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North Carolina State University Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

picture of Dr. Steve Lommel

Julie Willoughby, assistant professor of textile engineering, chemistry and science, and Steve Lommel, William Neal Reynolds professor of plant pathology, have received a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations grant to develop a seed treatment method that will aid subsistence farmers in protecting their crops.

Message from Dean Wynne

In a memo to CALS faculty and staff, Dean Johnny C. Wynne discusses the creation of a College of Sciences at N.C. State and the process to be followed over coming months for identifying faculty members who will reside in that college.

CALS faculty members named outstanding teachers

The subject matter with which three College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members who have been chosen to receive 2012 North Carolina State University Outstanding Teacher Awards is disparate, ranging from economics to leadership and human-animal interactions. But all three share a commitment to imparting knowledge.

YOU DECIDE: How can we solve the essential economic problem?

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

How do we use our limited resources to satisfy our unlimited wants and needs? That’s the essential economic problem. Mike Walden discusses.

Dean Johnny Wynne announces retirement

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Dean Johnny C. Wynne of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced his planned retirement, effective July 1, 2012. Wynne will retire after serving as College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean for more than eight years, while his association with N.C. State spans half a century.

Goodnight Irene: Dealing with storm damage at Pamlico field lab

Picture of the Pamlico Aquaculture Field Lab before Hurricane Irene

The tireless work of University Field Lab employees and students helped repair damage from Hurricane Irene at the Pamlico Aquaculture Field Laboratory and save thousands of fish.

JC Raulston Arboretum presents two hands-on programs for kids

The JC Raulston Arboretum is on Beryl Road in Raleigh

“Natural Wrappers: From Tiny Seeds to Giant Trees” and “Superhero Plants” will be offered in late September.

NCSU golf tournament funds scholarships

Golfers can play a round on North Carolina State University’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course and raise money for scholarships Sept. 26 at the annual Dr. Art Bruneau Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser.

OMK offers free Durham Bulls ticket for donations, Aug. 24

National Guard youngsters with hero packs.

Operation Military Kids — in partnership with the Durham Bulls and Wells Fargo – is sponsoring a special night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Wednesday, Aug. 24, as the Bulls take on the Norfolk Tides at 7:05 p.m. Fans who bring items for the OMK Hero Packs will receive a free ticket to the game, courtesy of Wells Fargo.

10% Campaign tracks $5.7 million in sales

10% Campaign logo

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ statewide initiative to stimulate economic development, create jobs and promote North Carolina’s farms and fisheries announced that more than $5.7 million in local foods expenditures have been reported by local individuals, organizations and institutions participating in the campaign.

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