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July 2011

Jul 29, 2011

The economics of vehicles

Vehicle buying has gotten harder. Fuel efficiency is a big concern. When we look at the major alternatives to the combustion engine – such as all-electric and hybrid vehicles -- is economics working in their favor? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds. 

Jul 28, 2011

Sociologist Ronald Wimberley, CALS faculty member for 40 years, dies

Dr. Ronald C. Wimberley, William Neal Reynolds professor of sociology and a member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty for 40 years, died Monday, July 26. 

Jul 28, 2011

Container gardening in the piedmont is topic of new publication

You can grow and harvest vegetables, fruits, and herbs in the piedmont of North Carolina practically year-round. A new Cooperative Extension calendar shows you how. 

Jul 28, 2011

Croatian university representative visits CALS

A new relationship between N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a Croatian university offers opportunities for CALS students. N.C. State recently signed a memorandum of understanding with University of Zagreb in the Croatian capital, and in July, Ivana Prosinecki of Zagreb’s International Relations Office visited N.C. State to share information about what the university could offer for students here. 

Jul 28, 2011

The future of technology

Anyone who’s lived in the last generation or even the last century has seen the wonders brought about by new technology. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden takes a look at some of the technological advances that experts see happening in the future? 

Jul 27, 2011

Can inflation persist without money?

There are worries about inflation today. Are we powerless against inflation, or can it be controlled? N.C. Cooperative Extension economist Mike Walden weighs in. 

Campers get acquainted with the tools needed for stitching up sutures.

Jul 26, 2011

VetCAMP gives vet med preview

The camp’s objective was to give the high-school students insight about careers in veterinary medicine and the many opportunities within the field, treating animals great and small – be they companion or farm animals, avian, exotic or wildlife. 

Jul 26, 2011

Less crime

It might seem that when unemployment rises crime would rise as well. But national statistics show though that both violent crime and property crime have been falling. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden examines why that's the case. 

Jul 25, 2011

North Carolina's housing market

Last year there was some optimism that the national housing slump was easing. But that slump appears to have returned this year. And N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says we're seeing the same situation in North Carolina. 

Jul 22, 2011

10% Campaign tracks $5.7 million in sales

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ statewide initiative to stimulate economic development, create jobs and promote North Carolina’s farms and fisheries announced that more than $5.7 million in local foods expenditures have been reported by local individuals, organizations and institutions participating in the campaign.