Stories From 2020

Mar 23, 2020

Gene-Editing and The Consumer: Colombian Cochran Fellows at NC State

In December 2019, CALS International Programs received a group of Cochran fellows visiting from Colombia to study gene editing policy and regulation in agriculture at NC State.

Mar 23, 2020

NC State Experts on COVID-19

Economy: Mike Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist, can discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the U.S. economy. See his recent piece in The Conversation here. He can be reached at or 919.515.4671. Food safety: Ben Chapman, professor of agricultural and human services and food safety specialist, can discuss food preparation,…

Mar 17, 2020

NC State Coronavirus Updates

NC State continues to work with county and state health officials to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read for all the ongoing updates.

Mar 17, 2020

Now What?

Without going far, kids can explore and learn from familiar environments. Liz Driscoll, an NC State Extension 4-H specialist, suggests five easy outdoor activities to try when your kids are feeling cooped up.

Feb 27, 2020

You Decide: Could a Virus Take Down the Economy?

The question is whether the coronavirus that has hit China could send the world – and the U.S. – into a recession, or worse.

Feb 20, 2020

From Raleigh to Djilor: Dannica Wall and Poultry Farming in Senegal

Poultry Science PhD student Dannica Wall gave an eye-opening presentation on her time spent in Djilor, Senegal as part of the CALS SAIGE International Seminar Series. Wall was sent abroad through Farmer to Farmer, a USAID-funded program that seeks to increase agricultural productivity, sustainable farming practices, and strengthen existing institutions.

Feb 14, 2020

Algerian Cochran Fellows Visit NC State for Poultry Feed Production Training

For the first time, CALS Global Academy hosted an Algerian group for a Cochran training that focused on streamlining poultry feed production and growing capacity for agricultural research and international trade

Feb 13, 2020

New Chair Unites Two Colleges on the International Stage

The James W. Owens Distinguished Chair in International Economics, to be held jointly between the Poole College of Management and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will advance cross-college collaboration and the university’s international reputation. The chair was created with a generous gift from three-time NC State alumnus and former chair of the Board of Trustees Dr. James “Jim” W. Owens.

Jan 17, 2020

Tummy Talk: Dr. Diego Bohorquez and The Neuroscience of The Gut

 In the final seminar of CALS SAIGE’s fall international seminar series, Dr. Diego Bohorquez, a gut-brain neuroscientist from Duke University, gave an interview and open dialogue about his experience with international research. The crux of Dr. Bohorquez’ current work rests at the idea that the little nervous sensors in the human gut, called neuropods, use nutritional information to communicate with the brain.

Jan 8, 2020

Ambassador Visit Highlights Partnerships Near and Far

As the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative continues to take shape, partnerships between VIB, a Belgian life sciences institute, and NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are growing.