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Climate center names 2013-14 Global Change Fellows

Seven N.C. State University graduate students, including one from the College of Agriculture and Life Science have been named Global Change Fellows for 2013-14 by the SE Climate Science Center, based in CALS.

Pardue named to lead CALS academic programs

Sam Pardue

Dr. Sam Pardue has been named associate dean and director of academic programs for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, effective May 1. Pardue, former head of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, has been serving as the interim director of academic programs in CALS since July 1, 2012.

Seymour: Preserve forests in the name of food security

Frances Seymour

Preserving international forests, providing food security and addressing issues of global climate change will require a coordinated effort, Frances Seymour told an audience at N.C. State University for the 2013 Borlaug Lecture.

YOU DECIDE: How should North Carolina fund roads?

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

Gas taxes are used to pay for road construction and maintenance in most states, but there are cracks appearing in the system. Mike Walden discusses possible alternatives.

Universal Leaf creates CALS scholarship

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The endowment will be used to provide scholarships for students in CALS’ two-year Agricultural Institute or four-year undergraduate students enrolled in crop production agriculture and related curricula.

Votes cast for dean’s ice cream

Picture of two cups of ice cream.

It is too early to know yet what College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard Linton’s official ice cream will be, but the votes have been cast.

Study shows reproductive effects of pesticide exposure span generations

picture of Daphnia

North Carolina State University researchers studying aquatic organisms called Daphnia have found that exposure to a chemical pesticide has impacts that span multiple generations – causing the so-called “water fleas” to produce more male offspring, and causing reproductive problems in female offspring.

Farm Animal Days draws nearly 10,000

children holding chicks at NC State's Farm Animal Days

Neither rainy weather nor muddy fields could keep the crowds away from the college’s annual Farm Animal Days event, designed to give children an up-close-and-personal experience with animal agriculture.

Agroecology Farm will provide produce for University Dining

Shroeder-Moreno and student

For the first time, N.C. State’s Agroecology Education Farm will provide fresh produce to campus dining facilities. As part of the university’s Earth Day celebration, community members, students and more gathered to plant the plants that will feed the campus.

Report estimates benefits, costs of N.C. energy exploration

picture of offshore oil exploration platform

Drilling for oil and gas off the North Carolina coast and for natural gas inland could generate millions of dollars in economic activity and create thousands of jobs. That same energy exploration and recovery could cause millions of dollars in damage to coastal communities and reduce property values inland.

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