Stories From Sep 2011

Sep 26, 2011

What can the Fed do now?

All eyes were on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently when he talked about the economy. He recognized the challenges in the economy today, but he really didn’t indicate anything specific the Fed would do to increase jobs and incomes. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden outlines Bernanke's options.

Sep 23, 2011

College's 20th annual tailgate packs Dorton Arena

CALS Alumni and Friends Society Tailgate is among the biggest and best of the university’s pre-game parties.

Sep 23, 2011

The new top economist

There’s a new person -- Alan Krueger from Princeton University -- on the job as the chief economic adviser to the president. His appointment is important for a number of reasons, says N.C. State University economist Mike Walden.

Sep 22, 2011

N.C. Agromedicine Institute observes National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 18-24

As fall harvest gathers momentum, the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute (NCAI) pauses to focus special attention on farm health and safety during National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 18-24. The Institute’s mission is to develop solutions for agricultural hazards, collaborate on strategies for preventing injury and illness, and work with communities to promote health and safety through its research, education and intervention programs.

Sep 22, 2011

Students gain health profession skills in Nicaragua

Dr. Anita Flick, director of health professions advising, had planned to take a group of students to Haiti this summer, but political conditions there prevented the group from making the trip. Yet Flick was able to arrange a trip to Nicaragua, where students and medical professionals offered medical and dental care in a rural community.

Sep 22, 2011

Sweet Potato Field Day takes place Oct. 13

N.C. State University scientists and Extension specialists will share the latest research related to sweet potato production, marketing and more at a field day scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13.

Sep 22, 2011

Understanding the stock market

Stock market investors have had a wild ride in recent weeks, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising or falling by more than 400 points on some days. N.C. State University provides his perspective as to why this is occurring.

Sep 21, 2011

NUTS for Nutrition

Student volunteers help low-income, low-resource parents and their children learn about the importance of good nutrition and healthy eating through a program called Nutrition NUTS. Developed by Suzie Goodell, assistant professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, Nutrition NUTS (which stands for “Nutrition Understanding Through Service”) focuses on obesity prevention.

Sep 21, 2011

Why don't we all pay the same price?

If you and I go to a fast food chain, we’ll each pay the same price for a burger. But rarely do two people pay the same price for an airline ticket, even if they’re flying to the same destination. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains why this is the case.

Sep 20, 2011

Better berries for a better economy

The N.C. Strawberry Project is a joint venture of N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis and Johnson & Wales University, an internationally recognized culinary institution with a campus in Charlotte.