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Month: September 2017

Students at graduation

Sep 29, 2017

New Program Supports Students Pursuing Doctorates

NC State’s TRIO Programs launch a new initiative that focuses on first-generation students, students with limited resources and students from underrepresented groups who are seeking doctorates. 

New bumble bee research shows that extended flowering seasons due to climate change have detrimental effects on our native pollinators. Photo courtesy of  Jane Ogilvie.

Sep 29, 2017

Climate’s Effects on Flowers Critical for Bumble Bees

New NC State research shows that earlier and longer flowering seasons have detrimental effects on bumble bees. 

Paul Bartley and Paige Herring displaying their awards

Sep 26, 2017

NC State Has Strong Presence at International Symposium

Scenic Portland, Oregon, was the setting for the 2017 International Symposium on Growing Media, Soilless Cultivation, and Compost Utilization in Horticulture, where four NC State horticultural science students were honored. 

Paul Cockson

Sep 26, 2017

Breathtaking Scenery; Awesome Results

CALS’ Department of Horticultural Science was well-represented among winners at the recent 44th Annual Meeting of the Plant Growth Regulation Society of America, held amid the breathtaking scenery and summer sunshine of Anchorage, Alaska. 

Tammy Ellington

Sep 26, 2017

Tammy Ellington: Profile in Courage

On August 30, 2017, the Department of Horticultural Science lost one of its dearest colleagues. Our dear friend Tammy Lois Ellington passed away in the early morning. Tammy was an exceptional person and successful at everything she put her hand to. She lived life to its fullest while fighting the cancer that eventually would take her life. 

CALS alumni award winners gathered for a group shot at the ceremony

Sep 20, 2017

CALS Honors Extraordinary Alumni

CALS alumni, friends, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate more than two dozen extraordinary alumni at the college’s annual Alumni Awards Ceremony. 

NC State gateway

Sep 20, 2017

New Merit Scholarship Will Assist Incoming Production Agriculture Students

A new scholarship that covers tuition, books and fees is available for an outstanding student with plans to major in production agriculture. 

NC State Bell Tower

Sep 12, 2017

NC State Moves Up in National Rankings

NC State’s standing among the nation’s best colleges and universities continues to improve, thanks to advances in peer assessment, student retention and graduation rates. See how the university scores in this year’s U.S. News rankings. 

Horticultural Science student Amy Arnold

Sep 6, 2017

Student Spotlight: An Artist with a ‘Passion for Plants’

Meet Amy Arnold, the student behind the prize-winning illustration on this year’s special-edition CALS Alumni and Friends t-shirt.