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Mar 11, 2020
Keeping Cats Indoors Could Blunt Adverse Effects to Wildlife
Domestic cats have large, detrimental impacts on local wildlife, according to a new study.
Feb 28, 2020
Cat Food Mystery Foils Diet Study
Cat food turns out to be something of a mystery.
Mar 4, 2020
The Pathway Toward Quality Assurance
A new group of NC State faculty members are on their way to Quality Matters course certification through completion of the Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP). This cohort will work to make improvements to their online or blended courses and continue raising the bar for quality online education at NC State.
Feb 25, 2020
Invasive Species: How Exotic Plants, Animals and Insects Impact North Carolina
From the emerald ash borer to feral swine, North Carolina is home to a number of invasive species that can have devastating impacts on the environment, economy and even human health.