Faculty

Nov 3, 2022

Horticulture’s Yencho and Pecota Win NC State’s Innovator of the Year Award

Craig Yencho and Ken Pecota were both recognized with the Innovator of the Year award for their work to develop a cultivar that now accounts for nearly 90% of sweet potato production in North Carolina. Released in 2005, Yencho and Pecota’s “Covington” sweet potato makes up 20% of the total acreage of sweet potatoes grown in the U.S. and has become a lucrative European export.

Sep 1, 2022

NC State Hosts USDA Borlaug Mentor Workshop

CALS International Programs hosted a Borlaug mentor workshop event where past mentors elaborated on their experience of being a Borlaug mentor.

Feb 17, 2022

You Decide: Should International Trade Be Re-Thought?

NC State economist Mike Walden shares an overview of international trade, including some of the possible disadvantages that have surfaced.

Nov 17, 2021

Taking a World View

Soaring income inequality. Starvation. Mountain-high piles of municipal waste. For NC State University Professor Edward Kick, finding solutions to these and other confounding challenges begins with a better understanding of the world system in which they occur.

Oct 28, 2021

George and Rhoda Kriz Provide Faculty With Worldwide Opportunities

Thanks to the generosity of NC State Professor Emeritus George Kriz and his wife Rhoda, faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have the opportunity to take part in scholarly leave to work in other parts of the world.

Oct 19, 2021

I AM CALS: Rick Brandenburg Serves Farmers in N.C., 50 Countries

After 38 years, an expert on pests in peanuts and turf finds international work more rewarding than ever.

May 19, 2021

Principles of Writing and Presenting Scientific Research: A Virtual Workshop

Professors of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University taught a virtual course, Principios de Redacción y Presentación de Investigación Científica, or Principles of Writing and Presenting Scientific Research, entirely in Spanish to a class of 13 students from the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina.

May 19, 2021

Preserving Sweetpotato Exports

Thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service NC State scientists including PI, Lina Quesada-Ocampo, and IR-4 Project experts will examine how to continue North Carolina-grown sweetpotatoes to Europe despite European Union regulations lowering fungicide tolerances.

Apr 29, 2021

NC State Global Celebrates 2020 and 2021 Outstanding Global Engagement Award Recipients

Drs. Brian Jackson, Miguel Castillo and Bill Hoffman were celebrated as finalists for the Outstanding Global Engagement Award in 2020 and 2021 during the award reception on April 28. The Outstanding Global Engagement Award encourages and recognizes exceptional accomplishment in globally engaged teaching, research, extension, and/or engagement and economic development.

Apr 29, 2021

Dr. Linda Hanley-Bowdoin Honored with 2021 Jackson Rigney International Service Award

The Jackson Rigney International Service Award recognizes the distinguished contributions of a faculty or staff member for the promotion of international understanding and service to the university and/or to the international community over the course of their career. Dr. Linda Hanley-Bowdoin was selected out of a total of four applications.