Stories From Aug 2015

Aug 31, 2015

The productivity mystery

What's the mystery surrounding current economic productivity numbers? NC State University economist Mike Walden explains.

Aug 28, 2015

CALS donor giving is up 66 percent

Donor giving to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences topped $57 million last year, up 66 percent over the previous year. The generosity of college alumni and supporters helped NC State break fundraising records, boosting donations for scholarships, research, academic programs and faculty support to an all-time high.

Aug 28, 2015

“Change – Do We Really Have To?”

What should we do to embrace the imminent change that will inevitably occur? How do we successfully implement it?

Aug 28, 2015

Book of the Month-September

This month's highlighted leadership book is Start with Why by Simon Senek. This book is highly recommended for anyone interested in growing their leadership and communication skills.

Aug 28, 2015

You Decide: North Carolina vs. South Carolina: Is There an Economic Winner?

Mike Walden considers which of the two Carolinas could have an edge on the economic scorecard – and why.

Aug 26, 2015

Linton named to US-Israel ag research and development fund board

Dr. Richard H. Linton, dean of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was recently named to serve on the board of directors of the United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund.

Aug 25, 2015

Built for use

New and renovated flora and fauna research facilities will bolster college programs that support the state’s economy.

Aug 24, 2015

Shifting shares

There's a general perception that two of North Carolina's traditional industries, agriculture and manufacturing, contribute much less to today's economy than in previous decades. But, as NC State University economist Mike Walden explains, "It's always the case of how you measure these things."

Aug 19, 2015

Vegetables: Grow ’em, eat ’em

Wondering what to do with all those fresh veggies from your garden? North Carolina Cooperative Extension's Grow It, Eat It series provides growing tips and cooking ideas for home gardeners interested in making the most of their gardens' bounties.

Aug 19, 2015

Crops on the ground, eyes in the air

CALS scientists are launching a better future for agriculture through unmanned aircraft.