Stories From 2018

Jul 23, 2018

Giving Students the Chance to Travel

Graduate School Dean Emeritus and BAE alumnus Bob Sowell and his wife Suester have established Robert and Suester Sowell Graduate Student Travel Fund, an endowment that will help graduate students pay for travel to present papers at professional meetings and conferences.

Jul 23, 2018

Economic Perspective: The Fed’s Interest Rate Hike

How does the recent hike in the interest rate play into the mission of the Federal Reserve, and what potential outcomes from the move exist?

Jul 20, 2018

You Decide: Is There a New Debate Over Capitalism Vs. Socialism?

The way a country shapes it's economy molds it's future. What are the pros and cons of different economies, and what impacts can they have?

Jul 19, 2018

Cities as Study Proxies for Climate Change

Cities can serve as useful proxies to study and predict the effects of climate change, according to a North Carolina State University research review that tracks urbanization’s effects on plant and insect species.

Jul 18, 2018

Podcast: Pesticide Resistance Arms Race

In a recent NC State podcast, CALS' Fred Gould discusses the rising rate of pesticide resistance and what can be done to protect crops and human health from resistant pests. In sharing his perspective, Gould draws on a recent Science journal review article he co-wrote with NC State experts in agricultural and resource economics and science and technology policy.

Jul 18, 2018

CALS Makes Strides Toward Regulatory Science Center

A three-year gift from Bayer Crop Science helps NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences move closer to its goal of setting up a Center of Excellence for Regulatory Science in Agriculture.

Jul 17, 2018

New Plant Sciences Research Projects Taking Shape

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers and their partners near and far ramp up interdisciplinary plant research. Case in point: Researchers from NC State and three Danish universities have been working together to better understand plant-microbe interactions.

Jul 17, 2018

AgPack Strong: A Family Affair

Ag Institute grad Jeremiah Jones raises Animal Welfare Approved free-range hogs; grows and processes his own feed; operates a non-GMO soybean processing facility for local farmers and is president of the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association. We caught up with Jeremiah and his wife Jessica (also a CALS grad) to learn more about their family farm and why they love what they do.

Jul 16, 2018

Economic Perspective: Will Kids Earn More Than Their Parents?

A staple of the American dream was that the next generation would earn more than their parents, but does that adage still ring true?

Jul 11, 2018

Economic Perspective: Supermarket Wars

The supermarket chain Kroger recently closed all of it's stores in the Triangle region. Does this reflect anything about the region?