Stories From Feb 2011

Feb 22, 2011

Impacts of China’s currency

China’s president recently made a state visit to the United States, and there were numerous headlines about China’s currency and its impact on world trade. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Feb 22, 2011

Anne Edwards is new Carteret director

Anne Edwards, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension horticulture agent for Carteret County, has been named to direct the county’s extension program.

Feb 21, 2011

The economy and demographics

Sometimes we try to make simple things more complicated than they need to be. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says economists do this sometimes, too, and as a result tend to overlook a simple factor related to economic improvement.

Feb 21, 2011

New info sheet explains easy-to-overlook tax deduction

For the 2010 tax year, some individuals -- including self-employed farmers -- are able to deduct health insurance premiums from net income subject to the self-employment tax. To answer questions that are cropping up about the deduction, the national Rural Tax Education project has issued an online fact sheet (PDF).

Feb 19, 2011

Sullivan, Threadgill are AAAS Fellows

Two faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Feb 18, 2011

Nagy is Caldwell County Extension director

Seth N. Nagy, an agricultural Extension agent in Caldwell County, has been named director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension center there, effective Feb. 1. Nagy’s appointment was announced by Caldwell County Manager Stan Kiser and Dr. Joe Zublena, director, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service.

Feb 18, 2011

CALS alumnus appointed to the Society of Fellows at Harvard University

Julien Ayroles, a recent Ph.D. graduate from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Department of Genetics, will investigate one of the most fundamental goals in modern biology -- to understand the relationship between genotypic and phenotypic variation.

Feb 18, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Why aren’t the jobs coming back?

The economy is improving, but unemployment is still high. What's going on? Mike Walden discusses.

Feb 18, 2011

Merging Duke Power and Progress Energy

A blockbuster of a business marriage was recently announced: The power giants Duke Power and Progress Energy will become one large power generation and distribution company. This is a big deal for the nation but especially for North Carolina. Why is it happening and what will be the impact? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Feb 17, 2011

Stewart accepted for the A-P-L-U national Food Systems Leadership Institute

The FSLI enhances personal and professional development by emphasizing leadership competencies, skills for organizational change and a broad, interdisciplinary perspective of food systems.