Stories From Mar 2013

Mar 22, 2013

A brighter global economy

Almost the entire world was in a recession late last decade. But with many economic indicators in the United States now pointing up, is there a better economic mood in the rest of the world? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Mar 21, 2013

The tax debate

Alternative tax plans and tax systems for North Carolina are likely to be vigorously debated this year. In comparing such plans, how should people keep score? N.C. State University outlines some factors to consider.

Mar 20, 2013

Tradition meets innovation in CALS scientist’s tomato breeding efforts

Using a combination of new tools and time-honored techniques, Dr. Dilip Panthee is carrying on N.C. State University’s strong tradition in plant breeding, developing hardier, higher-yielding plants for North Carolina’s $30-million-a-year tomato industry.

Mar 20, 2013

N.C. State PreVet students sweep top awards at APVMA annual event

The 13 N.C. State students who traveled to the event were mentored by Dr. Shweta Trivedi, director of the Veterinary Professions Advising Center (VetPAC), which is housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Animal Science Department.

Mar 20, 2013

Student Perspectives: Kristen Glosson

Guilford County native Kristen Glosson is creating new options for dairy farmers through her nutrition and animal science research at a newly enhanced dairy unit that's part of N.C. State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. As she pursues her master's degree, Glosson focuses on increasing the nutrient density of pasteurized whole milk for calves.

Mar 20, 2013

The gold standard of economic measures

Every day there seems to be a slew of economic data released, and some of it seems contradictory. Is there one number or statistic that best reflects the condition of the economy? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.

Mar 20, 2013

Faculty members attend Let’s Move event at White House

Dr. Sarah Bowen and Dr. Annie Hardison-Moody of N.C. State University, partners in a project to identify the root causes of youth obesity, recently attended a Let’s Move Faith and Communities event at the White House to hear First Lady Michelle Obama speak.

Mar 19, 2013

Club raises ag awareness

With National Ag Day being celebrated throughout the nation on March 19, Alpha Zeta at N.C. State has focused the spotlight on agriculture during a week of activities on the university brickyard.

Mar 19, 2013

Keeping beaches safe from runoff pollutants

When it rains, untreated stormwater can sweep pollutants into coastal waters, potentially endangering public health. Now researchers and Cooperative Extension engineers from N.C. State University have developed low-cost filtration systems that are concealed beneath sand dunes and filter out most of the bacteria that can lead to beach closures.

Mar 19, 2013

No gas tax?

Few drivers like the gas tax, but the money is an important source for funding road building and maintenance. So is there a catch when it comes to a recent gas tax elimination proposal? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.