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Jun 28, 2022

Podcast: Distinguished Professorships With Walt Wolfram

On the Season 1 finale of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re joined by sociolinguist and William C. Friday Distinguished Professor Walt Wolfram to hear how private support has benefited his work on campus and beyond. 

S. James Ellen Professor Detlef Knappe is honored by the Wilmington City Council on June 7, 2022.

Jun 27, 2022

NC State Researchers Recognized for Work on PFAS Pollution

Detlef Knappe’s work discovering and tracing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) compounds in the Cape Fear River basin was recently recognized by the city council in Wilmington, N.C. Knappe, S. James Ellen Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, worked with graduate student Elisa Arevalo and postdoctoral scholar Mei Sun to find PFAS compounds including a chemical called GenX in the river, which provides drinking water for some 500,000 people in southeastern North Carolina. 

Researchers evaluated new designs for wildland fire shelters after field tests. Credit: Joseph Roise.

Jun 27, 2022

New Fire Shelter Prototypes Could Buy Time for Wildfire Firefighters

NC State researchers have found that four new designs for shelters to protect firefighters trapped in wildfires could increase survival time inside the shelter compared with the current industry standard. The research team includes Roger Barker, the Burlington Distinguished Professor of Textile Technology and the director of the Textile Protection and Comfort Center. 

NC State University Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens signage

Jun 20, 2022

Dinah E. Gore Kitchen Pantry Dedicated to Dunn

The Dinah E. Gore Teaching and Research Kitchens pantry now bears the name of Dr. Carolyn Dunn, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and former head of the Department of Agricultural and Human Science. The naming honors the service and dedication of Dunn, one of the major drivers behind the vision for boosting the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ work in foods and nutrition by creating a state-of-the-art teaching and research kitchen complex to serve as a hub for observational research studies, training workshops, educational video shoots and more. 

Duncan Lascelles receives a clock commemorating his appointment as a distinguished professor from CVM Dean Kate Meurs.

Jun 13, 2022

Lascelles Named DuBose Distinguished Professor

Duncan Lascelles, professor of translational pain research and management in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named to the Dr. J. McNeely and Lynne K. DuBose Distinguished Professorship in Musculoskeletal Health. The professorship was made possible by a $1 million gift from the Duboses that was matched by $500,000 from the Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund. 

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Jun 7, 2022

Podcast: Annual Giving With Adam Compton ’09

On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re joined by Adam Compton to talk about how Annual Giving helps the university create dynamic new approaches to teaching and learning, fuel industries and breakthroughs, guide our students to impactful post-graduate lives and more. 

Jennifer Peavey

Jun 7, 2022

Jennifer Peavey Plans to Back the Pack Forever

Through a special legacy gift, this NC State alumna hopes to provide professors in the College of Design with the resources to Think and Do ad infinitum. 

The Memorial Belltower

May 24, 2022

Biological Sciences Professor Hoyo Named Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair

The College of Sciences has named Cathrine Hoyo of the Department of Biological Sciences as a Goodnight Innovation Distinguished Chair. This professorship was made possible by a gift from longtime NC State supporters Dr. Jim and Mrs. Ann Goodnight and will further Hoyo’s research into improving our understanding of how early development influences the risk of common chronic diseases, especially those that affect minority populations. 

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May 17, 2022

Podcast: ‘Think and Do’ In Review With Brian Sischo

On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re talking with Brian Sischo, vice chancellor for University Advancement, about our recent Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign and how it has set the university up for a big, bold future. 

Cranos Williams

May 17, 2022

Cranos Williams Named Goodnight Distinguished Professor

NC State faculty member Cranos Williams was recently named a Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Agricultural Analytics by the College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The new professorship was bestowed on Williams for promoting cross-college collaborations leading to next-generation precision agriculture solutions, as well as for his research, teaching and leadership in using data-driven approaches to understand the biological processes behind plants’ growth, development and adaptation to changing environments.