Stories From Jan 2017

Jan 18, 2017

Faculty Focus: Cisneros on CALS’ International Impact

Jose Cisneros drives CALS' efforts to expand its global reach and impact.

Jan 17, 2017

Simpson Named Biochemistry Department Head

Dr. Melanie Simpson, widely recognized as a top researcher on prostate cancer, will join NC State as the new head of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry.

Jan 13, 2017

AgPack Strong: A Force of Nature

Armed with two NC State degrees and an unflinching desire to help others, Paula Woodall makes a real difference in the lives of youth and farmers alike.

Jan 13, 2017

Phytotron Stands the Test of Time

In the growth chambers and greenhouses of the Phytotron, researchers find ways to improve agriculture, the environment and even transportation and medicine.

Jan 11, 2017

Introducing Farm-Level Loss Into the Food Waste Discussion

In a recent Huffington Post article, CALS' Dr. Nancy Creamer and Ph.D. student Lisa K. Johnson introduce farm-level loss into the food waste discussion.

Jan 10, 2017

Student Spotlight: Roman Lawrence Learns To Lead

Poultry Science major Roman Lawrence credits his experience in the Agricultural Institute with helping him overcome his former shyness.

Jan 9, 2017

Vivian Howard’s Words Resonate, Celebrate

During her Dec. 15 Eloise Cofer Lecture on connecting food, family and community, Howard shared stories of growing up in Deep Run, N.C., and how proud she is to be from Eastern North Carolina.

Jan 9, 2017

Economic Perspective: Are the Kids Leaving Home?

The societal changes we’ve seen in recent years is the increase of young adults choosing to live with their parents after they have finished school. Now that the job market has been improving, is the number of young adults living at home with their parents still significant?

Jan 6, 2017

Upper Piedmont Research Station Helps Breed Better Bovines, Cut Carbon Footprint

NC State University's Upper Piedmont Research Station has two main data quests: genetically identifying cows that eat less and gain more weight, and a new project seeking to identify cows impervious to a physiologically damaging Fescue endophyte.

Jan 6, 2017

You Decide: How to Solve Our Economic Growth Mystery?

Like the nation and most states, North Carolina’s economy has made progress since the end of the Great Recession. However, compared to recent recoveries from recessions, the pace of North Carolina’s current economic progress has been relatively slow. Usually, North Carolina's economic recoveries are stronger than the national recoveries. What could be the cause of this?