November 2017 Announcements
Find out the latest happenings with NC State faculty and staff, including awards and honors, upcoming events, professional development opportunities and more.
Provost’s Corner: November 2017
Faculty and staff members’ steadfast commitment to our mission and the university’s strategic plan elevates NC State’s academic reputation and global impact. This includes NC State's ranking by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine as one of the “Top 25 Best Undergrad Programs for Entrepreneurs in 2018.”
Strengthening Research with Shared Resources
With NC State engaging in record-high levels of research activity year after year, the university’s Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development is constantly working to identify and meet crucial research needs. To accomplish this goal, the university is streamlining its shared research services.
Pack Hacks for Faculty: Funding International Research
This month, Chantell LaPan, adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management and director of global research for the Office of Global Engagement, talks about supporting and funding international research.
McGahan Named College of Sciences Dean
Christine McGahan, an expert in ocular physiology and pharmacology and an NC State faculty member for more than three decades, brings her vision to the College of Sciences. Meet the new dean.
Study examines hiring, retention of women and minority STEM faculty
NC State statistician Marcia Gumpertz conducted a “snapshot” survey of time to tenure, promotion and retention for female and minority faculty in four different STEM fields.
Harries Named Interim Graduate School Dean
Peter J. Harries, senior associate dean of the Graduate School since 2015, has been named the Graduate School’s interim dean.
Exploring Immersive Experiences in Biodiversity
After wrapping up three video shoots at different locations across North Carolina, DELTA’s project team shared their experiences as well as the future vision of immersive experience and story-based learning in 360° environments.
In Memoriam: Banks C. Talley Jr.
Banks C. Talley Jr., longtime vice chancellor for student affairs and namesake of the Talley Student Union, died on Thursday, Oct. 19. He is remembered for bringing a balanced education that included culture and arts for generations of NC State students.
New Fund Supports Research Outside the Lab
A collaboration between the Provost’s Office and the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development enables NC State to close a gap in research funding and support innovative work in multiple disciplines.