A portion of D.H. Hill Library is being lit in Wolfpack red this week to honor NC State’s latest member of the National Academy of Sciences.
The library’s Conservatory and Light Sculpture will shine out over the Brickyard and light up a part of the library in honor of Dr. Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Entomology. Gould is the ninth current professor at NC State to be elected to the National Academy.
“We thought that lighting up D.H. Hill’s most beautiful spot would show just how much we admire the great light that Dr. Gould’s work has shone on NC State,” said Susan Nutter, vice provost and director of libraries.
The upcoming issue of NC State magazine will include an article on some of the research being done by Gould and others to try to genetically engineer mosquitoes so they can’t spread diseases such as dengue fever or malaria.