Monthly Archives: December 2013

A&T, NCCU team up to study disease-fighting ginger

Screengrab of Dr. Sang interviewed by UNC-TV

Dr. Shengmin Sang of the Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, N.C. A&T’s research center at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis

The bioactive compounds in ginger pack a punch, two of them, actually. Fresh ginger contains anemia-fighting gingerols. Dry ginger contains shogaols, biocompounds that could be helpful in preventing cancer. Scientists from N.C., A&T and N.C. Central University are working together to determine how the human body can get the most benefit from those compounds.

UNC-TV will air a report on the research tonight (December 18), on “North Carolina Now” at 7:30 p.m. But if you want to watch it now or any time, just click here.


MLK Oratory Contest 2014: Rules and entry form

  • Click here for rules and timeline.
  • Click the image to go to the entry form.
  • The contest is open to N.C. A&T undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Entry deadline is Monday, January 6, 2014.

Information on N.C. A&T's 2014 MLK Oratory Contest

A&T dean: Social media are now primary sources

Cover of Educause Review, Nov/Dec 2013Vicki Coleman, N.C. A&T Dean of Library Services,
writing in Educause Review, “Social Media as a Primary Source: A Coming of Age”:

“Social media has come of age as a primary source, and there is tremendous opportunity for academics—and academic librarians—to begin treating it as such. The question is: How do we harness the potential of social media sites to enhance the research process and scholarly communications? Where do we begin?”

To read the complete article, click here to go to Educause Review Online, vol. 48, no. 6 (November/December 2013).