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Mark Beasley and Frank Buckless ist 6 feet apart at a table to record their session

Aug 25, 2020

Risks Can Be Leveraged as Opportunities in the Post-COVID ‘New Normal’

Mark Beasley, director of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative and KPMG professor of accounting, and Frank Buckless, Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean of Poole College, hosted the inaugural Virtual Thought Leadership Series event, Strategies of the New Normal: Lessons from Risk Management. The discussion took a look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how companies can implement ERM processes into their business plans to navigate huge volumes of risks as they look toward a post-pandemic world. 

Carol Hall sitting at a desk in front of a chalkboard

Aug 18, 2020

Hall Selected to Receive the AIChE Margaret H. Rousseau Pioneer Award

Carol K. Hall, NC State's Camille Dreyfus Distinguished University Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been selected to receive the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' Margaret H. Rousseau Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement by a Woman Chemical Engineer for 2020. This award is presented to a woman who “has made significant contributions to chemical engineering research or practice over the course of her career” and is in recognition of the awardee’s efforts in raising the visibility of women engineers and paving the way for women to have a greater impact in the discipline. 

Joshua PIerce in the lab

Aug 18, 2020

New Program Drives Research and Training in Chemistry and Life Sciences

A new program led by the College of Sciences is bringing together 40 faculty from across NC State to focus on innovative research and training at the intersection of chemistry and life sciences. The Chemistry of Life program will seed innovative, interdisciplinary research projects in molecular-focused areas ranging from synthetic chemistry and synthetic biology to chemical biology and biochemistry. Joshua Pierce, LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar and associate professor of chemistry, led its development. 

Dr. Hiller Spires of the College of Education

Aug 18, 2020

Friday Institute Executive Director Hiller Spires Explains How Education Differs Around the World

Despite similar aspirations, education can look drastically different from country to country. It's important that teachers in North Carolina understand different cultures and educational contexts, to serve all the children in their classrooms, as Hiller Spires, PhD, executive director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Literacy Education, explains. 

Ke Chang in his lab

Aug 18, 2020

Researchers Identify MicroRNA That Shows Promise for Hair Regrowth

A research team led by Ke Cheng, Randall B. Terry Jr. Distinguished Professor in Regenerative Medicine at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has identified a microRNA (miRNA) that could promote hair regeneration and be a candidate for future drug development. 

a person holds sweet potatoes while wearing an NC State think and do shirt

Aug 11, 2020

‘Map’ of Sweet Potato Genome to Improve Breeding Efforts

When it comes to certain aspects of genetics, sweet potatoes are a lot more complicated than humans. But NC State scientists have created complex genetic maps enabling them to untangle which genes are associated with economically important traits such as higher yield and disease resistance. In other words, their genetic maps may lead to better sweet potatoes. Learn more about the research of scholars including Zhao-Bang Zeng, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of horticultural science. 

Mike Boyette posing among his fig trees

Aug 11, 2020

Curious, Creative, Connected, Caring

Throughout his NC State career, engineer and Philip Morris Professor Mike Boyette has used these four C’s as a guide for transforming North Carolina agriculture and cultivating a cadre of alumni committed to making a difference. 

Jorge Piedrahita (right) and members of his lab interact at a table at the 2019 College of Veterinary Medicine Open House.

Aug 4, 2020

Aligning Strengths to Advance Medicine

The Comparative Medicine Institute is making NC State a destination for innovative research and training in biomedical sciences. The institute encourages interdisciplinary collaborations among more than 200 biomedical sciences-focused researchers in six colleges and 26 academic departments at NC State, as well as researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University and N.C. Central University. Co-directors are Joshua Pierce, LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar in the College of Sciences, and Jorge Piedrahita, Randall B. Terry Jr. Distinguished Professor of Translational Medicine and Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. 

two young farmers checking on their hemp crops

Aug 4, 2020

Agriculture, Agribusiness Generate a Sixth of the State’s Income, Jobs

North Carolina’s agriculture and agribusiness industry remains a powerhouse, generating about one-sixth of the state’s income and jobs, and it recently set a record in terms of its contributions to the state’s gross domestic product. Those are among the highlights of a recently released industry snapshot – the latest in an annual series that economist Mike Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, began compiling in the 1980s. 

Julie Swann speaking at a podium

Jul 28, 2020

All Systems Go

From her active research on pandemic disease spread to leadership as the head of the Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, A. Doug Allison Distinguished Professor Julie Swann thinks beyond boundaries and puts solutions into action to build a better world.