Stories From Jun 2011

Jun 30, 2011

Internet growth

The Internet's expansion has probably been the signature feature of our economy over the last two decades. Almost every day we hear of new applications and uses. Has anyone calculated just how much of our recent economic growth has been due to the Internet? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Jun 29, 2011

Cause of a crash

To avoid another economic downturn like we’ve had, we need to know the cause of very bad recessions. Economists today point to too much credit, according to N.C. State University's Mike Walden.

Jun 28, 2011

Historian Clark to host session at 4-H exhibit

During 4-H Congress, 4-H'ers visiting the "Leading Together" exhibit at D.H. Hill Library will have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Jim Clark, retired N.C. State faculty member and author of the centennial book on N.C. 4-H, Clover all Over: North Carolina's First 4-H Century.

Jun 28, 2011

Retirement insecurity

Most people look forward to retiring, but a stark reality of retirement is that retirees must rely on income from sources other than working. This means income from Social Security, private pensions, or other retirement funds. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden describes a study that looks at how adequate will these be for future retirees.

Jun 27, 2011

Seller financing

In today’s challenging housing market, it’s often tough for both sellers and buyers. A technique popular a quarter century ago has reappeared to help close deals. What is this? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Jun 24, 2011

YOU DECIDE: How should we prepare tomorrow's workforce?

Mike Walden discusses recent reports that focus on the training needed for the jobs of the future.

Jun 24, 2011

Workers coming to North Carolina

With the challenging economy of recent years, many people have had to move in order to find work. On net, has North Carolina gained or lost people as a result of these moves? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.

Jun 23, 2011

Entomology students share knowledge with N.C. schools

In a classroom at N.C. State University’s Gardner Hall, graduate student Stephanie Gorski teaches a lesson in entomology. But the class of second graders benefiting from her instruction is in a classroom at Carrboro Elementary School, about 30 miles away.

Jun 23, 2011

Lila to be guest on "People's Pharmacy"

N.C. State University food scientist Dr. Mary Ann Lila will be a guest on "The People's Pharmacy," which airs on National Public Radio stations nationwide, on Saturday June 25. The show will also air on Sunday June 26.

Jun 23, 2011

Two news scientists join Kannapolis research institute

KANNAPOLIS – N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis announces that two more scientists will join its faculty this summer. Beginning July 1, Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky and Dr. Xu “Sirius” Li will begin work at the campus, filling pharmacogenomics and metabolic pathway engineering positions, respectively.