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Aug 6, 2012

Catching evolution in the act

CALS biologist Dr. Brian Langerhans explores predictability of evolution in Bahamian blue holes. 

May 16, 2012

Student Perspectives: Justin Hills

Working in the laboratory of Dr. Rob Dunn has given N.C. State University biological sciences student Justin Hills insight into – and passion for – public health and science communication. This summer, he’s headed to Ghana to investigate liver cancer, a first step in his quest to help address health disparities that exist among different communities nationally and internationally. Hear more in this audio slideshow, with photos by Becky Kirkland, N.C. State University Communications. 

Apr 3, 2012

CALS faculty members named outstanding teachers

The subject matter with which three College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members who have been chosen to receive 2012 North Carolina State University Outstanding Teacher Awards is disparate, ranging from economics to leadership and human-animal interactions. But all three share a commitment to imparting knowledge. 

Feb 12, 2012

Biodiversity project maps urban ants

An innovative project from the CALS Department of Biology is tapping into the curiosity of young and old -- and all ages in between -- in an attempt to map the ants living in urban areas across the United States. 

Feb 3, 2012

Thoroughly modern maladies

Manmade chemicals have become nearly ubiquitous. They are found in the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. But are they safe? It’s a big, complicated question with implications for human health, the environment and the economy. And it’s a question that many CALS life scientists are addressing. One of them is Dr. Heather Patisaul. 

Oct 11, 2011

On rare butterflies, microbes — and more

Endangered butterflies that persist in the presence of bombs and beavers; microbes and other "monsters" at home; spiders and people's fear of the eight-legged creatures: These are among the topics biologist Rob Dunn explores in his latest popular essays. 

Sep 15, 2011

Brett Williams: Making her mark on stage

Aspiring exotic animal specialist and CALS zoology major Brett Williams discusses her experiences as an award-winning actress with University Theatre. 

Jun 21, 2011

Book takes a look at the "wild life" of our bodies

N.C. State University biologist and writer Rob Dunn has a new book available in bookstores and online. In The Wild Life of Our Bodies, Dunn tells the stories of our changing relationships with other species, be they worms, bacteria or tigers. 

Jun 16, 2011

Marybeth Brey: Fishing for answers

Ph.D. student Marybeth Brey is finding new ways to analyze how introduced species change food webs in Lake Norman. Her research won first prize in the natural resources category for N.C. State University's Graduate Student Research Symposium.