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Feb 6, 2017

‘Great Pumpkin Project’ Recruits Citizen Scientists to Document Agricultural Biodiversity

A team of researchers is recruiting citizen scientists to participate in a study of which microbes and insects visit the same crop plants around the world. 

Scanning electron micrographs of a manganese oxidizing fungus (Fusarium sp.) isolated from the treatment system.

Jan 20, 2017

Manganese Oxides in Treatment System Could Be Mixed Blessing

In a “bad news, good news” scenario, researchers at North Carolina State University have found that some black sludge growing in a water-treatment site could have redeeming benefits. 

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Jan 1, 2017

Study Provides Evidence on Movement of Potato Famine Pathogen

New NC State research delves into the movement and evolution of the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, which set down roots in the United States before attacking Europe. 

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

Jan 1, 2017

2017 Economic Outlook: Is The Optimism Real?

Are happy days here again for the the national economy? That's the focus of the January 2017 issue of the NC State Economist. To help answer this question, economist Mike Walden shares insights after researching the performance of key national economic measures, national forecasts and attitudes, as well as key North Carolina economic indicators. 

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Dec 12, 2016

CALS Grads Shine

The homestretch is narrowing, and the end is in sight. Meet seven of the college's outstanding students poised to receive degrees at commencement exercises this Friday. 

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Dec 1, 2016

Study: Restaurants Not Good at Explaining Risks of Undercooked Meat to Customers

A recent study by a team that includes several CALS scientists finds restaurants don’t do an effective job of letting customers know the risks associated with eating undercooked meat. 

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Dec 1, 2016

Cooking Stuffing This Holiday? Here’s a Simple Way to Help Ward Off Foodborne Illness

Extension specialist Ben Chapman offers food safety tips to help ensure that foodborne illness isn't on your holiday menu this season. 

NC State Entomology and plant pathology Ph.D. student Sayed Mashaheet

Nov 28, 2016

Student’s Research Seeks Ozone-Tolerant Wheat

Sayed Mashaheet’s research into wheat and ozone tolerance could help prevent a worldwide famine. Read on to learn about this Ph.D. student and his game-changing work. 

Portrait of Iliana Santillian-Carrillo

Nov 14, 2016

Alumna Promotes Change Through Work at El Pueblo

As a community organizer at El Pueblo, a nonprofit organization located in Raleigh, N.C., Martha “Iliana” Santillian-Carrillo works to build positive social change in the Latino community. 

Man wearing sunglasses and hat holds a large cabbage plant.

Jul 20, 2016

Student Spotlight: Early Entrepreneur, Rooted in the Pack

Rising sophomore Collin Blalock started his own produce business at age 15 – and has known since childhood where he wanted to go to college.