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March 2019

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Mar 29, 2019

You Decide: Can Economics Help With Basic Decisions?

What are some ways economics lessons can be applied to your daily life? NC State economist Mike Walden shows ways these can impact your decisions. 

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

Mar 27, 2019

Economic Perspective: How Workers Pay For Higher Healthcare Costs

As health insurance costs continue to rise do companies share those rising costs with their workers? 

Woman talking while two others listen.

Mar 27, 2019

Student Spotlight: Aspiring Plant Doc (And FFAR Fellow) Lindsey Becker

At NC State, Lindsey Becker is gaining strong experience in her discipline, plant pathology, while also building soft skills important to career success. She's one of 17 Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Fellows nationwide. 

Horticulture's Sarah Hassan in front of a brick wall, smiling, at CALS.

Mar 27, 2019

Hassan’s Hopeful Horticulture

A fateful tour of Kilgore Hall rerouted Sarah Hassan's career path from medicine to horticulture. 

CALS' Flora Meilleur and Gabriela Schroder in the Oak Ridge National Laboratories working with the world's largest neutron source.

Mar 26, 2019

Chasing Better Biofuels – On The World’s Most Intense Neutron Beam

Imagine that every day, your job is to use one of the most intense beams of neutrons in the world to figure out solutions to some of the biggest challenges of our time. That’s Associate Professor of Biochemistry Flora Meilleur’s career. 

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

Mar 20, 2019

Economic Perspective: Investment Rules

Are there general rules that can be applied to how you should invest your money as you age? 

CALS' Josip Simunovic sitting behind laboratory equipment

Mar 20, 2019

CALS’ Own (Internationally Honored) Inventor, Professor and Food Scientist

Josip Simunovic is named a fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists for his pioneering work in aseptic processing and nutrient preservation in packaged foods. 

CALS researchers have found that the North African outdoors are most similar to U.S. indoors. Here, a giraffe eats a tree outdoors.

Mar 20, 2019

U.S. Indoor Climate Most Similar to Northeast African Outdoors

If you’re like the American citizen scientists who reported information about their home climate, you keep your home as close as possible to the outdoor climate of west central Kenya, according to a new paper by Applied Ecology's Rob Dunn and Lauren Nichols. 

Man standing by pink hydrangea bush

Mar 19, 2019

NC State Plant Breeder Wins Prestigious Scott Medal

Tom Ranney and his colleagues in Mills River have developed more than 50 ornamental cultivars – trees, shrubs and flowers that have been a boon for gardeners and for North Carolina’s green industry. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Mar 15, 2019

You Decide: Are There Best Ways for Using Debt?

Have questions about the best way to approach debt? NC State University economist Mike Walden provides answers to two questions on debt and how to use it.