, pioneering research on social and ethnic dialects. Now, he has created a dialects quiz that tells a story of North Carolina's unique language tradition and conveys a sense of how dialects help transmit the history and culture of the state.

Nov 20, 2018

Campaign Cabinet Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Sowell

Bob supports NC State’s Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign as a Cabinet volunteer for the Graduate School. Learn more about Robert’s philanthropic philosophy in the following Q&A. How did attending NC State impact or shape your life and inspire […]

Nov 20, 2018

Grateful Clients Award Anesthesia Team Coat of Excellence

When Winston, an 11-year-old Airedale, went into cardiac arrest during a CT scan, Lysa Posner, professor of anesthesiology at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, took charge. Winston's owners, Crystal and David Steffan, have recognized Posner's extraordinary efforts with a Coat of Excellence gift -- and the 22 members of the anesthesiology team have matching blue shirts with the inscription, "Winston’s Team Anesthesia."

Nov 20, 2018

Kim Receives 2018 RJ Reynolds Award

Youngsoo “Richard” Kim, Jimmy D. Clark Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), is the 34th recipient of the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. Kim gave his award lecture, titled “From Theory to Engineering Practice: A 30-Year Journey,” at the Larry K. Monteith Engineering Research Center on Centennial Campus on Nov. 12.

Nov 20, 2018

Interning at the United Nations

Caldwell Fellow Amith Mandavilli took the idea of experiential education to the next level as part of his semesterlong internship at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. One of 15 interns in the prestigious program, Mandavilli got a closeup view of foreign policy and international relations at the highest level.