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May 2019

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

May 29, 2019

Economic Perspective: Can Casinos Revive a Local Economy?

What economic impact can casinos have when introduced to small towns? 

Someone pouring champagne into the Stanley Cup with two women in the background.

May 28, 2019

Could The Stanley Cup Spread Disease?

Since the Stanley Cup was first awarded to hockey champions in 1893, one of its many traditions is for members of the winning team to drink from the Cup. For CALS food safety experts, that raises the question: could the Stanley Cup spread disease? 

Extension Master Food Volunteers conduct a cooking demonstration.

May 28, 2019

A Day Without Food? Not If This Extension Program Can Help It.

For 50 years, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program from N.C. Cooperative Extension has been fighting to free individuals from food insecurity, poor nutrition and choices that are detrimental to the health of families. 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

May 24, 2019

You Decide: Is ‘NCFIRST’ Up to the Task?

A new commission has formed to look into the future of transportation, and how the state should build around that envisioned future. NC State University economist Mike Walden is a part of the commission, and shares some of his considerations as the process begins. 

May 23, 2019

A Day In The Life: Graduate with Harrison Walker

Harrison Walker (and his buddy Nick) take you along for their graduation: the sea of red caps, the pre-ceremony dance party – and a surprise cameo from Chancellor Randy Woodson. 

Two farmers consult over a sprig of wheat in a wheat field. One woman wears a pink bandana and has her hair in two long pigtails.

May 23, 2019

Looking For A Farm? Meet Your Online Matchmaker.

The NC FarmLink program works with landowners and producers to maintain databases of available farmland and farmers looking for land. Land seekers can develop a profile, while farmers and landowners can develop property profiles to describe the land they want to sell, lease or share. 

Picture of Ashley Joyce in a greenhouse

May 23, 2019

Non-Traditional: Field Crop Researcher – and National Guard Service Member

Ashley Joyce is on the job ... or should we say "jobs?" The National Guard member, research assistant in plant pathology and NC State alumna plans to continue on as a graduate student at the university this fall – though her plans could change due to deployment. 

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

May 22, 2019

Economic Perspective: Accounting for the Future

When considering money for the future, are there any tricks or methods to consider when weighing the value of future dollars? 

Capped girl digging into a bag of dirt with plants in front of her and greenhouses behind her, haloed by light.

May 22, 2019

Research in Bloom: The JC Raulston Arboretum

Read how this living laboratory's exceptional collection supports the university's mission. 

May 21, 2019

Freshmen To Seniors: Reflecting On The Journey

At graduation each year, Animal Science seniors get a chance to turn back the clock: Professor Billy Flowers hands them their freshman-year responses to a survey asking about their hopes, experience and dreams for the future. Right before this year's spring ceremony, we caught up with a few.