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Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou with Dr. Janet Rossantand, Gairdner president and scientific director; Dr. Lorne Tyrrell, chair of the Gairdner board of directors; and CALS Dean Richard Linton at the award ceremony in Toronto.

Nov 4, 2016

NC State’s Barrangou Receives Canada Gairdner International Award

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, NC State associate professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences and the Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research, received the Canada Gairdner International Award in an Oct. 27 ceremony in Toronto. The Canada Gairdner Awards are given to biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine resulting in increased understanding… 

Scientist with plants explaining research to two onlookers.

Oct 27, 2016

Microbiomes Under the Microscope

More than 350 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences stakeholders took an up-close look at the potential of microbiomes for improving health and agriculture as they gathered for this year’s Stewards of the Future conference. “Microbiomes: Unseen Opportunities for Agriculture and Health” was held Oct. 20 at NC State University’s McKimmon Center. It featured presentations, videos and panel… 

Dr. David Green of the NC State Seafood Lab and CMAST

Oct 26, 2016

Synonymous with Seafood

Ask most anyone involved in North Carolina’s seafood industry if they’ve crossed paths with Dr. David Green, and chances are the answer is yes. Green wears a number of hats – director of the NC State Seafood Laboratory, founder and former director of the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), professor of food science, department Extension leader –… 

Fayetteville green street under construction

Oct 25, 2016

One-of-a-Kind Green Street Transforms Downtown Fayetteville

A unique green street project that has the potential to breathe new life into downtown Fayetteville already has demonstrated its value while still under construction, weathering Hurricane Matthew without any setbacks. “There’s no green street quite like the one that’s being built here in Fayetteville,” said Bill Hunt, Extension Specialist and William Neal Reynolds Distinguished… 

Studio portrait of Steve Lommel

Oct 24, 2016

Lommel on WRAL TechWire panel

CALS Associate Dean Steve Lommel will be among the panelists at an upcoming WRAL TechWire event focused on the evolution of Wilson, a former tobacco town, into North Carolina’s first gigabit Internet ecosystem. 

Crowd of Wolfpack fans at game

Oct 19, 2016

Celebrate All Things NC State During Red and White Week

The annual Red and White Week leading up to next Saturday’s Homecoming football game against Boston College at Carter-Finley will have a slew of activities, from Chancellor Randy Woodson’s annual fall address next Friday afternoon to food and beer presentations to free Howling Cow ice cream on Stafford Commons for students. 

Kaleb Rathbone, Travis Birdsell, Jonathan Schultheis and Annette Wszelaki pose with pumpkins in a research station field.

Oct 19, 2016

Extension Agent Cultivates a Sweet Spot for Pumpkins

Extension Agent Travis Birdsell is helping Christmas tree growers and others explore a new industry for North Carolina’s high country: pumpkin production. 

CALS student Nashea Williams

Oct 19, 2016

Student Spotlight: Nashea Williams Plants Dreams at CALS, Meets VP

Since choosing CALS as her pathway to a career in plant breeding, senior Nashea Williams has studied abroad in Costa Rica and met Vice President Joe Biden. She is the recipient of the Anne Fleming Coghill Endowed Scholarship, the Corn Grower’s Association of North Carolina Scholarship, the North Carolina Farmers State Alliance Scholarship and the… 

Economist Mike Walden

Oct 17, 2016

Economic Perspective: Why Are Interest Rates Continuing to be Low?

Dee Shore: “Today’s program asks why interest rates are continuing to be low. Mike, interest rates continue to be at almost historic lows. This has reduced the cost of taking out home loans, vehicle loans and other business and consumer loans. What’s behind these super low rates?” Mike Walden: “Well, as usual, there’s a big… 

Ignazio Carbone

Oct 16, 2016

NC State, UNC Collaborate on Microbiome Project

With a new U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NC State University are working together to better understand how communities of microbes influence disease transmission. The $2.5 million grant, from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, went to UNC biology professors Charles Mitchell, James Umbanhowar and Corbin Jones as…