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The State of Things
11:20 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Poet Li-Young Lee Draws Influence From Chinese Classics

Behind My Eyes by Li-Young Lee
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A conversation with poet Li-Young Lee

  

When Li-Young Lee's parents received a classical education in China, they memorized dozens of poems. As a child, he heard his parents playfully recite poem after poem to one another. Today Li-Young Lee draws much of his poetic influence from that same classical Chinese poetry. 

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Arts & Culture
8:26 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Gamers Who Play Together Stay Together

New research shows gamers might not all be loners, after all.
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The widely held notion – that people who play computer games are loners – might not be true after all.  A new study from North Carolina State University finds that gamers are expanding their social lives and often wind up meeting the people they compete against. 

Nick Taylor is an assistant professor of Digital Media at NC State, and worked on the study.  He says the findings were consistent regardless of the types of games being played.

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The State of Things
10:30 am
Tue February 18, 2014

[PHOTOS] Theater Of Belief: The Ritual Of Masking Across The Globe

Akata Dance Masqueraders in Ogoja, Nigeria
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Professor and photographer Phyllis Galembo and Temple of Light founder and chief priest Babalawo Ifaniyi Akintunde talk with Frank Stasio about the culture of masking.

When people don masks and costumes in the United States, it is often for Halloween or to root for their favorite sports team. But in Africa and the Caribbean, masking carries a much deeper meaning.
 

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Climate Hub
6:19 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

NC State Is Becoming A Federal Government Favorite For Big Projects

NC State University
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It's been a big year for NC State - and it's only February.

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Environment
7:39 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Study: Electric Vehicles Have Little Impact On Emissions

Electric Drive Vehicle (EDV). Crystal Red Chevy Volt.
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A new North Carolina State University study challenges common assumptions connecting electric vehicles and lower emissions.  

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Mars
8:39 am
Tue January 21, 2014

NC State Student Is A Candidate For A One-Way Trip To Mars

Mars One is an independent Dutch nonprofit that plans to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars.
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A North Carolina State University bioengineering student has made the first cut for a Dutch non-profit's mission to Mars. 

Of the 200,000 applicants for a mission to colonize the red planet, Raleigh's Charles Parrish made it to the recent cut of 1,058 candidates. The 23-year-old  has been passionate about space since childhood and has already done research for NASA and the Mars Society.

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The State of Things
11:09 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Barack Obama Promises Jobs During Speech In Raleigh:

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President Barack Obama gave a speech at North Carolina State University earlier this week.

He talked about the need to take action this year, and he promised speedier job production in 2014. Host Frank Stasio talks about this and other news items of the past week with Laura Leslie, WRAL’s Capitol Bureau Chief; Jessica Jones, WUNC’s Capitol Bureau Chief; and Associate Press Reporter Michael Biesecker.

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Science & Technology
7:39 am
Fri January 17, 2014

What's The President's Project At NC State All About?

President Obama visits AC Drive company Vacon in Research Triangle Park. Vacon Senior Mechanical Engineer Marc Hoffman stands by.
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North Carolina State University was awarded a big task by The White House this week.

The land-grant institution will house a new public-private manufacturing innovation institute that will focus on getting the next generation of electronic chips and devices into the marketplace. 

President Barack Obama got the biggest applause of his speech when he made this announcement at NC State earlier this week:

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Politics & Government
7:17 am
Thu January 16, 2014

President Obama Announces Technology Hub At N.C. State

President Obama speaking at NC State 1/15, 2014
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President Obama was in North Carolina yesterday to announce the creation of a $140 million technology hub at NC State University.

The announcement is part of a larger effort by the White House to foster the kind of high-tech collaboration that will encourage industry and generate jobs.

At NC State’s indoor tennis center, the mood was joyful yesterday. As the school’s pep band played, about two thousand people filed into the space that had been transformed into a mega-church-like venue. When President Obama arrived, the applause was deafening.

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Politics & Government
11:26 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Obama On New Innovation Institute: 'There Are A Lot Of Folks Down In North Carolina Who Are Excited'

NC State's Pep Band warms up the crowd of people waiting to hear President Obama speak today at the University.
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Updated 2:55 p.m. Big news today - the President announced a new public-private manufacturing institute that will be headquartered in our state. (Full text of his speech below.)

From the announcement:

The new manufacturing innovation institute announced today in North Carolina is focused on enabling the next generation of energy-efficient, high-power electronic chips and devices by making wide bandgap semiconductor technologies cost-competitive with current silicon-based power electronics in the next five years. 

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