Stories From Apr 2012

Apr 30, 2012

Worms can recycle your garbage

Vermicomposting turns many types of kitchen food scraps into nutritious soil amendments or growth media for plants. When vermicompost is added to soil, it boosts the nutrients available to plants and enhances soil structure and drainage. Learn more in this newly revised publication (PDF) from North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

Apr 30, 2012

Dr. Randy Rose Memorial Garden dedicated

The garden is part of the scenic plaza in front of the Toxicology Building, home of the department where Rose, an internationally renowned toxicologist, taught and conducted research beneficial to human health.

Apr 30, 2012

Schulman to receive research award

Dr. Michael Schulman, William Neal Reynolds Professor and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, will receive the 2012 Excellence in Research award given by the Rural Sociological Society at the society’s annual meeting in July in Chicago.

Apr 30, 2012

CALS is Diversity Award winner

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was recognized for efforts to promote equity, diversity and inclusion by the North Carolina State University Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity with a 2012 Outstanding College/Division Diversity Award.

Apr 30, 2012

A time to take stock

The sun is shining, and the flowers are blooming. Spring is also tax season. Is there anything special about this time of year from a financial point of view?

Apr 27, 2012

YOU DECIDE: Can we do anything about gas prices?

There are few parts to our economy that get people riled up more than rising gas prices. But what, if anything, can we do about the escalating cost of gas. Mike Walden discusses.

Apr 27, 2012

Gas prices and housing prices

Paying for shelter and for transportation are two of the more important expenditures people make. Some economists are saying these two spending types are more interrelated than many might think. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Apr 26, 2012

How to help

When it comes to households in our country that need assistance, there’s a longstanding debate on how to provide this help. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden summarizes the competing viewpoints.

Apr 25, 2012

Allen Foegeding named IFT editor-in-chief

Dr. Allen Foegeding, William Neal Reynolds Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, has been named editor-in-chief of the Institute of Food Technologists’ monthly peer-reviewed publications.

Apr 25, 2012

Structural unemployment

We’re just now beginning to see some positive movement in the labor market, but many economists say it will be many years -- maybe up to a decade -- before unemployment returns to a normal rate of 5 percent. N.C. State University’s Mike Walden explains why.