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July 2016

Photo of a stream.

Jul 28, 2016

Stream Conference Set

EcoStream, NC State University Stream Restoration Program’s biennial southeast stream restoration conference, will be held Aug. 22-25, 2016 in Asheville. 

microscopic image of ecoli.

Jul 26, 2016

Register Now for Microbiomes Conference

Registration is open for the 2016 Stewards of the Future “Microbiomes: Unseen Opportunities for Agriculture and Health,” a conference hosted by NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Man in business suit writing on a transparent board.

Jul 26, 2016

You Decide: Is There An Investment Boxing Match Winner?

Do the higher fees paid to active investment managers pay for themselves with better earnings? NC State University economist Mike Walden addresses this question in his latest ‘You Decide’ column. 

Economist Mike Walden

Jul 25, 2016

Why Have Interest Rates Dropped?

Interest rates keep falling. The latest plunge came after the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Have we ever seen interest rates this low? And will they continue? NC State University economist Mike Walden responds. 

Faculty member Colleen Doherty with plants

Jul 22, 2016

Faculty Focus: Scientist Studies Time’s Essence in Plants

It’s often said that time is of the essence, and now, thanks to the work of NC State University’s Dr. Colleen Doherty, we are learning more about how true that is for plants. 

NC State researcher underwater tagging fish.

Jul 22, 2016

NC State Researches Catch-and-Release

As fishermen often catch and then release undesirable fish back into the ocean, NC State University Professor Dr. Jeffrey Buckel, student Brendan Runde and associate Paul Rudershausen explore how well fish survive the catch-and-release process. 

NC State College of Agriculture and LIfe Sciences student Collin Blalock sits on the back of a tractor with in a field. He is surrounded by bushels of produce.

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. 

Parents With Baby Working In Office At Home

Jul 20, 2016

Social Media Tools Key for Teen Parents

Social media learning tools provide important new opportunities to educate teen parents, according to an article recently published by the Very Important Parents Program in the Journal of Extension. 

Photo of Brownfield

Jul 20, 2016

Cleaning Up Brownfields Benefits Nearby Property Values

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. commercial and industrial sites are contaminated, with estimated cleanup costs running to the billions. But do the benefits of cleaning up these so-called brownfield sites outweigh the costs? NC State University’s Dr. Laura Taylor explains new research that addresses that question. 

group listening to speaker at Turfgrass field day.

Jul 20, 2016

Come to the NC State Turfgrass Field Day

The annual field day offers the industry and general public a chance to view the NC State University Turfgrass Program’s ongoing research trials and speak directly with NC State’s faculty and staff.