Stories From Oct 2015

Oct 20, 2015

A safe, abundant water supply for all

The Nov. 2 Stewards Of The Future: Water for a Growing World conference will provide international, national and state level perspectives on issues of water quantity and quality.

Oct 19, 2015

Tom Ranney named JC Raulston Distinguished Professor

The goal of the professorship is to enhance the global research, teaching and extension programs in the Department of Horticultural Science, with a special emphasis on the JC Raulston Arboretum.

Oct 19, 2015

Pocket sales

Homebuying has been steadily improving since the recession, and with the improvement have come new ways to buy and sell homes. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains one of these new methods, called pocket sales.

Oct 15, 2015

White House recognizes NC State University’s Juntos program

A program developed by North Carolina State University to empower Hispanic youth to succeed in high school was recently named a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” by a White House initiative.

Oct 13, 2015

Dunn family’s gift inspires leadership

NC State University senior Becky Zhong, a plant and soil sciences major, always had an interest in public policy. It’s what led her to apply for a 2015 fellowship in the university’s newly established Adolph Warren Family Leadership Program. Read more about this new innovative College of Agriculture and Life Sciences program on NC State University's Giving website.

Oct 12, 2015

New Howling Cow flavor debuts alongside food concoctions at 2015 N.C. State Fair

The theme of the 2015 North Carolina State Fair is “Nothing Could Be Finer” – and that goes for the fair week roll out of a new flavor of NC State’s Howling Cow ice cream.

Oct 12, 2015

NC State and agriculture

In a new video from Higher Education Works, NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson talks about the importance of technology for improving the state's $80 billion-a-year agriculture industry both now and in the future.

Oct 12, 2015

Drivers of health-care costs

Health care has grown to be one of the largest parts of our economy, and for several decades policymakers have had the goal of slowing the growth of health-care costs. But those costs continue to rise. NC State University economist Mike Walden explains why.

Oct 9, 2015

NC State wins $6.7 million grant to curb devastating fruit pest

North Carolina State University has won a $6.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to undertake research and grower education efforts aimed at better managing a major new pest that causes hundreds of millions of dollars in annual agricultural losses.

Oct 9, 2015

You Decide: Can We Resolve Our Tax Issues?

Mike Walden outlines two alternative tax systems for North Carolina -- one based on taxing income, the other on taxing consumption (spending).