Stories From 2018

Dec 5, 2018

A CALS Throwback Christmas Special

Deep in the archives of the NCSU Libraries lie relics of CALS Christmas past: two vintage videos from a time when Extension agents wore fedoras to work and Baby Boomers were toiling through high school.

Nov 18, 2018

Reimagining Women in STEM: Ph.D. Student Emily Reed

Former French major Emily Reed didn’t think science and math were for her – until she took a molecular and cellular biology course with an excellent female professor.

Oct 29, 2018

Ants for Antibiotics?: Omar Halawani’s Research Featured At Hunt Library Event

How do ant colonies defend themselves from harmful bacteria? NC State master’s student Omar Halawani is looking for answers. Learn more at Nov. 15’s Never Home Alone event at the Hunt Library on Centennial Campus.

Oct 23, 2018

Obituary: Distinguished Toxicologist Ernest Hodgson

Dr. Ernest Hodgson, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Toxicology, a founder of the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute and the first head of NC State’s Department of Toxicology, passed away earlier this month.

Oct 10, 2018

Free Science Party At Hunt Library In November – And You’re Invited

Starting ten years ago, more than 40 NC State scientists began to explore the biodiversity of belly buttons, bedrooms, backyards and more. Now, they’re presenting their findings in a decidedly non-traditional format. It’s all part of Professor Rob Dunn’s new book release, and there will be food (and a science-inspired live soundtrack).

Sep 27, 2018

Peru Partnership Focuses on Aquaculture, Fisheries

A new partnership with Peru will open doors for the country’s aquaculture and fisheries industries while providing unique opportunities for faculty and students.

Jun 12, 2018

How To Break Barriers In Science: Applied Ecology’s Martha Burford Reiskind

Research assistant professor Martha Burford Reiskind noticed that her Ph.D. students felt isolated as they worked on their dissertations. So she started the #45_15 Group, meeting weekly to combine dissertation writing and discussion. Topics range from research interests to professional challenges faced by the mostly female group.

May 21, 2018

Campus Bee Hotels Are Open For Business

NC State’s new bee hotels are providing vital habitat for North Carolina’s native bees thanks to Jonathan and Sara June Giacomini, who designed and built them for the campus community.

May 15, 2018

Think Chimpanzee Beds Are Dirtier Than Human Ones? Think Again

Study finds that chimpanzees appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do.

May 14, 2018

“Change-Maker In Medicine”: CALS Alum Brian Forrest, M.D.

When he was sitting in class at CALS, Brian Forrest didn’t yet have a plan to revolutionize primary care medicine. But fast forward 17 years and he’s done exactly that, recently earning “change maker” honors from Medical Economics Magazine.