Transportation Secretary Buttigieg, Gov. Cooper Tout A&T Transportation Innovation

07/03/2024 in Research and Economic Development, College of Business and Economics, College of Engineering

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg joined Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday to visit the transportation research facility at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Gateway Research Park North Campus. Gateway North houses a diverse fleet of connected autonomous vehicles and one of the nation’s first rural test tracks for testing and developing autonomous vehicles. 

A&T, Cone Health to Host “Building a Better You” Community Wellness Fair on June 29

06/26/2024 in College of Health and Human Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Center of Excellence in Integrative Health Disparities and Equity Research (CIHDER) and the Cone Health Center for Health Equity will host a “Building a Better You” community wellness fair Saturday, June 29. The free event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Corbett Sports Center on the N.C. A&T campus, 405 N. Benbow Road, Greensboro.

A&T, CIHDER Host All of Us HBCU Road Tour on June 29 to Address Health Disparities

06/25/2024 in College of Health and Human Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and its Center of Excellence for Integrative Health Disparities and Equity Research (CIHDER) will host the All of Us HBCU (historically Black college or university) Road Tour on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 107 of Frye Hall (formerly the Academic Classroom Building), 1601 E. Market St., Greensboro.

N.C. A&T Physics Professor Bililign Earns Fulbright Award to Teach in Ethiopia

06/06/2024 in College of Science and Technology

Solomon Bililign, Ph.D., a professor of physics at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award to Ethiopia for the 2024-25 academic year. He will teach physics and atmospheric sciences at Addis Ababa University’s Institute of Geophysics, Space Science and Astronomy and the Department of Physics beginning in September.

N.C. A&T Hosted Technology Day Ahead of N.C. Transportation Summit

05/22/2024 in College of Engineering

Greensboro hosted the 2024 N.C. Transportation Summit drawing more than 1,200 attendees from all over the world, with more than 100 sponsors and exhibitors May 21-22. The summit provided a platform for discussions ranging from safety and funding to innovation, all aimed at addressing North Carolina’s evolving population and transportation needs.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Recognizes Exceptional Faculty, Student Achievements

05/22/2024 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University recently hosted its 2024 End-of-the-Year Awards Celebration, recognizing the efforts of students and faculty. Six students were honored as seniors of the year and four faculty members were honored for their outstanding achievements in teaching, research, service and leadership.

N.C. A&T Nanoengineering Professor Receives NCInnovation Grant for Drug Delivery Research

05/21/2024 in Research and Economic Development, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Researchers at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), led by Kristen Dellinger, Ph.D., are making significant strides in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Their groundbreaking research has received a grant of $369,024 over two years from NCInnovation as part of its inaugural round of research funding, which totaled $5.2 million across eight projects.

Resilience Realized: A&T Commemorates Spring 2024 Graduates

05/11/2024 in Alumni, Students

More than 1,500 undergraduate, more than 200 master’s and almost 60 doctoral students became members of N.C. A&T’s spring Class of 2024 in commencement ceremonies Friday, May 10, in the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts and Saturday, May 11, at Greensboro Coliseum.

N.C. A&T Transportation Centers Host Successful Two-Day Symposium

04/22/2024 in College of Business and Economics, College of Engineering

The Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility (CATM) and the Center for Regional & Rural Connected Communities (CR2C2) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University hosted a two-day Joint University Transportation Center (UTC) Symposium April 17-18, marking the final year of funded activities for CATM and the first annual event since CR2C2’s launching.

Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 291 Inducts 31 Students

04/05/2024 in Students

Chapter 291 of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has inducted 31 students into the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

N.C. A&T University Galleries to Host 2024 Senior Art Exhibition

04/02/2024 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host the 2024 Senior Art Exhibition, which showcases the variety of skills and talents of graduating students in the Visual Arts Program. The exhibition’s opening reception is Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition, which features a diverse range of mediums including painting, sculpture and digital art, will be on display through May 24.

Belk Launches Spring Collection Designed by A&T Fashion Alumna

03/21/2024 in Alumni, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences

A 2023 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State graduate is helping Belk’s Crown & Ivy clothing line celebrate its 10th anniversary this spring with a new line of women’s wear available online and in stores. “Jewel Moser x Crown & Ivy,” a limited-edition collection designed by Jewel Moser, an alumna of N.C. A&T’s fashion merchandising and design (FMD) program, launched March 11.

A&T to Lead “Ag Tech Corridor” Project with $1M from National Science Foundation

03/15/2024 in Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Starting this spring, N.C. A&T will lead a project that aims to break that bottleneck. Funded by a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovation Engines, Goins will lead a team of university, N.C. Cooperative Extension, business and research partners in developing a plan to share information and technology faster and more broadly across the state by building an “ag tech corridor” from central North Carolina to the east.

N.C. A&T Researchers Developing AI-based System to Make Driving More Predictable, Safer

03/12/2024 in College of Science and Technology

A research team in the College of Science and Technology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has conducted a pilot project using models available through Microsoft’s Azure Open AI Service to develop a system that will lead to advancements in traffic management using physic informed deep learning. The pilot, led by principal investigator Leila Hashemi-Beni, Ph.D., and applied science and technology doctoral student Tewodros Syum Gebre, received support from Microsoft under the company’s “Accelerating Foundation Models Research” (AFMR) collaboration.

A&T Breaks Ground for Bluford Residence Hall

02/23/2024 in Student Affairs, Students

Local dignitaries joined North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University leaders – including many students – to officially break ground Thursday, Feb. 22, for Bluford Residence Hall, the university’s first new dormitory in nearly two decades.

Honors College Hosts Successful 2024 Honors Weekend

02/20/2024 in Honors College

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Honors College welcomed more than 160 highly accomplished potential students, along with their parents and guardians, to campus for its Honors Weekend on Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17.

USDA Announces Investment in CAES Environmental Justice Project during Campus Visit

01/25/2024 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small made her inaugural visit to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to see firsthand the ways the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is using the federal agency’s funding to advance programs, research and scholarships. She also came to bring good news: USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will invest nearly $1 million in a new A&T project to help advance environmental justice in agriculture through its Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI.)

N.C. A&T to Celebrate 64th Anniversary of A&T Four’s Historic Sit-In

01/24/2024 in Alumni, Students

The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University community will gather once again Feb. 1 to celebrate the remarkable legacy of four A&T freshmen who electrified the civil rights movement in 1960 with their courageous sit-in at the downtown Greensboro Woolworth’s lunch counter – an event that served as a catalyst to change public accommodations laws across the nation.

Three A&T Students Selected for Astronaut Scholarship, Make HBCU History

01/23/2024 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Honors College

Three North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University undergraduate students have been selected as 2023 Astronaut Scholars, an elite scholarship awarded annually to the nation’s most academically accomplished students pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degrees.

A&T Landscape Architecture Students Blaze Trail through Toyota Battery Property

01/22/2024 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Design

A 300-acre tract of woodland in Liberty, North Carolina, on the southwest corner of Toyota North Carolina’s battery manufacturing plant site, will soon take on new features as an environmental education forest, thanks to the talents of seven students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s landscape architecture program.

N.C. A&T Professor Co-organizes International Air Quality Conference in Ethiopia

01/17/2024 in College of Science and Technology

Solomon Bililign, Ph.D., a professor of physics at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, co-organized the “Together for cleaner air in Ethiopia” international conference held at Addis Ababa University. The three-day conference hosted 80 attendees from Ethiopia, Europe and the U.S., including air quality researchers and regulators, health professionals, community members and policymakers. Lund University in collaboration with local universities also co-organized the conference.

ACE, Carnegie Foundation Renew A&T’s Prestigious ‘Community Engagement’ Classification

01/09/2024 in Community and Rural Development

The American Council on Education (ACE) and the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching announced that North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of 40 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the 2024 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement.

N.C. A&T Professor Contributes to State of Climate Report, Efforts Addressing Climate Change

01/03/2024 in College of Science and Technology

More than 570 scientists in over 60 countries contributed to the 2022 State of the Climate Report, which revealed “Earth’s greenhouse gas concentrations were the highest on record, heatwaves shattered temperature records across the planet, the Arctic was warm and wet and the ocean heat and global sea level were also the highest on record,” among other findings. 

Davis, Smith-Jackson Inducted into N.C. State Engineering Hall of Fame

12/21/2023 in Employees

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Lauren Davis, Ph.D., industrial and systems engineering professor in the College of Engineering, and Tonya Smith-Jackson, provost and executive vice chancellor of Academic Affairs, have been inducted into North Carolina State University’s Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame.

N.C. A&T Professors Selected for 2024 Greensboro Residency for Original Works

12/18/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University professors La’Toni Cromes and Kimberly C. Harper, Ph.D., were selected for Creative Greensboro’s 2024 Greensboro Residency for Original Works (GROW). The program provides an “open flex space for Guilford County-based creative individuals and organizations to produce new and original works that encourage visitation and engagement by the public.”

N.C. A&T Student Launches DeEtte Market, Redefining Holiday Decor with Inclusive Nutcrackers

12/12/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Grace Bullock isn’t just a junior at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University — she’s a holiday trailblazer. Unwrapping the gift of diversity, Bullock is turning Christmas decor shopping into a celebration of inclusion with the launch of her business, DeEtte Market. She was inspired by the limited representation in traditional holiday nutcrackers, and now she's on a mission. At DeEtte Market, every nutcracker tells a story of breaking traditions and spreading holiday cheer.

Fashion Student Designs A&T-Inspired Collection for Urban Outfitters

12/06/2023 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences

In June 2022, fashion merchandising and design major Mya Harris flew to Philadelphia to attend a 10-week internship with apparel company Urban Outfitters. This fall, the result of that experience – a line of clothing paying tribute to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s cultural history – hit the shelves.

The AdPr Academy Welcomes Three N.C. A&T Journalism and Mass Communication Students

12/05/2023 in Library, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Three students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (JOMC) – sophomore Kennidi Cottle and seniors Santroya Pitzer and Bria Williams – were selected to participate in the University of Georgia’s seventh annual Myra Blackmon AdPr Academy for Diversity & Inclusion one-week intensive seminar in Atlanta.

A&T Announces 2023-24 Hall Fellowship Cohort

11/22/2023 in The Graduate College

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has announced its newest cohort of Woodland Ellroy Hall Fellows – 11 master’s and doctoral students who are committed to excellence in scholarship, professional capabilities, and leadership in research university setting.

A&T Names Five New Advisory Council on Alumni Relations Members

11/22/2023 in Alumni

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University announced five new members of the Advisory Council on Alumni Relations, a non-fiduciary, non-governing group that works with the Office of Alumni Relations by providing feedback that enhances programming for alumni engagement.

N.C. A&T Student Presents Study on Blue Light Exposure at Competition

11/21/2023 in Research and Economic Development, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University multimedia journalism student Jaydn James recently presented her innovative research study, “How Consistent Blue Light Exposure Affects the Circadian Rhythm (Sleep Patterns) Among Journalism Students,” at the Black Doctoral Network (BDN) Undergraduate Research Poster competition in Atlanta. James’ research was selected earlier this year among abstract submissions from talented students across the nation.

N.C. A&T Announces Inaugural Defense Civilian Training Corps Cohort

10/26/2023

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has selected 20 student representatives as inaugural cohort members of the Defense Civilian Training Corps (DCTC), a pilot program initiated by the Department of Defense (DoD) to prepare the next generation of civilian national security leaders.

University Galleries to Host 2023 Alumni Art Exhibition with Featured Artist Jackson ‘21

10/25/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host the 2023 Alumni Art Exhibition during its homecoming celebration. Set to present a diverse range of styles, subjects and mediums, the group exhibition will showcase alumni artists from the university’s Visual Arts Program. The exhibition’s opening reception is Thursday, Nov. 2, at 5:30 p.m., and will be on display through Dec. 13.

N.C. A&T to Host Annual Shred and Recycling Day on Oct. 28

10/23/2023 in Employees, Students

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Information Technology Services, Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Education and Outreach and Waste Management Institute are partnering to offer the annual Aggie Shred and Recycling Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Lindsay and Laurel streets on campus in recognition of October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

N.C. A&T Receives Department of Energy Funding to Establish Climate Resiliency Center

09/29/2023 in College of Science and Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has funded North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s proposal to establish the “Climate Resiliency Center (CRC) in Piedmont Triad of North Carolina.” The announcement is in conjunction with the first White House Summit on Building Climate Resilient Communities and various actions the administration is taking to address a changing climate.

A&T Alumna Selected for First Cohort of New USDA Fellowship

09/28/2023

Kortni Blalock '23 was selected from among 100 applicants to receive a U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) International Agricultural Fellowship. This fellowship is intended to support extraordinary individuals seeking FAS careers and increase diversity and excellence in the federal agency that works to improve export opportunities for U.S. producers.

N.C. A&T Establishes Center of Excellence for Social Justice

09/21/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has announced the opening of the Center of Excellence for Social Justice, dedicated to fostering educational opportunities for students and faculty to generate new discoveries through research, engagement and outreach while promoting collaborative action and innovation in the crucial areas of social, economic and racial justice.

N.C A&T Unveils Autonomous Shuttle Route to Downtown Greensboro

09/18/2023 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

N.C. A&T’s autonomous shuttles, unveiled last year with the university’s rural test track at Gateway North Campus, navigated a new track today: the real-world obstacles of the approximately one-mile ride from the Harold L. Martin Sr. Engineering Research and Innovation Complex to the Miriam P. Brenner Children’s Museum. 

Clean Energy Training “National Model” Blows Past Year 1 Goals, Expands at A&T

09/06/2023 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

STEPs4GROWTH (S4G) marked its first anniversary with an announcement that the program has graduated 113 students, significantly exceeding its first-year goal of 100. The program’s industry partners now number 45 and include such leading firms as Duke Energy and Siemens. Between them, those partners committed to providing 140 jobs, of which 105 have been filled thus far with program graduates.

15 Alumni Honored among Black Business Ink Power 100

09/04/2023 in Alumni

Fifteen North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University alumni were honored during this year’s 20th anniversary Black Business Ink Power 100 Awards Ceremony. The Power 100 Awards Ceremony recognizes 100 of the most influential leaders from across North Carolina in a variety of sectors, including educators, healthcare professionals, politicians, clergy and other professions and organizations.

University Galleries Hosts New Exhibition, “Flash Fiction”

08/28/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is hosting “Flash Fiction,” a new exhibition of collages from artist, Natalie Schorr. The exhibit features personal narratives of gender roles, psychological introspection and spiritual reflections. The opening reception is Thursday, Aug. 31. The exhibition will be on display through Oct. 13.

USDA Awards $1.8M to N.C. A&T Agriculture, Nutrition, Consumer Sciences Projects

08/02/2023 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, The Graduate College

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) will receive nearly $2 million to test environmentally friendly growing techniques, improve educational training on food allergies, strengthen nutritional science programs and more – six projects in all – as part of a competitive grant program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Four N.C. A&T Journalism Students Commit to Three-Year McClatchy HBCU Internship Program

08/01/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Journalism and Mass Communication

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University rising sophomore public relations majors Renee Douglas and Steven Matthews Jr., along with rising junior multimedia journalism majors Chrysta Nichols and Gabrielle Heyward, have been chosen to participate in the McClatchy Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Internship.

Professor Liang Uses USDA Grant to Open Teachers’ Minds to Agricultural Possibilities

07/28/2023 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education

Chyi Lyi “Kathleen” Liang, Ph.D., Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, is taking an innovative approach to agricultural education and a new, $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement it.

Common Thread Theatre Collective Presents “How to Make an American Son”

07/10/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Common Thread Theatre Collective, a joint venture between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Davidson College, will present “How to Make an American Son,” a new play by Christopher Oscar Peña and directed by Holly Nañes. The hard-hitting drama explores what happens when the American Dream collides with the reality of immigration and family. Performances will begin Friday, July 14, at Barber Theatre on Davidson College’s campus.

Common Thread Theatre Collective Presents “Our Journey”

07/05/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Common Thread Theatre Collective, a joint venture between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Davidson College, will present “Our Journey,” an interactive play for young audiences about self-discovery. The performance will be held at N.C. A&T’s Paul Robeson Theatre on Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.

Universities Combine Expertise to Build Trust between Pork Producers and Pork Consumers

06/28/2023 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Animal Sciences

Derrick J. Coble, Ph.D., swine specialist and assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, is a part of the National Pork Board's new five-year effort focused on addressing consumer questions related to the pork industry’s We Care® Ethical Principles and strengthening consumers’ confidence in choosing pork for their plate.

Three Cadets Chosen for Georgetown University’s Security Studies Summer Institute

06/27/2023 in Students

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Air Force ROTC cadets Camryn Agee, A’Thalia Hinton and Christen Johnson, were selected to attend Georgetown University’s Security Studies Summer Institute. This highly competitive program, which is offered at no cost to participants, is designed to provide insight into what it means to work in the field of security studies.

N.C. A&T, Davidson College’s Common Thread Theatre Collective to Present “Clyde’s”

06/13/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Davidson College’s joint venture, Common Thread Theatre Collective, will produce the Tony Award-nominated comedy “Clyde’s” by Lynn Nottage in its North Carolina premiere directed by Luther Wells. The show will run the next two weekends beginning June 16 at Barber Theatre on Davidson College’s campus.

N.C. A&T, LANL Study Optical Properties of Aerosols from African Biomass Fuel Burning

06/09/2023 in Research and Economic Development, College of Science and Technology

Research teams from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico have initiated the first phases of the African Combustion Aerosol Collaborative Intercomparison Analysis (ACACIA) pilot study. The project titled “Studies of optical and chemical properties of aged and fresh biomass burning absorbing aerosols for climate models” is funded by the Department of Energy.

N.C. A&T’s Ward-Johnson Named to National Humanities Alliance Board of Directors

06/02/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Frances Ward-Johnson, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA), a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities and on Capitol Hill.

N.C. A&T Taps Yin to Lead Institutional Research

05/17/2023 in Research and Economic Development

Alexander C. Yin, Ph.D., will be N.C. A&T’s new vice provost for the Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OSPIE), part of the Division of Academic Affairs. OSPIE is the primary source of official data for the university, providing data and analysis for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning throughout A&T.

Joyner, Rorie Named to UNC 2023 Executive Leadership Institute

05/04/2023 in Business and Finance, College of Science and Technology, Biology

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Assistant Vice Chancellor of Budget and Planning Chartarra Joyner and Checo Rorie, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Biology in the College of Science and Technology, are among 30 leaders selected to participate in the University of North Carolina System’s 2023 Executive Leadership Institute.

Cheerleaders Make H-I-S-T-O-R-Y in National Competition

04/20/2023 in Athletics

The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Cheerleading Program made history as the first team from the university to compete in the National Cheerleader Association (NCA) & National Dance Alliance (NDA) College National Championship. They also made their mark as the first squad in at least 20 years to represent a historically Black college or university (HBCU) from North Carolina in the event.

A&T Hosts U.S. Army War College Visitors, Panel Discussions on Military Topics

04/13/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department of History and Political Science at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University hosted visiting students and faculty of the U.S. Army War College’s Eisenhower Series College Program (ESCP) on campus Wednesday, April 12. The highly selective program encourages its students, who are on a trajectory to become the Army’s most senior leaders.

N.C. A&T’s National Award-Winning Richard B. Harrison Players Closes Season with “Dreamgirls”

04/03/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The powerhouse musical “Dreamgirls,” with book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger, is one of the most celebrated American musicals of the 20th century. It is a sweeping and inspirational journey through American pop music that chronicles one Motown girl group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom. Inspired by the stories of R&B’s popular superstars, including The Supremes, James Brown, and the roster of artists that helped change the landscape of popular music in the 60s and 70s, “Dreamgirls” is a true depiction of the music business.

N.C. A&T Alumna Bass to Serve as Student Honors Convocation Speaker

03/31/2023 in Students, Honors College

Adrina Greenlee Bass ‘04, an assistant attorney general at the North Carolina Department of Justice, will serve as speaker for the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Student Honors Convocation on Wednesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at Harrison Auditorium. The event will include the presentation of academic honors and excellence awards.

Wolfspeed, A&T to Establish Joint R&D Facility to Further Advance Silicon Carbide Innovation

03/28/2023 in Research and Economic Development

Wolfspeed, Inc. (NYSE: WOLF), the global leader in Silicon Carbide technology, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, America’s leading historically Black college or university, today announced their intent to apply for CHIPS and Science Act funding to build a new research and development facility on the North Carolina A&T campus. The R&D facility will be focused on Silicon Carbide to support the next generation of advanced compound semiconductors. Wolfspeed and A&T intend to submit the project for federal investment as part of the CHIPS and Science Act when the Notice of Funding Opportunity for R&D facilities is released this fall.

Newman, Chestnut to Serve as N.C. A&T Spring 2023 Commencement Speakers

03/14/2023 in Students

Two highly regarded leaders in their fields – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Nathan F. Simms Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biology Robert H. Newman, Ph.D., and NAACP Image Award-winning actor Morris Chestnut – will serve as Spring 2023 Commencement keynote speakers, university officials announced today.

N.C. A&T, Alexander to Host “The Big Payback” Discussion and Debate

03/03/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) will host a conversation and student-led debate around reparations for Black Americans inspired by the PBS documentary, “The Big Payback.” The event, to be held Tuesday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. in Harrison Auditorium, will feature “Living Single” actress Erika Alexander, co-director of the film. 

N.C. A&T, Hofstetter to Host HBCU Lecture Series on Hacktivism and Black Creativity

02/28/2023 in Students

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will be the first of 10 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to host George Hofstetter’s new lecture series on hacktivism and Black creativity. The goal of the lecture series is to discuss topics that “inspire students and faculty to build at the intersection of disruptive innovation and social justice.” The event will take place Thursday, March 2, at 6 p.m. in the Deese Ballroom of the A&T Student Center.

Hairston College to Host Student Panel on Black Health on Feb. 27

02/27/2023 in College of Health and Human Sciences

The John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is hosting “Black Health: Using our Past to Inform our Future,” a panel discussion in recognition of Black History Month. The event – which is open to faculty, staff and students in all disciplines – will take place Monday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. in Academic Classroom Building Room 107.

N.C. A&T’s Liang in $10M USDA-Funded Project to Examine Major Shocks to Food Systems

02/20/2023 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education

Chyi Lyi “Kathleen” Liang, Ph.D., the W.K. Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Agriculture in N.C. A&T’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES), is a co-principal investigator on the project that received $10 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“A New Day for American Agriculture:” USDA Leader Visits N.C. A&T to View Climate-Smart Investments

02/14/2023 in Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

The U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s only twice-appointed leader, Secretary Thomas Vilsack, came to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University Farm on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to discuss the major investment USDA is making in climate-smart agriculture – and then, to get a first-hand look at those practices in action.

N.C. A&T Tops National HBCU Rankings by Degree Choices

02/14/2023 in Academic Affairs

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has been named the nation’s No. 1 historically Black university (HBCU) by Degree Choices, a higher education research organization whose rankings focus on how well colleges prepare students for top jobs and economic success post-graduation.

N.C. A&T’s Theatre Arts Program Presents “Othello”

01/31/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Theatre Arts Program tackles one of Shakespeare’s most intimate family tragedies beginning Feb. 23. The full title of the play is “The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice,” written by William Shakespeare in 1603. The production is a rare example of a dramatic work by Shakespeare that remained popular in performance during the latter half of the 17th and 18th century and remains relevant today.

N.C. A&T’s Bililign Hosted International Workshop on Air Quality in Africa

01/20/2023 in College of Science and Technology

Solomon Bililign, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Science and Technology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, chaired a follow up international workshop on air quality in Africa from Jan. 17-19. More than 80 attendees participated either virtually or in-person during the three-day workshop held at the Carnegie Mellon University Africa campus in Kigali, Rwanda.

N.C. A&T’s Uzochukwu Named EPA Science Advisory Board CASTNET Review Panel Chair

01/19/2023 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Godfrey A. Uzochukwu, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, was named chair of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) Clean Air Status and Trends Network (CASTNET) review panel. The network was established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1991 “to assess the effectiveness of emission reductions programs by reporting trends in pollutant concentrations and acidic deposition.” As of 2021, CASTNET monitors 99 sites in the United States and Canada.

N.C. A&T Research Team Participates in American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

12/16/2022 in Research and Economic Development, College of Science and Technology, The Graduate College

A research team comprised of professors, post-doctoral and graduate student researchers from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University presented at the 2022 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in Chicago. Solomon Bililign, Ph.D., Marc N. Fiddler, Ph.D., Vaios Moschos, Ph.D., Janica Gordon, Markie’Sha James and Megan Mouton participated in poster and oral presentations that focused on research related to air quality and health in Africa.