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July 2012

Jul 23, 2012

Allen honored by Food Technologists

Dr. Jonathan C. Allen, professor of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, has received the 2012 Gilbert A. Leveille Award given by the Institute of Food Technologists. 

Jul 23, 2012

Private versus public job growth

Sometimes the private economy -- meaning private businesses -- and the public economy -- meaning government -- go in different directions. Has this been the case recently with jobs? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers. 

Jul 21, 2012

In time for summer, four new NC State apps tackle the great outdoors

From pest management to landscape care, four new apps recently unveiled by scientists in the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences provide critical information on timely outdoor topics. 

Jul 20, 2012

Ristaino named Jefferson Science Fellow

Dr. Jean Beagle Ristaino, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology, has been named a 2012 Jefferson Science Fellow. Ristaino will spend the next year working as a science adviser to the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C. and traveling to U. S. embassies and missions overseas. She will then serve in a consulting capacity to the State Department for an additional five years. 

Jul 20, 2012

Hop field day draws more than 100

Saturday morning is an unusual time for a crop field day, but that didn’t stop more than 100 participants who attended N.C. State University’s Research Hop Yard Tour and field day held in Raleigh. 

Jul 20, 2012

YOU DECIDE: Are jobs coming, and where?

What will the future hold as far as jobs are concerned? Mike Walden discusses two reports that look at the future of American job creation. 

Jul 20, 2012

Age and unemployment

The slow job market and high unemployment are still putting a damper on the economy. But when we look at job prospects by age, do some age groups have it better than others? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds. 

Jul 19, 2012

It could be worse

The slow progress in the economy continues to be a major issue for most people. But sometimes it’s good to put issues in perspective. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers how the U.S. economy has performed relative to other countries. 

Jul 18, 2012

Some good economic news for North Carolina

There are many measures of the economy, but one economists are fond of is gross domestic product. What do the recently released the numbers for gross domestic product for 2011 for all states. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden highlights what these statistics show for North Carolina. 

Jul 17, 2012


One role of the financial system is to match up lenders with borrowers. However, sometimes it’s difficult for small unknown business persons to acquire funds in this kind of system. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden considers whether there is an alternative for small beginning borrowers.