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african elephant standing on the savannah faces the camera head on

Jan 24, 2022

Study Demonstrates Accuracy of Less Invasive Technique for Monitoring Elephant Health

The technique uses dried spots of blood to measure health indicators. 

Memorial Belltower

Jan 20, 2022

Rob Dunn Named Interim Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs

Rob Dunn has been named Interim Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs, effective January 17. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Warwick Arden made the announcement today. 

three images capture beetle larvae at various stages of jumping; a fourth image shows the trajectory of a larva's leap

Jan 19, 2022

Scientists Find Previously Unknown Jumping Behavior in Insects

There is evidence that this jumping behavior is occurring in a range of species – we just haven’t noticed it before. 

a blue question mark against a pink background

Jan 7, 2022

Is ‘Flurona’ Even a Real Thing? What’s That All About?

In the first week of 2022, news headlines featured references to something called “flurona,” and discussion of “flurona” quickly spread across social media. 

Richard Linton

Dec 3, 2021

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard Linton to Step Down

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard Linton has announced that he will step down from his position at NC State in mid-February 2022 to become the president of Kansas State. 

illustration of a SARS-CoV-2 particle

Dec 1, 2021

What is the Omicron Variant of COVID-19? And What Do We Know About It?

There’s still a lot we don’t know. But here’s what we do know. 

a roast turkey rests on a kitchen counter

Nov 19, 2021

Don’t Want Foodborne Illness? Don’t Wash That Poultry

Washing raw turkey or other poultry before roasting can lead to cross-contamination and foodborne illness. 

Christmas trees growing in North Carolina.

Nov 18, 2021

Expert: Demand for NC-Grown Christmas Trees Will Remain High

N.C. Christmas tree growers are hustling to meet an expected high demand this year, according to an NC State expert in Ashe County, North Carolina. 

Associate Professor Adam Fahrenholz demonstrating the magnetic filter of the hammer mill.

Nov 10, 2021

DELTA Creates 3D Model Apps for Feed Manufacturing Students

FM 425: Feed Manufacturing Technology’s Area Specialized Agent Marissa Herchler Cohen and Associate Professor Adam Fahrenholz worked with a DELTA team headed by Assistant Director, Educational Media Donnie Wrights to convert labs into web-based 3D apps allowing students to see inside the feed mills. 

a bunch of red, white and yellow onions on a table

Oct 26, 2021

Salmonella in Onions: What You Need to Know

How can I tell which onions are safe? What do I do if I’m not sure? NC State food safety expert Ellen Shumaker provides answers.