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October 2018

Student in NC State Conservatory (greenhouse)

Oct 30, 2018

Student Spotlight: Aspiring Plant Doctor Josh Henry

A love of plants led Josh Henry to NC State, where he’s earning a Ph.D. in horticultural science and crop science. 

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

Oct 29, 2018

Economic Perspective: The Emerging Financial Battlefield

Technology advancements are pushing the financial fields in new and bold directions. As FinTech companies seek to innovate, can they outlast the established companies as they adjust? 

Photograph of containers in a lab

Oct 29, 2018

Symposium: Intersection of Science, Business and Education

NC State will mark the 15th year of its Master of Microbial Biotechnology program with a Nov. 8 symposium focusing on the intersection of science, business and education. Keynote speakers will be life science industry leaders Eric Ward of AgBiome and Paul Garofolo of Locus Biosciences. 

Photo of ants climbing on a yellow flower.

Oct 29, 2018

Ants for Antibiotics?: Omar Halawani Is on the Hunt

How do ant colonies defend themselves from harmful bacteria? NC State master’s student Omar Halawani is looking for answers. 

Photo of Sharon Rowland and Mike Davis

Oct 29, 2018

N.C. 4-H Champion Inducted Into National 4-H Hall of Fame

For excellence in citizenship, leadership, character and career accomplishments, Sharon Runion Rowland was among 15 people inducted Friday Oct. 19 into the National 4-H Hall of Fame at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. 

Gus De Hertogh surrounded by flowers.

Oct 29, 2018

Obituary: August “Gus” De Hertogh

August A. “Gus” De Hertogh, a former NC State University department head, died Oct. 26. He was an internationally known expert on the physiology, handling and forcing of flower bulbs. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Oct 26, 2018

You Decide: How Will the “New NAFTA” Impact North Carolina?

As the dust settles from the new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada Mike Walden analyzes the potential impacts North Carolina businesses. 

CALS Applied Ecology Professor Rob Dunn and his new book, Never Home Alone

Oct 25, 2018

Free Science Party At Hunt Library In November – And You’re Invited

Starting ten years ago, more than 40 NC State scientists began to explore the biodiversity of belly buttons, bedrooms, backyards and more. Now, they're presenting their findings in a decidedly non-traditional format. It's all part of Professor Rob Dunn's new book release, and there will be food (and a science-inspired live soundtrack). 

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

Oct 24, 2018

Economic Perspective: Good News for Low-Wage Workers

A new study suggests that tightest part of today's labor market rests in the fields for low-wage jobs. What does this mean for the workers in those positions? 

Photo of Ernest Hodgson in front of a screen about the agromedicine.

Oct 23, 2018

Obituary: Distinguished Toxicologist Ernest Hodgson

Dr. Ernest Hodgson, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Toxicology, a founder of the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute and the first head of NC State’s Department of Toxicology, passed away earlier this month.