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NC State University names first Murdock professor

Dr. Mary Ann Lila

Dr. Mary Ann Lila, Director of North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, has been named the first David H. Murdock Distinguished Professor.

Now’s the time to sign up for CALS study trip abroad

CALS’ Agricultural Institute is offering an international agribusiness, law and culture tour that will take participants to England, France and Wales from March 5 to 13, 2011. It’s open to CALS students, parents and alumni as well as faculty and staff. More information is available in a PDF that’s available online.

‘Unleash Your Potential’ at CALS Career Expo


Mark your calendars for the 19th annual CALS Career Expo, “Unleash Your Potential,” on Thursday, Oct. 28!

Two new CALS degree programs have begun: Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Master of Environmental Assessment

The selection of degrees to pursue has increased by two for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University — a bachelor of science degree in genetics and a master’s degree in environmental assessment. The new degree in genetics will be the first major in genetics in the UNC system. The Master of Environmental Assessment Degree is designed as a completely online degree.

YOU DECIDE: Is there a better way to help the unemployed?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

Unemployment compensation is the main way we help the unemployed. But some economists say the current unemployment compensation system isn’t working. North Carolina State University Economist Mike Walden discusses the issue.

North Carolina 4-H names four “Partners in Excellence”

Four organizations were recently named 2010 North Carolina 4-H Partners in Excellence: Carolina Farm Credit, North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation, NC SPIN and the North Carolina State Grange. “The spirit of service and unselfish leadership of these organizations allows 4-H to tackle real-world issues like hunger, environmental stewardship, sustainable energy, youth health and obesity, and […]

Governor’s announcement expands N.C. Value-Added Cost Share Program

On Aug. 2, Gov. Beverly Perdue announced a package of programs, the Family Farm Innovation Fund, to help North Carolina farmers rebound from the recession.

Teachers work to make research real for students

Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Nikki Wolcott and April Baucom

Two Kannapolis teachers hoping to connect their students with real-world science at its best are spending their summer break at the N.C. Research Campus. Since the spring, they’ve been picking blackberries and raspberries at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury, assisting with a national study on watermelon health benefits, and learning in state-of-the-art labs with a horticultural science researcher.

Horticulture students learn through PLANET

Chris Hart participated in PLANET for four years as an N.C. State student.

For 20 years, N.C. State University horticultural science students have made a strong showing at a national landscape industry competition – PLANET student competitions — and along the way they’ve raised nearly half a million dollars to support their travels.

N.C. State workshop explores new technologies for re-using water and increasing water supply

A North Carolina State University workshop focusing on how local, state and regional businesses and communities can recycle and re-use water to save money and replenish the local water supply will be held Aug. 24-26 in Greensboro.

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