The Joseph E. and Robin C. Hightower Graduate Award Endowment in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences was created Oct. 22.
The endowment is used to support activities of a full professor working in turfgrass management or other areas of innovation in sustainable development in the College.
“My project mainly looks at mercury contamination in fish and focuses on the risk to wildlife and people,” says biology Ph.D. student Dana Sackett. “It is really important that we understand it well so we can control our risk.” In this audio slideshow, hear more from this student who’s increasing our understanding of an important environmental and health issue.
The new endowment will support financial awards and educational opportunities for graduate students enrolled in programs jointly administered by CALS, the College of Natural Resources and the College of Veterinary Medicine at N.C. State.
Dr. Helen Kraus and Anne Spafford have won the Gold Award for Best Technical Gardening Book, given by the Garden Writers Association for their book ‘Rain Gardening in the South.’
Today, most people have biochemical substances in their systems that weren’t even known before 1945, Dr. Paul Anastas of the Environmental Protection Agency told an audience at N.C. State University during the fifth Borlaug Lecture held Oct. 4. Known as the “Father of Green Chemistry,” Anastas told the audience that innovation is required to help society reduce its dependence on products and processes that rely on toxic substances.
Dr. Paul Anastas, recognized as the “Father of Green Chemistry” and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assistant administrator for the Office of Research and Development, will deliver the fifth Borlaug Lecture at N.C. State University on October 4, 3:30 p.m., in the N.C. State Talley Student Center Ballroom. The lecture is sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources.
Hoping to inspire changes that result in less rain down the drain, North Carolina State University, the town of Cary and the Black Creek Watershed Association recently dedicated new rain gardens at West Cary Middle School.
A widely used textbook long associated with toxicology at N.C. State University has recently been published in its fourth edition. A Textbook of Modern Toxicology, released in its newest edition in June, is edited by Dr. Ernest Hodgson, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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.