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Fred Gould named to Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

Fred Gould

Dr. Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Professor in the Department of Entomology, is one of two North Carolina State University faculty members named to the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, a major program unit of the National Research Council.

Science enthusiasts raise a pint at Tir Na Nog

Three men sitting

A group of faithful science enthusiasts gathered Tuesday night at Tir Na Nog pub in downtown Raleigh to raise a pint and hear scientists from the SE Climate Science Center talk about global climate change.

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.

PHHI seeks broccoli with enhanced lutein

Allen Brown with broccoli

KANNAPOLIS – A new N.C. State University study under way at the Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus is focused on enhancing levels of lutein in broccoli. Lutein, an antioxidant, is associated with lowering risks for cataracts and age-related macular degeneration and is also found in leafy greens such as kale and spinach.

N.C. State PreVet students sweep top awards at APVMA annual event

N.C. State PreVet students gather at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine for the 2013 APVMA Symposium.

The 13 N.C. State students who traveled to the event were mentored by Dr. Shweta Trivedi, director of the Veterinary Professions Advising Center (VetPAC), which is housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Animal Science Department.

VetPAC networking event draws record attendance

Dr. Shweta Trivedi (center), VetPAC director, and VetPAC interns Sara Fleming (left) and Caitlin Reilly work the registration desk at the networking event.

More than 100 pre-veterinary track students took advantage of the opportunity to hear from a diverse range of veterinary professionals Jan. 31, at the annual networking event hosted by the Veterinary Professions Advising Center.

Purdue recognizes Brandenburg as Distinguished Agriculture Alumnus

Rick Brandenburg

Dr. Rick Brandenburg, William Neal Reynolds Professor in the Department of Entomology, will be recognized March 1 as one of eight Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award winners at Purdue University. Brandenburg earned a bachelor’s degree in entomology from Purdue in 1977.

Laura Taylor awarded Leopold Fellowship

Picture of Dr. Laura Taylor

Dr. Laura Taylor, professor of agricultural and resource economics, has been awarded a Leopold Leadership Fellowship. She one of just 20 environmental researchers in North America to receive the prestigious honor this year.

Nominations sought for 2013 Borlaug Award

Norman Borlaug

Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Norman E. Borlaug Service to Society and Environment Award. Deadline is March 11, and the award will be presented April 16 at the annual Borlaug Lecture.

Two CALS faculty involved in award-winning crop protection efforts

Picture of Jim Dunphy and Steve Koenning

Two College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members were involved in award-winning efforts to protect soybean growers from Asian soybean rust, a new disease that threatened the United States soybean crop beginning in 2004.

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