Stories From Apr 2015

Apr 28, 2015

CALS 2015 donor appreciation event is a family affair

When College of Agriculture and Life Sciences donors and scholarship recipients got together April 12 at NC State University’s McKimmon Center, it was like a family gathering.

Apr 28, 2015

Industry advances sweet potato research and extension

NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ research and extension work on sweet potatoes got a big boost April 15, as leaders in the sweet potato industry and associated endeavors gathered to celebrate reaching their $1.3 million goal for the Henry M. Covington Endowment.

Apr 27, 2015

Impacts of a lower mortgage interest rate

As interest rates have fallen in recent years thousands of homeowners have refinanced their home mortgages to lower rates. When does this make sense? And what impact does it have on household finance? NC State University economist Mike Walden answers.

Apr 24, 2015

You Decide: Why have some states recovered faster?

The economy has been improving during the last five years, but it hasn’t been improving at the same pace for all states. Mike Walden analyzes the reasons.

Apr 23, 2015

Sam Pardue hits the road to share college admissions tips with prospective students statewide

Dr. Sam Pardue visits with prospective college students in rural North Carolina counties this spring to share important information on university admissions strategies.

Apr 22, 2015

Phoenix rises again in new location

The bamboo sculpture now soars near Bragaw Hall and along the Art-to-Heart Greenway.

Apr 21, 2015

Wolfpack Roundup is a springtime success story

The live auction is run entirely by CALS livestock merchandizing students, who prepare the animals, collect information for the catalog, create advertisements and work with prospective buyers.

Apr 20, 2015

Why isn’t inflation higher?

The Federal Reserve created trillions of dollars of new money in an effort to fight the recession. For a long time, economists have said higher inflation can result when large amounts of new money is printed. But inflation today is still relatively low. Why? NC State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Apr 17, 2015

Farm Animal Days again reigns in popularity

Farm Animal Days, held annually at the Beef Unit at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory, has become a must-see attraction for area school children.

Apr 16, 2015

Fish type, body size can help predict nutrient recycling rates

NC State University associate professor Craig Layman and colleagues show that ecologists can better predict the rates of how chemical nutrients are transferred by fish if they know the various fish species living in an ecosystem, along with the body size of the fish.