Foreign Ties Build Worldwide Recognition

> Since its founding, NC State University has been charged with focusing its education, research, and extension capabilities on fulfilling its land-grant mission to benefit North Carolina residents. But today, the University is a leader in a shifting technological and economic landscape through adoption of a more global approach to accomplish that mission.

Can You Heal Me Now?

> While many Americans view cell phones as indispensable to their social and professional lives, more and more Africans are finding cell phones to be indispensable to good health.

Bottom of World Tops for Climate Change Studies

> Nausea-inducing ocean swells, numbing cold, and 18- to 20-hour workdays aren’t ideal conditions for conducting research, but then again, Antarctica isn’t your normal, everyday laboratory.

Running Rings Around Olympic Preparations

> When the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games open in August, Dr. Shu-Cherng Fang will have handed off his torch to Chinese organizers while Dr. Lian Xie will be moving to the starting line for his Olympic challenge.

Dogs Test Therapy to Scratch Allergy’s Itch

> The itchy, watery eyes. The sneezing and scratching. The runny nose and sore throat. Allergies are some of man’s most annoying maladies.

Seeing Green in Tropical Forest Management

> From Central American forests to the Amazon jungle to Andean timberlands, NC State researchers see the forests for the trees. Through internationally recognized programs and individual projects, they are working to preserve threatened species while improving forest management techniques that benefit local economies, environmental stewardship, and biological diversity.

Software Helps Profits Grow With Crops

> Farming on steep mountain slopes in Honduras, Miguel Cruz always worried about erosion and the loss of soil nutrients because of the slash-and-burn agriculture he practiced.

Immigration Strains Italian Market’s Identity

> An outdoor market bustles daily in the shadow of the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence, Italy, as scores of vendors hawk their wares for tourists and locals alike. Some families have worked the market for generations, but a rapid influx of immigrants—some legal, some not—is transforming the face of the historic marketplace, says Dr. Anne Schiller, a professor of anthropology in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS).