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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. 

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May 10, 2022

Maria Coady Named College of Education’s Inaugural Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity

Maria Coady will join the College of Education Aug. 16, 2022, as the inaugural Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity, an endowed position made possible by a $1.5 million gift from Dr. Jim and Mrs. Ann Goodnight and matching funds. Coady joins NC State from the University of Florida, where her research has focused on English language and multilingual learners in rural settings. 

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May 3, 2022

Podcast: Planned Giving With Jennifer Peavey

On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re talking with the College of Design’s Jennifer Peavey about how she plans to support the university through a special gift from her 401(k) plan following her passing. 

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May 3, 2022

Friday Institute Executive Director, Associate Dean and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Hiller Spires to Retire

Hiller Spires — who is nationally recognized for her innovative research and approach to K-12 education — will retire June 1, 2022, after a 43-year career, including more than 35 years with the College of Education. Spires is currently an associate dean and executive director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Literacy and Technology. 

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Apr 26, 2022

University Teaching Awards Announced

NC State has honored more than 35 faculty members for their commitment to educational excellence with the 2021-22 University Teaching Awards. Award recipients were recognized at a University Teaching Awards Luncheon and Ceremony on April 13. 

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Mar 22, 2022

NC State Day of Giving

Whether it’s to honor an experience, address an urgent need or simply be part of an extraordinary day, there’s a story behind every gift made on Day of Giving. And it doesn’t end there — support from donors like you empowers our students to craft their own stories, perspectives and paths; spurs the next chapter in our groundbreaking research; and turns a new page in how we teach and learn. Join us on March 23 for 24 hours of #GivingPack. 

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Mar 22, 2022

NC State’s Day of Giving 2022: How You Can Support the College of Veterinary Medicine

Together, we can write the next chapter on groundbreaking research, compassionate clinical care and world-class education at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. 

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Mar 22, 2022

Pierce Named Director of Integrative Sciences Initiative

Joshua Pierce, an associate professor of chemistry, LORD Corporation Distinguished Scholar and University Faculty Scholar, has been named director of NC State’s Integrative Sciences Initiative. Pierce also serves as co-director of NC State’s Comparative Medicine Institute and director of the Chemistry of Life NIH T32 training program. He will work with a large team to coordinate the design and realization of the Integrative Sciences Building, a cutting-edge facility being planned for the former Harrelson Hall site that will draw on both state and private support.