Hear the Howl
Summary: Welcome to the NC State Alumni Association's podcast, Hear the Howl. For years, NC State magazine's staff has dedicated itself to telling compelling stories about the university. We have captured stories of alumni, students, and faculty and their achievements, discoveries, and contributions to making the world a truly extraordinary place. Hear the Howl continues that tradition of rich storytelling by enabling listeners to hear some of our subjects interviewed, go behind the scenes of our magazine stories or go more in depth than the pages of the magazine sometimes allow.
An NC State news release in 1979 said this of longtime agronomy professor Walton C. Gregory: "Gregory still braves ocean crossings, mountain climbs and forays through dense, tropical jungles to search for superior genes for use in breeding a still better peanut." Part of that search led Gregory in the 1950s to use radiation and develop what is forever known as "the Atomic Peanut."
As the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom earned $700 million in its first weekend of release, it's clear that dinosaurs have always captured our imagination. Mary Schweitzer, a professor of biological sciences at NC State takes us behind the scenes of her BIO 230 class that uses a more hands-on approach, which she calls the "Science of Studying Dinosaurs."
Back in the 1930s, NC State started its own tradition of pitting freshmen against sophomores. It began as a kind of capture the flag, but turned into a contest not that different from soccer. Only in this contest, you could use your hands.
As we prepare to pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with a ceremony at the Bell Tower tomorrow, learn just how the Bell Tower came to be by listening to episode 3 of our Hear the Howl podcast.
Richard Longland spends his days in his lab getting lost in the stars. There, he explores how reactions in a star's core produce elements.
The very first episode of Hear the Howl!