Stories From Mar 2015

Mar 13, 2015

Focus: food safety

Food-borne illnesses pose a global health problem, claiming 2 million lives each year. This year's World Health Day, April 7, focuses on food safety, so NC State University's Abstract is taking an in-depth look at the topic through a series that highlights university work that's making a difference.

Mar 13, 2015

You Decide: Is the economy good or bad?

Mike Walden looks at the factors at play in unemployment measurement, job market evaluation and household wealth analysis -- and how they influence a half-full or half-empty perception of economic well-being.

Mar 11, 2015

Zublena, Cooperative Extension Service director, retires July 1

Dr. Joseph P. Zublena, director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and associate dean for NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is retiring effective July 1.

Mar 10, 2015

NC State releases first Agromedicine Dictionary

Dr. Ernest Hodgson, professor emeritus from NC State University, and colleagues have released the first Dictionary of Agromedicine, available online. The dictionary provides agromedicine practitioners with a common language for their field and defines agromedicine as a discipline of its own.

Mar 9, 2015


People have to pay many expenses – such as food, energy, clothing and, for businesses, salaries and wages – on a regular basis. But North Carolina State University economist Mike Walden says there’s another expense that’s often overlooked.

Mar 2, 2015

The Google announcement

Google made big news recently when the tech giant announced it would bring super-high speed internet service to the Triangle and Charlotte regions. NC State University economist Mike Walden comments on the significance of that announcement.