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May 26, 2022

Bob Franks Tapped to Lead Applied Ecology

Longtime CALS professor Bob Franks looks forward to serving as the interim department head for Applied Ecology while the college and department search for a permanent department head. 

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May 24, 2022

Gathering Energy: New Faculty Reflect the Changing Needs of Agriculture

In response to the dynamic interplay of agriculture and the environment, we welcome four new faculty to expand our teaching, research and Extension capabilities in climate-smart farming. 

Pat Curtis

May 20, 2022

Poultry Science’s Curtis Praised for Transformative Leadership

After more than 30 years working in higher education, 15 of those years at North Carolina State University, Patricia Curtis, department head for the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, is retiring beginning July 1. 

Daniela Jones holding and ear of corn in a corn field

Jan 7, 2022

Enhancing NC State’s Data-Driven, Climate-Smart Agriculture Talent Pool

NC State research assistant professor Daniela Jones is passionate about many things, including finding renewable energy solutions and creating a more diverse workforce for the bioscience and agriculture industries. 

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Nov 22, 2021

The Hunger Banquet

With Thanksgiving close at hand, professor Bob Patterson holds a hunger banquet to teach the contrast of global food insecurity to his freshman exploratory studies class. 

NC State's Edward Kick

Nov 9, 2021

Taking a World View

NC State Agricultural and Resource Economics Professor Edward Kick draws on big data to understand what causes inequalities among nations and the big problems that come from them. 

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Oct 20, 2021

Ron Heiniger’s Journey to NC State

A faculty member follows in his family's farming roots, while creating his niche in the science behind corn production and management. 

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Sep 20, 2021

How the Pandemic Triggers Mental Health Struggles

A large, multi-state study highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has created a cyclical public health problem by both exacerbating mental health challenges and making it more difficult for people to maintain physical activity. 

Kedong Da in a lab

Sep 16, 2021

Kedong Da and Plant Transformation

Kedong Da, Director of the NC State Plant Transformation Lab (PTL), brings diversity and caliber in his ability to advance plant tissue culture, plant transformation, genome editing, and bioengineering. 

cluster of bottles containing covid-19 vaccine sit on a white counter

Sep 13, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Are mRNA Vaccines Going to Replace Other Vaccines?

There are many reasons mRNA vaccines are unlikely to replace other technologies any time soon.