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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CALS Faculty Awarded Internationalization 2021-2022 Funds
Four CALS Faculty were selected to receive the Internationalization Seed Funding and one CALS faculty was selected to receive the Israel Visiting Scholar Program funding available through NC State's Office of Global Engagement.
CALS Names New Department Head
Nationally and internationally recognized economist JunJie Wu who is an expert in agricultural and environmental policy and has a passion for university teaching, research and extension education will join NC State as the head of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics this September.
Farm-Level Study Shows Rising Temperatures Hurt Rice Yields
A study of the relationship between temperature and yields of various rice varieties, based on 50 years of weather and rice-yield data from farms in the Philippines, suggests that warming temperatures negatively affect rice yields.
Dr. Anna Stepanova Presents for Turkish University Student Congress
Dr. Anna Stepanova, Associate Professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology was invited to present during the Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University as part of their GENCOMU Student Congress.
PSI Profile: Ross Sozzani, Platform Director for Plant Improvement
The plant improvement platform director for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative shares her vision: collaboration, innovative crop technologies and students ready for the workforce.