Daily Archives: October 12, 2012

1st of 3 scheduled power outages today at Fort IRC

Power is scheduled to be cut off in the Fort IRC today from about 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. The outage will be the first of three scheduled during the installation of a new emergency generator for the building.

The next power outage is tentatively scheduled for  Saturday October 20, for approximately 8 hours.

The final power outage is scheduled for about 48 hours during Thanksgiving break from Friday November 23  through Saturday November 24.

The new generator will provide electricity for the entire building except for the main chiller.  Occupants of the IRC should  shut down all electrical equipment 30 minutes before each scheduled power outage to prevent damage to  hard drives, power supplies, control panels, etc.

For questions or more information, contact Chris Couch, IRC facilities manager, at 285-3190 or via email.

It’s N.C. A&T Week in The Business Journal

Front page of The Business Journal, October 12, 2012Readers of The Business Journal of the Triad are getting up-to-date on Aggie research this week.

Page 1 of the weekly newspaper features an article on Dr. Ellie Fini and her research on developing an environmentally sustainable binder for asphalt from hog waste.  She’s on her way to creating a company to commercialize the technology.  The paper also highlighted  the article in its daily email to readers this morning.

Page 3 contains a lengthy interview with Dr. Barry Burks, vice chancellor for research and economic development.  Burks discusses the university’s efforts to grow A&T’s research enterprise, the possibility of mandatory federal spending cuts, and A&T’s economic development opportunities.

The Business Journal is available online and in print by subscription.