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Feb 9, 2012

Harrell, historic CALS alumna and Duke microbiology professor, retires

Dr. Lizzie J. Harrell, the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in microbiology from N.C. State, recently retired after 33 years of service at Duke University Medical Center, where she was associate director of Clinical Microbiology. 

Feb 3, 2012

Celebrating the work of life scientists

In this Winter 2012 issue, we turn to the College’s life sciences in recognition of the contributions and impacts those programs are making while bringing innovative solutions to the challenges facing our citizens locally, nationally and globally. 

Feb 2, 2012

Nobel Laureate, international entrepreneur headline research conference

Nobel Laureate and distinguished MIT professor Dr. Phillip A. Sharp and Juan Enriquez, best-selling author and leading authority on the global impact of life sciences, will headline the conference “Stewards of the Future: Research for Human Health and Global Sustainability” at North Carolina State University. 

Dec 5, 2011

Solving molecular mysteries

Along with two African scientists, CALS' Dr. Linda Hanley-Bowdoin is focusing on tiny subviral particles that could be the key to addressing big food production problems. 

Sep 22, 2011

Students gain health profession skills in Nicaragua

Dr. Anita Flick, director of health professions advising, had planned to take a group of students to Haiti this summer, but political conditions there prevented the group from making the trip. Yet Flick was able to arrange a trip to Nicaragua, where students and medical professionals offered medical and dental care in a rural community. 

Sep 14, 2011

Zoology grad is WVU dentistry school dean

Dr. David Felton has an international reputation as a clinician, an educator and a researcher. 

Campers get acquainted with the tools needed for stitching up sutures.

Jul 26, 2011

VetCAMP gives vet med preview

The camp’s objective was to give the high-school students insight about careers in veterinary medicine and the many opportunities within the field, treating animals great and small – be they companion or farm animals, avian, exotic or wildlife. 

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. 

Apr 28, 2011

Chandler Walker: Biomedical researcher in the making

One of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' top students, Chandler Walker, says N.C. State University has taught her how to be a scientist and put her on the path toward a biomedical research career. 

Apr 14, 2011

CALS students launch Life Sciences Awareness Day

On April 13, groups of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students gathered to offer fact-filled presentations about their various life sciences curricula, in displays set up on the N.C. State University Brickyard.