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June 2019

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

Jun 26, 2019

Economic Perspective: Are Slow Home Sales a Signal of the Future?

The housing market has cooled a little in recent months. What could this be signaling? 

Photo of female student standing outside with her arms crossed.

Jun 26, 2019

Her Calling is Student Government

Meredith Spence Beaulieu, a Ph.D. student in CALS' Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, was the first graduate student to hold the office of student body vice president. 

Two men and a woman examining grapes in a vineyard.

Jun 26, 2019

Faculty Focus: Spayd is a Winner in Growing the U.S. Wine-Grape Industry

NC State University Professor Emerita Sara Spayd has spent decades working to build the U.S. wine-grape industry, and the American Society of Enology and Viticulture recently celebrated her accomplishments with its highest honor, the Award of Merit. 

Leaf with imbedded computer chip

Jun 26, 2019

New Microneedle Technique Speeds Plant Disease Detection

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses microneedle patches to collect DNA from plant tissues in one minute, rather than the hours needed for conventional techniques. 

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

Jun 21, 2019

Economic Perspective: Is Moving to a City Always Successful?

Does moving to a big city in search of higher paying jobs and greater opportunities always pay off? 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Jun 21, 2019

You Decide: Recession — Yes or No?

Are there signs pointing towards a future recession for the United States? 

underwater photo of a box used to collect Trichoplax

Jun 19, 2019

Deceptively Simple: Minute Marine Animals and Microbial Dark Matter

A team of scientists, including CALS’s Manuel Kleiner, has discovered that tiny marine animals known as Trichoplax live in a sophisticated symbiosis with two types of bacteria. Their study appeared recently in the journal Nature Microbiology. 

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

Jun 18, 2019

Economic Perspective: The New Workplace

The modern workplace is changing from what the traditional sense. What's behind these changes? 

women outside on farm

Jun 16, 2019

“I Call Them My Baby Girls”: AGI Grad Named Pig Farmer Of Tomorrow

NC State Agricultural Institute graduate Bailee Arnold lives in the suburbs and didn’t grow up with agriculture, but she’s managing a 4,000-head sow farm and was recently named a 2019 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow. 

Mom hugging her two kids, one boy one girl

Jun 12, 2019

Non-Traditional: Devoted Dad and Ph.D. Candidate – On Active Duty for the U.S. Army

U.S. Army Major Drew Reinbold-Wasson has a lot to juggle: family, school and his 14th year of active duty military service. He shares his unique (and very busy) perspective on being a dad.