Stories From May 2011

May 16, 2011

Schulman elected Rural Sociological Society president

Dr. Michael Schulman, William Neal Reynolds Professor and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, has been elected president of the Rural Sociological Society.

May 16, 2011

Eric Miller named Microbiology Department head

Dr. Eric Miller, a long-time College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty member, has been named to head the Department of Microbiology.

May 16, 2011

Movers of the economy

There are always big forces that sweep through the world and have a lot to do with how we live. The development of information technology in recent decades is a good example. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden looks ahead to identify key forces that will shape our future economy.

May 13, 2011

Carlson Endowment created to fund annual award for outstanding ARE dissertation

The Barbara E. and Gerald A. Carlson Endowment -- to fund the annual Gerald A. Carlson Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Agricultural and Resource Economics -- was established in ceremonies April 29.

May 13, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Do the 'sigificant six' control our future?

Mike Walden argues that we can better understand where the economy is headed by looking at six factors that drive the economy.

May 13, 2011

Corporate taxes

There’s a move in North Carolina to lower the tax rate on corporate profits. Also, at the national level there have been lots of stories recently of corporations that have paid very little federal income taxes. Some might say that corporations are getting special treatment and ask why. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the issue.

May 12, 2011

Beloved educator, administrator, author George Barthalmus has passed away

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Johnny Wynne has informed the CALS faculty, staff and friends that Dr. George Barthalmus passed away. A celebration of his life was held May 15 in Raleigh.

May 12, 2011

Remembering Dr. B.

Dr. George T. Barthalmus, director of the university's Office of Undergraduate Research, Professor Emeritus of Zoology and former CALS associate dean and director of Academic Programs, has passed away.

May 12, 2011

Crop Breeding

For crops ranging from blueberries to wheat, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University has been internationally recognized for its plant breeding programs for more than 60 years. These programs are still strong and among […]

May 12, 2011

N.C. State gets boost for cabbage research

Using an extensive cabbage germplasm collection given to N.C. State University by Monsanto Co., scientists expect to develop new and improved varieties to increase demand for cabbage and expand production in North Carolina.