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Tag: college of agriculture and life sciences

Bumble bee on a flower

Jun 13, 2022

Shorter, Wider Flowers May Transmit More Parasites to Bees

Flower shape has biggest effect on parasite transmission to bees, according to a new study. 

close up of peanut butter

Jun 6, 2022

Podcast: Peanut Butter and Salmonella

Does Salmonella really just love peanut butter? Food safety expert Ellen Shumaker joins us again to talk about the recent recall. 

Brandi Merrick in front of a sign for the Varsity Research Building at NC State.

Jun 1, 2022

Grad Student on Home Turf as Volunteer at U.S. Women’s Open

Brandi Merrick volunteers as a greens mower at the 77th U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Moore County this week. It's a chance to follow her twin passions: turf grass and golf. 

Image of person in the Phytotron, a controlled environment facility

May 26, 2022

Bob Franks Tapped to Lead Applied Ecology

Professor Bob Franks says he looks forward to serving as the interim department head for Applied Ecology while the college and department search for a permanent leader. 

Pat Curtis

May 20, 2022

Poultry Science’s Curtis Praised for Transformative Leadership

After more than 30 years working in higher education, 15 of those years at North Carolina State University, Patricia Curtis, department head for the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, is retiring beginning July 1. 

Alyssa McInnis and Emily Southard pose in their graduation caps and gowns

May 16, 2022

‘Whatever You Need, I’m There’ — Meet #NCState22 Best Friends Emily and Alyssa

Brought together by the saxophone section, best friends reminisce on their time in Carter-Finley Stadium. 

Niambé James and Kourtni Curry pose in their graduation caps and gowns

May 16, 2022

‘We’re Stuck’ — Meet #NCState22 Best Friends Niambé and Kourtni

Best friends say 'goodbye' to NC State in the field where they first said 'hello' and started a lifelong friendship. 

Female cockroach feeding on gift from male cockroach

May 12, 2022

Sugar Aversion Hampers Cockroach Coupling

How does a cockroach's aversion to sugar turn into an aversion to mating? NC State researchers discover the mechanism behind this behavior. 

two elephants silhouetted against the sunrise

May 10, 2022

Researchers Conduct First Assessment of Metabolites in African Savanna Elephants

The work advances our understanding of the relationship between metabolism and health in these endangered animals. 

The Technology Tower is reflected in the side windows of the Talley Student Center.

May 3, 2022

National Inventors Hall of Fame Honors 3 With Ties to NC State

Three innovators who have served on NC State's faculty are inducted into the prestigious organization at a two-day event in Washington, D.C. 

a table covered with food

Apr 19, 2022

Four Helpful Tips to Reduce Food Waste

Up to 40% of the food grown, prepared or sold in the United States is wasted. 

plush wolf with NC State bandana around its neck

Apr 13, 2022

Where’s the Wolf? In Ice Cream Paradise

In our contest for NC State employees, Titilayo Osho with University Housing makes the correct guess — and unlocks a special memory. 

an adult brown bear and cub stand on a small spit of land with a lake on three sides

Apr 8, 2022

What Shapes Gut Microbiomes of Alaska’s Brown Bears? Location, Location, Location

The finding helps us understand the relationship between wildlife habitat, diet and gut microbiome diversity. 

raw chicken thighs on a cutting board

Apr 4, 2022

In Food Safety Study, 25% of Participants Contaminated Salad with Raw Chicken

The study highlights the importance of hand-washing and cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen. 

The NC State Belltower at dusk and night. Photo by Marc Hall

Mar 30, 2022

Graduate Programs Rise in Rankings

This year's U.S. News rankings bring good news for graduate programs across the university. Three programs place in the top 10 nationwide while numerous other graduate programs advance.