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Seafood Lab to offer HACCP workshops in May

photo block from seafood lab

The N.C. State University Seafood Laboratory at Morehead City’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology will offer two workshops in May on HACCP food safety planning for the seafood industry.

YOU DECIDE: Can good deeds and economics coincide?

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

Isn’t economics about cutthroat competition and profits at all costs? Perhaps not. Mike Walden discusses.

CALS students launch Life Sciences Awareness Day

Zoology Club officers Shane Jordan (left), Brittany Sherbert (center) and Sarah McGrath host the club's exhibit at 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.

Brittany Vontz: A scholar and an athlete

Brittany Vontz

Senior biological sciences major Brittany Vontz is an award-winning scholar and gymnast. Because of help she’s received in overcoming numerous injuries, Vontz is planning a career in physical therapy.

JC Raulston Arboretum presents “Mayday! Mayday!” program for kids

child and volunteer at JCRA kids' program

At the JC Raulston Arboretum’s “Mayday! Mayday! It’s Almost Mother’s Day!” program on Saturday, May 7, children will have an opportunity learn about the gifts of Mother Nature, dance around the May Pole and make a gift for mom.

Foegeding honored with Haines dairy award

picture of Dr. Allen Foegeding

Dr. Allen Foegeding, William Neal Reynolds Professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, has been honored with the 2011 William C. Haines Dairy Science Award.

In entomological knowledge, N.C. State is number one

Picture of members of the Linnaean Games winning team

When it comes to entomological knowledge, N.C. State University students can wave oversize foam hands with extended forefingers. In late March, a five-person team made up of entomology graduate students won the southeastern branch, or regional, competition of the Linnaean Games.

N.C. Research Campus, Davidson College students collaborate on blueberry genome sequencing project


Dr. Allan Brown, assistant professor with N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, is leading the effort to sequence the blueberry genome. Seven Davidson College undergraduates, in a course led by biology professor Dr. A. Malcolm Campbell, have been given a sneak peek at a portion of the berry’s DNA.

Taking the bite out of late blight

picture of Dr. Jean Ristaino

North Carolina State University scientists will be heavily involved in a national effort to help farmers better manage a plant disease called late blight.

Commissioner’s series to focus on feeding growing population

Steve Troxler

The next session in the N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture’s Speaker Series at N.C. State University will focus on innovation and efficiency in agriculture to feed an exploding world population. The panel discussion takes place at 4 p.m. April 14 in 2215 Williams Hall.

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