Stories From 2021

Mar 4, 2021

A Primer on Coronavirus, Variants, Mutation and Evolution

The below is an interview with Rob Dunn (RRD), Matt Koci (MK), Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis (SOK), David Rasmussen (DAR), and Jessica Brinkworth (JFB). Lucie Ciccone graciously lent their insights and served as additional sets of eyes. One of the most indefatigable […]

Mar 3, 2021

The Libraries’ Open Pedagogy Incubator: Sharing Information, Lowering Barriers, and Engaging More Learners

Erin McKenney tell us what she learned from participating in the Libraries' first Open Pedagogy Incubator.

Mar 1, 2021

Has Coronavirus Cleaning Gone Too Far?

Trying to eliminate all bacteria, including those that are beneficial to us, can lead to autoimmune disorders, warns Rob Dunn.

Mar 1, 2021

Combating Burnout in a Virtual World

Reducing stressors in our remote working environment can help in avoiding feelings of burnout. We asked faculty and DELTA staff how they have experienced burnout and what tips and practices they recommend toward combating its effects.

Feb 9, 2021

Honoring Faculty Scholars

NC State’s faculty engage in a high level of teaching, research and service that makes the university stand out amongst its peers. To recognize some of those faculty, Chancellor Randy Woodson established the University Faculty Scholars program in 2012.

Feb 9, 2021

Faculty and Staff Receive 2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Advising Awards

In addition to recognizing outstanding faculty and staff advisors, the Advising Administrator Award was renamed in honor of Carrie McLean, the recently retired assistant dean of University College and director of advising for the university.

Feb 4, 2021

In Era of COVID-19, Virtual Thesis Defenders Make the Most of It

NC State graduate students are taking advantage of the pandemic-necessitated virtual format to invite family and friends to attend their thesis and dissertation defenses.

Feb 1, 2021

Tiny Monkey-Horses, Unbearable Heat and Wet Bulbs, an Interview about the Future

Rob Dunn and friends chat about how past warming events impacted evolution to get a window into how future global climate change may impact species on Earth.

Jan 27, 2021

AEC’s REU Grant in Tropical Ecology Renewed

The Tropical Ecology REU program run by Alonso Ramírez is currently accepting applications!

Jan 26, 2021

Intercontinental Study Sheds Light on the Microbial Life of Sourdough

Conventional wisdom is wrong. And sourdough is complicated.