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N.C. A&T Names Clemson Research Official Vice Chancellor for Research, Economic Development

12/18/2019 in Research and Economic Development

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has named a Clemson University administrator and researcher its new vice chancellor for Research and Economic Development. Eric Muth, Ph.D., is associate dean for research and graduate studies and a professor of psychology at Clemson. During his tenure as associate dean, he also served as chair of the university’s Intellectual Property and Conflict of Interest committees.

N.C. A&T Faculty Member Participates in American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

12/17/2019 in College of Science and Technology

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that approximately 7 million people die annually due to outdoor and household air pollution, and nearly 1 million of those deaths are concentrated in the African region. Understanding and quantifying that pollution is critical to resolving it and saving lives. Solomon Bililign, Ph.D., a professor of physics at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, led an international team from Ethiopia, Botswana and Appalachian State University in a critical proof-of-concept study resulting in measurements suitable for long-term aerosol monitoring in Africa, which they presented last week at the American Geophysical Union annual conference in San Francisco – the world’s largest scientific gathering.

AGGIES RETURN TO CELEBRATION BOWL FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR

11/25/2019

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is returning to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl for a third straight year after thrashing archrival North Carolina Central 54-0 during Senior Day on Saturday at BB&T Stadium and claiming a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) regular season championship.

CAHSS to host advanced screening of “Just Mercy” starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx

11/14/2019 in Students, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) in partnership with The Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program of Los Angeles will host an advanced screening of the movie, “Just Mercy,” starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, 2019.

Martin, Obare and Foster Chosen as Triad Power Players

11/01/2019 in Employees, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering

In the 2019 edition of the Triad Power Players, published today, the Triad Business Journal (TBJ) includes North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr., Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Dean Sherine Obare adjunct professor Geoff Foster among professionals risking something – money, reputation, clout — to make a lasting regional impact. impact.

N.C. A&T Recognizes Seven Distinguished Alumni during Fall Convocation

10/24/2019 in Academic Affairs, Alumni, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Science and Technology

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University celebrated its annual Fall Convocation program Thursday, Oct. 24, in Harrison Auditorium. The program recognized student athletes for their academic and athletic accomplishments and welcomed back alumni for “The Greatest Homecoming on Earth” celebration.

Aggie Pop-Up Shop to Open Oct. 21 on Elm Street

10/21/2019 in Business and Finance, Alumni, Employees, Students

The Aggies are headed downtown. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is opening a “pop-up” at 201 S. Elm St. on Monday, Oct. 21, just in time for homecoming. The grand opening celebration will feature appearances by Mayor Nancy Vaughan and Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr., a food truck, and a store full of the latest and best Aggie gear.

N.C. A&T to Participate in NC Free College Application Week

10/21/2019 in Admissions, Academic Affairs

Prospective students from North Carolina high schools and community colleges can apply to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University free of charge this week, Oct. 21 – 25, 2019. The opportunity comes as a part of the College Foundation of North Carolina’s (CFNC) annual campaign to support college access.

Global Leadership Acumen to be Highlighted During Annual Leadership Conference at N.C. A&T

10/16/2019 in College of Education

Strategic leadership practices are immeasurably important for the growth of organizational structure and innovation. Students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will lead the Fifth Annual Contemporary Issues in Transformative and Innovative (CITI) Leadership Conference held by the Department of Leadership Studies and Adult Education. The two-day event will take place Friday, Oct. 18, from 4 – 9 p.m., in Proctor Hall; and Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the Academic Classroom Building.

Thirty-Four N.C. A&T Students Selected for Exclusive TMCF Leadership Institute

10/15/2019 in Students

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has selected 34 talented North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University students to attend the largest, talent and professional development recruiting conference for students of publicly-supported historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and predominantly black institutions (PBIs) at the award-winning 19th Annual Leadership Institute presented by Wells Fargo.

Faculty and Staff Combined Campaign Kickoff Set for Tuesday

10/14/2019 in Employees

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will have its 2019-20 Faculty and Staff Combined Campaign kickoff Tuesday, Oct. 15. Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. is the keynote speaker for the event, which will be from noon - 1:30 p.m. at the Alumni-Foundation Event Center.

Students at N.C. A&T Learn the Process and Principles of Self-Love at Chancellor’s Speaker Series

10/04/2019 in Students, Chancellor’s Speaker Series

From the moment Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. took the stage at Harrison Auditorium for the Chancellor’s Speaker Series, “Love the Skin You’re In,” Oct. 3, student engagement was intense and consuming. From Martin’s comments regarding his experiences dealing with the effects of colorism to the daily experiences of guest panelists Laverne Cox, Shaun Ross and Amber Riley, the conversation was informative and transformational.

Sandra Hughes to be honored by the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame for N.C. A&T

09/25/2019 in Alumni, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation (NBCAHOF) will host its annual hall of fame induction ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta during Hall of Fame Weekend. Among this year’s stellar class of honorees, representing North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is Sandra Daye Hughes ’69, who will be inducted into the arts category.

N.C. A&T Alumnus, Walter Hood Awarded the MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant”

09/25/2019 in Alumni, College of Engineering

The MacArthur Foundation announced today that Walter Hood ’81, founder and creative director of Hood Design Studio, a landscape architecture firm based in Oakland, California is a 2019 recipient of the “Genius Grant.” The $625,000 award is administered by the MacArthur Fellowship program that is paid out over a five year span, with no strings attached. The grant is given to extraordinary, talented and creative individuals as an investment in their potential.

N.C. A&T Remains State’s Most Affordable Campus

09/13/2019

The latest edition of Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money 2019” rankings continues the trend of positive rankings for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

N.C. A&T Names Centers of Excellence Interim Co-Directors

09/03/2019

Kaushik Roy, Ph.D., and Belinda Shipps, Ph.D., have been named interim co-directors of the Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Education, and Outreach (CREO), and Robert Cobb Jr., Ph.D., and Salil Desai, Ph.D., have been named interim co-directors of the Center of Excellence in Product Design and Advanced Manufacturing.

Riley, Cox and Ross Slated to Discuss Self Love at N.C. A&T Chancellor’s Speaker Series

09/02/2019

In a world where appearances, stereotypes and unsolicited opinions often negatively dominate the societal narrative, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is rebutting and changing the conversation through the fall Chancellor’s Speaker Series, “Love the Skin You’re In,” at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Harrison Auditorium.

N.C. A&T Skybox Suite To Be Named For Monroes

08/29/2019

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is naming a skybox suite at BB&T Stadium for Dr. Joseph and Sallie Monroe. A ceremony with Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr., Vice Chancellor for Advancement Kenneth E. Sigmon Jr. and Athletics Director Earl M. Hilton III is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, in the second-floor suite followed by a reception in the Chancellor’s Suite.

N.C. A&T to Offer Harlem Brews at Home Games

08/29/2019

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has announced a partnership with Harlem Beer Distributing NC and Harlem Brewing Company (Harlem Brew South) that will feature its beers at all home games.

Aggies Announce Inaugural Vernell Stallings Bowling Invitational

08/29/2019

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University announced its women’s bowling team will host the inaugural Vernell Stallings Women’s Bowling Invitational this fall. The tournament, scheduled for Nov. 15-17 at AMF Lanes, 910 S. Holden Road, Greensboro, will feature at least 10 teams.

N.C. A&T Alumnus Makes History as National Engineer

08/22/2019

Alan Gillespie, P.E., a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, is the first African American engineer to be appointed as a national discipline lead within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Focusing on Advanced Student Performance, N.C. A&T Opens 2019-20 Academic Year

08/19/2019

With a fog machine filling the Harrison Auditorium stage, the sounds and panoramic video of a thunderous rocket blasting into space, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University officially kicked off the 2019-20 academic year at the annual Faculty Staff Institute on Aug. 16. Under the theme: Mission to S.P.A.C.E.: Creating a Student-Centered University (Students Performing in an Advanced Competitive Environment), attendees were energized, motivated and equipped for student success.

Five Aggies Earn NTCA Academic Honors

08/09/2019

Five North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University bowling team student-athletes have been named to the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) All-Academic Team.

TECHLAV Center Celebrates Fourth Annual Meeting

08/07/2019

The Center for Testing, Evaluation, and Control of Heterogeneous Large-scale Systems of Autonomous Vehicles (TECHLAV) convened professionals from across the academic, governmental and industrial spectrum to witness and celebrate research milestones regarding the autonomy capabilities of unmanned vehicles such as drones, rovers, surface and underwater vehicles.

N.C. A&T Hosts First Aggie Writing Scholars Summer Experience

08/06/2019

As part of a $500,000 grant to the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University hosted its first Aggie Writing Scholars Summer Experience from July 20-Aug. 2.

Aggies Expected to Win MEAC Again

07/30/2019

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Aggies are expected to win their fifth Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) football title in six years and reach their third straight Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl game, the conference announced at its annual MEAC Football Press Luncheon in Norfolk, Va.

N.C. A&T’s Constable Chosen For Inaugural Hennessy Fellows Cohort

07/29/2019

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Fabiana Constable has been named among 10 inaugural members of the Hennessey Fellows cohort. Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Hennessy announced the selection of the cohort of the newly formed Hennessy Fellows, high-potential MBA graduate students specifically chosen from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) based on high achievement.

N.C. A&T To Host AAU Junior Olympics Track Meet

07/26/2019

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Athletics is preparing to host the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympics national track and field championships July 26 through Aug. 3.

Obare Named American Society Fellow

07/19/2019

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Sherine O. Obare, Ph.D., dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), as a 2019 fellow.

N.C. A&T Names Samuel New COAACH Director

07/16/2019

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University announced Raymond E. Samuel, M.D., Ph.D., has been named director of the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s Aging and Community Health (COAACH), effective July 15.

Scholars at N.C. A&T Excel Through Community and Academic Partnerships

07/08/2019

Nothing beats hands-on, real-time experience, especially for prospective medical professionals. Students participating in the Pre-Professional Scholars Program (PPSP) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University recently gained that experience after completing an academic clinical assistant apprenticeship rotation with the Cone Family Medical Center.

UNCG, N.C. A&T Awarded $500K from NSF to Build High Speed Network

07/02/2019

UNC Greensboro (UNCG) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) have been awarded a two-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $499,912 to build a high-speed research data network that will both connect the two largest universities in the Triad with each other and enable faster, easier sharing of research with scientists around the world.

N.C. A&T’s COAACH Partners with NC Registry for Brain Health

07/02/2019

On the heels of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s Aging and Community Health (COAACH) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has partnered with NC Registry for Brain Health to provide access to helpful information.

Hatch Appointed N.C. A&T Executive Director for Community Engagement

06/05/2019

A collaborative leader with a demonstrated record of diversity and inclusion management, community engagement and higher education administration, Bryle Henderson Hatch, Ph.D., has been named executive director for community engagement at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

N.C. A&T to Host Small Farms Field Day

05/22/2019

Best practices for growing industrial hemp and opportunities for bamboo production are among the research and demonstration projects that will be showcased at Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s annual Small Farms Field Day. The event, free and open to the public, will be held from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. June 6 at the University Farm, 3136 McConnell Road, Greensboro.

N.C. A&T Alumnus to be Enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame

04/18/2019

Within North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s athletic history, Al Attles, Sr. ‘60 is one of the most successful athletes and alumni to ever play the sport of basketball. On Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, Attles and 11 other honorees will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Diabetes Research a Focus in North Carolina

04/01/2019

The North Carolina Diabetes Research Collaborative (NCDRC) held its second annual Diabetes Research Symposium on March 15, hosted by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University at the Union Square Campus in Greensboro.