Stories From Nov 2013

Nov 14, 2013

Faculty, students honored at joint society meetings

Two College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members were among award winners while three CALS students were scholarship winners at the joint annual meetings of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America.

Nov 14, 2013

CALS is part of award-winning research project

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members play a major role in a multistate research project that focuses on sweet potatoes.

Nov 14, 2013

Replacing jobs with technology

A recent economic report said almost half of all current jobs could be replaced by technology in the future. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains the reasoning and the implications.

Nov 13, 2013

J.C. Wells, Extension plant pathologist, dies at 92

J.C. “Jay” Wells, of Greenville, the second full-time Extension plant pathologist at North Carolina State University, died Nov. 10 at the age of 92.

Nov 13, 2013

Visioning initiative to help map Extension’s future

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning and planning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model, adapt accordingly to the current economic environment and devise a strategy going forward.

Nov 13, 2013

Are bigger homes back?

One of the recession's effects was not only a major pullback in home sales but also a downsizing of home square footage. Now that we are back to economic growth and to a housing market rebound, has housing size also made a return? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Nov 12, 2013

David Jones receives APLU teaching award

In celebration of his scholarship and dedication to teaching, Dr. David Jones of North Carolina State University, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, was named the 2013 recipient of the Excellence in College and University Teaching Award in the Food and Agricultural Sciences New Teacher Division.

Nov 12, 2013

Study to focus on redhorse, Pee Dee River

North Carolina State University scientists will lead an effort to better understand the impact that changes in habitat and water quality are having on fish, mussels and crayfish in the Pee Dee River in North and South Carolina.

Nov 12, 2013

Gentry honored, new Pullen Society initiative launched at CALS fall joint foundations luncheon

“Preparing the Way,” a campaign initiative for the foundation boards of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to join N.C. State University’s Pullen Society, was launched Nov. 7. The foundations also presented the annual Distinguished Service Award to Jimmy Gentry, president of the State Grange.

Nov 12, 2013

Debt default

With the budget stalemate playing out in Washington in recent weeks, talk of the default on federal debt has been in the news. What does a debt default mean, and what would be the consequences? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.