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Tag: Program Support

Mar 13, 2018

Talley-ing Up The Turkey Unit

Thanks to a visionary gift from the Talley family to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the newly named Windell and Judy Talley Turkey Education Unit will boast renovations to improve biosecurity, decrease labor costs and boost turkey research productivity. 

Mar 13, 2018

A Study in Gratitude

Bella the Labrador retriever and her owner, Valerie Maitre of Wilmington, are thankful for the Petco Foundation's three-year grant to the NC State Veterinary Hospital. The funding established a program to help defray the cost of cancer treatment for small companion animals like cats and dogs, making advanced cancer care more accessible to pet owners and increasing opportunities for veterinarians to learn more from their clinical experiences. 

Mar 13, 2018

Textiles Research Open House Brings Innovation to the Forefront

On April 18, the NC State College of Textiles will host the 2018 Textiles Research Open House. Organized by the Textile Association of Graduate Students with support provided by The VF Foundation, the event aims to enable students to open a dialogue and establish networks with those involved in textiles and related industries. 

Mar 6, 2018

Honoring 90 Years of NC State’s College of Education

Members of the NC State College of Education Board have issued the $90,000 Challenge. The board will give up to $90,000 to support students and programs across the college if alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends join them in meeting several goals that celebrate the college’s 90th anniversary and reflect its impact. 

Mar 6, 2018

Making Global Health a Priority

A seed grant from NC State's Office of Global Engagement boosted the infectious disease research of Sid Thakur, associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Population Health and Pathobiology and associate director at the Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI). Thakur focuses on antimicrobial drug resistance that impacts humans and animals. 

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Mar 6, 2018

Levin to Deliver John W. Pope Lecture

Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs and author of The Fractured Republic, will give the 2018 John W. Pope Lecture, "In Search of Solidarity in the Age of Trump," later this month at NC State. The John W. Pope Lecture Series is hosted by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Poole College of Management to encourage dialogue on topics of political and economic interest. It's supported by a grant from the John W. Pope Foundation. 

Feb 20, 2018

New STEM Program to Connect High Schoolers with Geospatial Tech and Careers

The Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State and its partners are launching a program for high school students interested in learning about the benefits of a career in the geospatial sciences and using the latest technologies in this field to solve real-world problems. A grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund helps keep the program free for interested students. 

Feb 13, 2018

Collaboration Focuses on Sustainable Tourism in Bogotá, Colombia

A chance encounter between colleagues interested in combining design with social entrepreneurship and tourism led to the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve Project, a collaboration between NC State and the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano (UJTL). Tim Wallace, NC State associate professor and applied anthropologist, advanced the project thanks to a 2015 Internationalization Seed Grant awarded through a program facilitated by the Office of Global Engagement and the University Standing Committee on International Programs. 

Feb 6, 2018

CALS Faculty Focus: Fighting to Save Cassava

Dr. Jose “Trino” Ascencio-Ibanez, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, and his team are researching ways to combat viruses threatening cassava, one of the most important crops in Africa. Grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Science Foundation-Partnerships for International Research and Education support their efforts. 

Feb 6, 2018

Gates Foundation Grant Benefits Work Addressing Global Sanitation Issues

Dr. Francis de los Reyes of the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering — who leads NC State's global water sanitation and hygiene faculty cluster — received $1.2 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve and test the market for a novel pit latrine emptying device, the Flexcrevator. The Flexcrevator is the newest generation of a series of prototypes, with the first design invented by NC State alumnus Tate Rogers.