Stories From Oct 2017

Oct 30, 2017

Murphy Named Assistant Dean for Advancement

Sonia Murphy is the new assistant dean for advancement in NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Oct 30, 2017

Economic Perspective: Tax Cuts And Economic Growth

With the current administration releasing it's proposal for tax reform, Mike Walden looks at if the changes could spur economic and job growth.

Oct 27, 2017

You Decide: What Will North Carolina Be Like In 2050?

Dr. Mike Walden gives a preview into his new book, and predicts what the state of North Carolina will be in the year 2050.

Oct 25, 2017

A Perfect Partnership: New CALS Scientists Anna Whitfield and Dorith Rotenberg

For new CALS scientists Anna Whitfield and Dorith Rotenberg, knowing more about the molecular-level interplay among viruses, insect vectors and host plants could be key to developing better ways to protect farmers around the world from billions of dollars’ worth of crop loss.

Oct 25, 2017

Student Snack Entrepreneur Makes Good

Just two months after his CALS graduation, Josh Monahan saw the company he founded in his junior year, 1 in 6 Snacks, celebrate its 200th retail customer.

Oct 25, 2017

AGI Alum Is International Award-Winning Ice Sculptor

Landscape architect turned self-taught ice sculptor Todd Dawson has won international awards for his designs — and it all started at CALS.

Oct 25, 2017

CALS Behind-The-Scenes: Visionary Leadership

We write a lot about our great faculty and students here at CALS — but out of the public eye, our staff and administration grow talent and opportunities on campus and across the state. Here’s a glimpse into the strategic thinking of our four new department heads and their grand vision for what's next.

Oct 25, 2017

Faculty Focus: 30 Years At CALS With Billy Flowers

From his nostalgic graduation traditions to his mischievously long memory, how Billy Flowers became "something of a legend" in the halls of the Animal Science Department.

Oct 25, 2017

Our (Possible) Genetic Futures

The sciences of gene editing are full of both possibility and controversy. At CALS, ethics, engagement and public policy have become as much part of the gene editing conversation as Cas9 proteins and gene drives.

Oct 25, 2017

Talking the (Plant) Talk

One day soon, tiny electronic sensors will translate the language of plants and send waves of data to growers, giving a heads-up at their crops’ first talk of trouble. Thanks to the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative, our cross-college partnership is leading the way.