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July 2016

Bell Tower

Jul 29, 2016

Teaching Honors for CALS Instructors

Four instructors from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences earned honors for their transformational teaching from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture in June 2016. 

stream through field

Jul 28, 2016

Stream Conference Set

EcoStream, NC State University Stream Restoration Program's biennial southeast stream restoration conference, will be held Aug. 22-25, 2016 in Asheville. 

Robert Elliot working on a construction project with three others.

Jul 27, 2016

AGI Launches Initiative for Veterans

The Agricultural Institute is looking for military veterans to connect to a surplus of agricultural jobs that lack qualified applicants. 

View of E. coli under a microscope

Jul 26, 2016

Register Now for Microbiomes Conference

Registration is open for the 2016 Stewards of the Future “Microbiomes: Unseen Opportunities for Agriculture and Health,” a conference hosted by NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Man in business suit tracking investment returns

Jul 26, 2016

You Decide: Is There An Investment Boxing Match Winner?

Do the higher fees paid to active investment managers pay for themselves with better earnings? NC State University economist Mike Walden addresses this question in his latest 'You Decide' column. 

Economist Mike Walden

Jul 25, 2016

Why Have Interest Rates Dropped?

Interest rates keep falling. The latest plunge came after the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Have we ever seen interest rates this low? And will they continue? NC State University economist Mike Walden responds. 

NC State's Dr. Colleen Doherty studies the circadian rhythm of plants. Among the projects she's involved with: finding ways to make hops plants more suitable for North Carolina day length.

Jul 22, 2016

Faculty Focus: Scientist Studies Time’s Essence in Plants

It’s often said that time is of the essence, and now, thanks to the work of NC State University’s Dr. Colleen Doherty, we are learning more about how true that is for plants. 

Fish-tagging research could inform fisheries management strategies.

Jul 22, 2016

NC State Researches Catch-and-Release

As fishermen often catch and then release undesirable fish back into the ocean, NC State University Professor Dr. Jeffrey Buckel, student Brendan Runde and associate Paul Rudershausen explore how well fish survive the catch-and-release process. 

Man wearing sunglasses and hat holds a large cabbage plant.

Jul 20, 2016

Student Spotlight: Early Entrepreneur, Rooted in the Pack

Rising sophomore Collin Blalock started his own produce business at age 15 – and has known since childhood where he wanted to go to college. 

Parents With Baby Working on Social Media

Jul 20, 2016

Social Media Tools Key for Teen Parents

Social media learning tools provide important new opportunities to educate teen parents, according to an article recently published by the Very Important Parents Program in the Journal of Extension.