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Maria Coady infographic

Dec 5, 2022

How Can Educators Help Linguistically Diverse Students in Rural Schools?

No matter where an educator teaches, they are likely to encounter students who are multilingual, but not all educators are equipped with the skills or tools required to adequately meet the needs of these students. This is particularly true, said Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady, in rural areas where resources may be limited. 

Dean Louis Martin-Vega, right, presents the 2022 RJ Reynolds Award to Richard Spontak.

Nov 28, 2022

Spontak Receives 2022 RJ Reynolds Award

Richard J. Spontak, Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State, recently received the 2022 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension. The most prestigious award that the College of Engineering presents to an individual faculty member, this is a $25,000 award given in increments of $5,000 over a five-year period. 

Sarah Ash

Nov 28, 2022

Giving Back to Her Pack

There is often a story or personal connection behind the gifts Sarah Ash, professor emerita for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has given to CALS and NC State over the years. Her Pack philanthropy began, for instance, with a gift to honor her parents. 

Steve and Frosene Zei

Nov 28, 2022

Creating a Legacy of Love, Generosity and Significance

Married for more than 60 years, Steve and Frosene Zeis have shared a lifetime of love. One of their greatest joys has been providing generous support for students, faculty and programs at Steve’s alma mater: the Wilson College of Textiles. 

A man standing on the beach looking out at the ocean

Nov 21, 2022

Quiz: Voices of North Carolina (Part 2)

Test your knowledge and explore dialect change across the state via this quiz created by NC State linguists Walt Wolfram, the William C. Friday Distinguished University Professor, and Brody McCurdy, a 2022 graduate of NC State’s M.A. in English (linguistics concentration). 

Natasha Olby and a dog

Nov 14, 2022

Better Care for Aging Dogs and Their Aging People

Natasha Olby’s lab in the College of Veterinary Medicine is generating data and insights into the aging process in dogs, and how to improve their health span — not just their life span. Her research, which is fueled by the Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rahna M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology, also has implications for human geriatric medicine. 

Mr Wuf holding up We Appreciate You sign during Pack Appreciation Day

Oct 31, 2022

Pack Appreciation Day 2022 Is This Wednesday!

On our fourth annual Pack Appreciation Day, we’re celebrating all the ways philanthropy empowers every student to find their home in the Wolfpack. 

Chancellor Randy Woodson

Oct 25, 2022

2022 Chancellor’s Fall Address

Chancellor Randy Woodson will deliver his annual fall address on Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. from the floor of Talley Student Union, with the entire campus invited to attend. In this year’s address, the chancellor is expected to highlight the individual and collective achievements of the NC State community — including how private support continues to help us Think and Do. 

Dr. Veena Misra, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, discusses the Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) work for members of the Board of Governors and other university leaders.

Oct 25, 2022

Misra Named MC Dean Distinguished University Professor

Veena Misra has been named the second MC Dean Distinguished University Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Alumni William H. Dean, president and CEO of M.C. Dean, and his father, Marion Casey Dean, retired president and CEO of the company, endowed the first professorship in 2017 and endowed this second position as part of the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. 

glass

Oct 25, 2022

Exploring the Social, Ethical Sides of Microbiome Engineering

NC State will play a key role in the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Precision Microbiome Engineering (PreMiEr)’s work by examining the societal, ethical and policy implications of microbiome engineering advancements. Jennifer Kuzma, the Goodnight-NCGSK Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and co-director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, serves as associate director of PreMiEr and will head efforts to explore and consider public attitudes, risks and multidisciplinary perspectives related to the research.