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2017

CALS Agricultural Institute student Roman Lawrence.

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. 

Vivian Howard delivering the Cofer Lecture in December 2016

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. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

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? 

photo of Black Angus cow

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. 

Aerial view of Belltower and downtown Raleigh to the east of campus.

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? 

Image of potatoes

Jan 1, 2017

Study Provides Evidence on Movement of Potato Famine Pathogen

New NC State research delves into the movement and evolution of the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, which set down roots in the United States before attacking Europe. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Jan 1, 2017

2017 Economic Outlook: Is The Optimism Real?

Are happy days here again for the the national economy? That's the focus of the January 2017 issue of the NC State Economist. To help answer this question, economist Mike Walden shares insights after researching the performance of key national economic measures, national forecasts and attitudes, as well as key North Carolina economic indicators.