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Costa Rican institute president will deliver 2011 Borlaug Lecture

Julio Calvo

Dr. Julio César Calvo Alvarado, rector (president) of Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica, will deliver the 2011 Borlaug Distinguished Lecture on Global Service to Society and Environment at N.C. State University on Oct. 31. The event is open to the campus community and will be followed by a reception and an open circle discussion with Calvo.

YOU DECIDE: How are jobs measured?

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

Unemployment is measured in different ways, and that can be confusing. Mike Walden explains.

Fly aggression involves complicated gene networks

Trudy Mackay and Robert Anholt

Fruit fly aggression is correlated with smaller brain parts, involves complex interactions between networks of important genes, and often cannot be controlled with mood-altering drugs like lithium. Those are the results of a painstaking study conducted by researchers at N.C. State University and colleagues in Belgium.

Sequencing the blueberry genome

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Dr. Allan Brown, a researcher with N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, is leading a team that is sequencing the blueberry genome. A major step toward understanding the genetic information of the blueberry, the research is expected to yield new discoveries in both medical and agricultural research.

Brickyard ice cream social brings together CALS community

Ready to serve the ice cream cups are CALS Ambassador James Hampson (left), a junior in human biology; CALS Sen. Alex Compton, a senior in biology; and CALS Sen. Rachel Turner, a junior in human biology.

The goal of the social was to create more unity and dialogue among CALS students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as give student senators and constituents an opportunity to meet.

College’s 20th annual tailgate packs Dorton Arena

The N.C. State mascot greets CALS grad Larry Wooten and his granddaughter.

CALS Alumni and Friends Society Tailgate is among the biggest and best of the university’s pre-game parties.

N.C. Agromedicine Institute observes National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 18-24

National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 18-24, 2011.

As fall harvest gathers momentum, the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute (NCAI) pauses to focus special attention on farm health and safety during National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 18-24. The Institute’s mission is to develop solutions for agricultural hazards, collaborate on strategies for preventing injury and illness, and work with communities to promote health and safety through its research, education and intervention programs.

Students gain health profession skills in Nicaragua

Loren 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.

McLaughlin receives soil science award

Dr. Richard McLaughlin

Dr. Richard McLaughlin, North Carolina State University soil scientist, is among 11 researchers who will receive awards at from the Soil Science Society of America.

CALS researcher investigates improved shelf quality for brambles

Penelope Perkins-Veazie

No matter how fruits and vegetables are filled with health-promoting and disease-fighting nutrients, they have to make it to market with their nutritional value intact, free of microbial contamination, and looking, smelling, and tasting great. This is the challenge of postharvest physiologist Penelope Perkins-Veazie.

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