Stories From Feb 2017

Feb 28, 2017

Faculty Focus: Alex Graves Leads CALS Efforts for Diversity, Inclusion

A desire to effect real systemic change drives an associate professor of soil and environmental microbiology in her role as interim director of CALS' Office of Diversity Affairs.

Feb 27, 2017

CALS Alum to Advise President on Agriculture Economic Policy

CALS alumnus Ray Starling has been named special assistant to the U.S. president for agriculture, trade and food assistance by the National Economic Council.

Feb 27, 2017

Student Spotlight: Aalia Shariff

Biochemistry major and aspiring physician Aalia Shariff says that attending NC State was the best decision she could have made for her higher education journey.

Feb 27, 2017

Economic Perspective: Will Home Buying Rebound?

The percent of households who own a home has been sliding for a decade. It currently sits at around 65 percent. Is the decline in home owning part of a long term trend or is it temporary? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the issue.

Feb 24, 2017

A Dash of Salt (and A Lot of Time)

What does it take to make your own bacon? Associate professor and extension specialist Dana Hanson leads a four-week class out of Schaub Hall to educate the public on how to create their own bacon, sausage and more.

Feb 22, 2017

Interim Leaders Named for CALS Advancement and Foundations

As the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences prepares for a national search for the executive director of its advancement programs, two staff members have been tapped as interim leaders.

Feb 22, 2017

Student Spotlight: Ag-Adventurer Christina Harvey

Senior Christina Harvey has packed her time in CALS as full as possible. Her goal? A farm of her own.

Feb 20, 2017

Student Spotlight: Serving Local Communities in Big Ways

Graduate certificate program student Shahnee Haire serves local communities through her work as a regional public health educator and founder of a youth development organization.

Feb 20, 2017

Economic Perspective: Economic Power of the President

Any president faces several constraints when trying to manage the economy. What are those constraints, and what can the president influence through his office in regards to policy? NC State University economist Mike Walden discusses the factors that play into the economy and the president.

Feb 20, 2017

Project Aims to Eliminate ‘Ugly’ Sweet Potatoes

Dr. Mike Boyette and grad student Amber Tsirnikas are on a mission to help farmers grow better (more attractive) sweet potatoes. Their efforts could boost the industry in a big way.