Posts Tagged ‘environmental sciences’

Gould, Atchley to receive 2010-2011 Holladay Medal

Bill Atchley and Fred Gould

Given in recognition of an outstanding career at N.C. State University, the Holladay Medal is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member by the trustees and the university.

Anastas believes science, technology offer ‘green’ solutions

The EPA’s Dr. Paul Anastas delivers the 2010 Borlaug Lecture.

During the Oct. 4 Borlaug Lecture, Dr. Paul Anastas of the Environmental Protection Agency said innovation is required to help society reduce its dependence on products and processes that rely on toxic substances.

Cooperative Extension helps Currituck ‘go green’ with new garden and improved storm-water ponds

An improved storm-water pond provides a scenic focal point at Extension’s Currituck County center.

N.C. Cooperative Extension is incorporating environment-protecting practices on the site of its 3-year-old center in Currituck County.

Research aids understanding of mercury risks to wildlife and people

Dana Sackett (center) confers with Dr. Derek Aday (left) and Dr. Jim Rice, collaborators in the mercury-contamination research.

A College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate student’s research is helping pinpoint which fish in which areas of North Carolina pose the greatest risks – and some of her findings are surprising.

Hightowers endow awards for graduate students in fisheries and wildlife

Shown at the signing are Drs. Robin and Joe Hightower (seated) and, standing from left, Dr. Barry Goldfarb, Dr. David Bristol, Dr. Damian Shea, Dr. Robert Brown and Dr. Johnny Wynne, along with fisheries and wildlife program colleague Dr. Chris Moorman.

The Joseph E. and Robin C. Hightower Graduate Award Endowment in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences was created Oct. 22.

Sustainable development professorship fully endowed by Bayer CropScience

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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.

Grad student sheds light on mercury contamination in fish

Dana Sackett

“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.

Hightowers endow awards for graduate students in fisheries and wildlife

Drs. Joe and Robin Hightower

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.

First-of-its-kind book by Horticultural Science faculty members wins national award

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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.’

Anastas believes science, technology offer ‘green’ solutions

Dr. Paul Anastas

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.

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