Stories From Sep 2011

Sep 30, 2011

Costa Rican institute president will deliver 2011 Borlaug Lecture

Dr. Julio César Calvo Alvarado, rector (president) of Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica, will deliver the 2011 Borlaug Distinguished Lecture on Global Service to Society and Environment at N.C. State University on Oct. 31. The event is open to the campus community and will be followed by a reception and an open circle discussion with Calvo.

Sep 30, 2011

Inflating out of debt

Most people think that inflation is a bad thing, but some economists are not so fast to condemn inflation. In fact, they say a little more inflation is exactly what today’s economy needs. N.C. State University examines the controversy.

Sep 29, 2011

Small Farms Week will be celebrated March 25-31

The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina A&T State University will host its annual Small Farms Week celebration for 2012 on March 25-31. Small Farms Week is designed to highlight the work of and show appreciation to the state’s small, part-time, limited-resource and socially-disadvantaged farmers. The theme for this year’s activities is focused on local foods and the role small farmers play in this effort.

Sep 29, 2011

Tax expenditures

In the discussion and debate over federal taxes, the term tax expenditures is being used. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what that means.

Sep 28, 2011

YOU DECIDE: How are jobs measured?

Unemployment is measured in different ways, and that can be confusing. Mike Walden explains.

Sep 28, 2011

Fly aggression involves complicated gene networks

Fruit fly aggression is correlated with smaller brain parts, involves complex interactions between networks of important genes, and often cannot be controlled with mood-altering drugs like lithium. Those are the results of a painstaking study conducted by researchers at N.C. State University and colleagues in Belgium.

Sep 28, 2011

Sequencing the blueberry genome

Dr. Allan Brown, a researcher with N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, is leading a team that is sequencing the blueberry genome. A major step toward understanding the genetic information of the blueberry, the research is expected to yield new discoveries in both medical and agricultural research.

Sep 28, 2011

North Carolina jobs

Everyone wants jobs. A recent report for North Carolina from the National Skills Coalition said the state will need workers for middle skills jobs. N.C. State University economist explains what kinds of jobs are considered middle skills.

Sep 27, 2011

Brickyard ice cream social brings together CALS community

The goal of the social was to create more unity and dialogue among CALS students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as give student senators and constituents an opportunity to meet.

Sep 27, 2011

Is another recession coming?

Many people say the most recession never ended, and some say the modest economic growth we’ve had in the past two years is about to come to an end and the economy will start moving backward again. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden provides his analysis of what's ahead.