Stories From Apr 2015

Apr 16, 2015

Engineers seek to save dairy farmers time, money

A team of NC State engineers is poised to launch a proof-of-concept project that, they hope, will demonstrate how a wireless tracking system can improve the health and productivity of dairy cows.

Apr 13, 2015

Investor errors

While investing is important, not everyone has training or background in investing. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses some of the common errors made by rookie and veteran investors.

Apr 10, 2015

You Decide: Where’s Inflation?

Mike Walden analyzes the ups and downs of the “new ruffle” in the economy-bolstering process by which the Fed has kept inflation at bay.

Apr 9, 2015

NC State explores promising pest-control strategy with high-impact potential for sub-Saharan Africa

An NC State University agricultural research project that started with a high-technology nanoparticle solution to food security problems has gone low-tech. And in doing so, the project has won a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations initiative.

Apr 7, 2015

CALS Pre-Vet students shine at 2015 APVMA conference

Students from NC State were honored with a top award and elected to a national executive position at the annual American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association symposium.

Apr 6, 2015

Farm to Fork events to span weekend, June 5-7

The annual Farm to Fork Picnic that pairs Triangle-area chefs and farmers will become a three-day weekend of events that will take place June 5-7. The first two events June 5-6 will feature James Beard winner and The New York Times best-selling author Paul Greenberg.

Apr 6, 2015

Is the economy good or bad?

Surveys indicate people are almost equally divided on their views of the economy. About half are optimistic, and half are pessimistic. Is there a logical explanation? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Apr 2, 2015

Lentil Underground author gives CEFS lecture

Liz Carlisle’s book, Lentil Underground, is the tale of two undergrounds – the miracle of nitrogen fixation that takes place in the soil beneath the lentil crop and the radical action by a group of Montana farmers who rejected the notion of “bigger is better” agriculture.

Apr 2, 2015

Dr. Lisa Guion Jones named American Council on Education Fellow

The ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing emerging leaders for senior positions in college and university administration.

Apr 1, 2015

Upcoming NC State Borlaug Lecture honors green revolution pioneer

Dr. Thomas Lumpkin of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center will headline the 2015 Borlaug Lecture, an annual event hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources at NC State University to honor the legacy of Norman Borlaug, the father of the “green revolution.”