Insight into the Dawn of the Computer Age
NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center is excited to announce the donation of the Brian W. Hollocks Collection to the Computer Simulation Archive. Hollocks is a retired professor from Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom, and the collection of 1960s through 1980s materials offers a snapshot of the early years of the computer industry as it found large-scale applications in postwar industry and business, leading to the dawn of personal computers.
Johnson Named Executive Director of Friday Institute and Associate Dean
Carla C. Johnson has been named as executive director of the Friday Institute and associate dean at the NC State College of Education, effective July 1. In this role, she will provide strategic direction and leadership for the institute, including expanding and sustaining its success and operation in North Carolina and beyond. More than 100 faculty, staff and graduate students at the Friday Institute work across project teams supported by $17 million-plus in grants, contracts, state funding and gifts.
A Winning Start: College of Design Alum Wins Apprenticeship with Adidas
Alumnus Chris Williams is heading for the West Coast and a footwear design apprenticeship at Adidas after winning one of three spots in a competition against 1,000 other designers in the international Adidas Design Academy competition. Williams, who participated in the Entrepreneurship Initiative while on campus as a College of Design student, will head to Portland, Oregon, this fall.
Philanthropic Professor Supports College of Design
Tom Barrie, professor of architecture and Director of the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Initiative, has been a passionate and highly regarded faculty member at NC State for 17 years. He and his wife, Lisa, make providing discretionary funding for college programs a priority.
Recent Graduates Credit Think and Do with Healthcare Startup Success
Malcolm Benitz, Michael Rosenberg and Chase Ballard founded Medicom as NC State undergrads, and now the company is providing a better way for medical providers to safely and securely share patient information. The alumni have secured funding from the Wolfpack Investor Network and were part of the first class to participate in the Andrews Launch Accelerator.
Zia Lecture Continues to Galvanize Engineers
Since 2002, the Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture Series has been at the forefront of the civil, construction and environmental engineering industry, showcasing the world's most exciting projects and the engineers who make them happen while honoring a longtime NC State professor through private support. The most recent lecture, held in November, drew nearly 600 attendees to learn about the “new New York bridge,” officially named the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.
New Emergency Fund Supports International Students
NC State's Office of Global Engagement is building up its emergency funding to assist international students in completing their degree programs when unanticipated crises arise. The Pack Essentials program is able to provide important assistance in areas such as food insecurity, but international students are not eligible for many available resources and cannot add work hours without violating their visa status. The office is raising private funds to offset unique challenges such as unexpected currency devaluations in a student's home country.
18 Reasons Why the College of Education’s 2018 was Extraordinary
The College of Education is celebrating an extraordinary 2018 that included a record year in research grants, the return of the Teaching Fellows Program, a $10.8 million grant from the Belk Foundation and the highest number of donors to the college in its 90-year history.
Giving Tuesday Efforts Support the Feed the Pack Food Pantry
More than 1,100 pounds of food and supplies were donated to the NC State Feed the Pack food pantry as part of a universitywide donation drive in celebration of Giving Tuesday on Nov. 27. More than 22 university departments and student organizations contributed items. TIAA, the official event sponsor, gave $5,000 to the pantry and provided volunteers to assist with donation processing.
Statistics Alumna Makes Pledge to Create Professorships, Scholarships
Statistics alumna Nancy Ridenhour is an expert in assessing risk. When it came time to decide how to direct her estate, she knew NC State was a sure bet. She recently made a substantial planned gift to the College of Sciences and the Park Scholarships and Caldwell Fellows programs that includes funding for professorships, scholarships and experiential learning opportunities.