Stories From May 2011

May 31, 2011

FCS inducts 25 into McKimmon Hall of Fame

During the centennial celebration events for Family & Consumer Sciences, which took place May 25 at the Jane S. McKimmon Center on the N.C. State campus, 25 inaugural members into the Jane S. McKimmon Hall of Fame.

May 31, 2011

Good bubbles

Investment bubbles like the ones in technology and residential real estate can burst and lead to a recession. But some economists think there are good aspects to investment bubbles. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

May 30, 2011

Home prices and inflation

In today’s Economic Perspective, N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains how home prices figure into the calculation of inflation.

May 27, 2011

Grad student designs landscapes with both human and environmental health in mind

Brantley Snipes designed a suburban retrofit to promote walkability and other outdoor activities that provide mental and physical health attributes to the community.

May 27, 2011

Glen explores impacts of Extension’s ‘gardens of learning’

Research on Extension gardens culminates in a project presented at N.C. State’s Graduate Student Research Symposium.

May 27, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Which 'ism' should guide economic policies?

Which economic philosophy should we follow to improve the economy? Mike Walden discusses the pros and cons of three approaches.

May 27, 2011

Who’s buying oil?

We hear much about foreign countries driving up the price of oil due to their increased purchases.  N.C. State University economist Mike Walden gives some statistics on this trend. “Well … four of the fastest-growing countries in the world are […]

May 26, 2011

Library exhibit tells the story of 4-H

As North Carolina 4-H winds down its centennial celebration, an exhibit at N.C. State’s D.H. Hill Library teaches visitors about the links between N.C. State and 4-H, while showing how today’s 4-H continues the traditions of service through head, heart, hands and health.

May 26, 2011

Using more cash

There are a number of ways we can pay for things -- from credit cards, to debit cards, to checks, to cash. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden outlines how these payment methods have shifted in recent years, especially during the recession.

May 25, 2011

Housing isn't helping

Although the economy -- especially the job market -- has been improving, it’s not been gaining fast enough to satisfy most people. Have economists figured out why the sluggish growth is occurring? N.C. State University’s Mike Walden weighs in.