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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.