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Apr 1, 2010

Best Plant Named

Lo & Behold "Blue Chip" Buddleia (butterfly bush), developed by Dennis Werner and Layne Snelling in the horticultural science department, was named the best new plant for 2009. 

Mar 25, 2010

Melton Heads Crop Science

Dr. Tom Melton, assistant director of Cooperative Extension and director of the National Science Foundation Center for Integrated Pest Management, been named interim head of the Department of Crop Science in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. 

Mar 25, 2010

Martin Leads Budget Office

Joy Martin has been named interim assistant dean for finance and business in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Mar 25, 2010

Guion Named Assistant Dean

Dr. Lisa Guion has been named assistant dean for diversity, outreach and engagement in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Mar 11, 2010


Agricultural extension agent Debbie Roos has fallen in love with the social media program Twitter, posting nearly 400 tweets about small farm issues, including extension programs that encourage sustainable, organic and alternative agriculture. 

Feb 18, 2010

Plastics and Human Health

This week at the world’s largest and most important scientific conference, two NC State faculty members will discuss the effects of “hormone mimics” or endocrine disruptors on human and animal health, fertility and puberty. 

Jan 28, 2010

See to Head Animal Science

Dr. M. Todd See has been named head of the animal science department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

Jan 21, 2010

NC State Fills Top Research Position

Longtime faculty member Dr. David Smith will lead the research arm of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Smith is the new associate dean for research and director of the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service. 

Jan 14, 2010

Klaenhammer Named AAAS Fellow

Dr. Todd R. Klaenhammer, distinguished university professor, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of the journal Science

Dec 10, 2009

Burkholder Wins Award

Dr. JoAnn Burkholder, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology, is the 2009 recipient of the Joint Award for Service to the Environment and Society. 

Dec 10, 2009

From Garden to Classroom

Julieta Sherk followed that passion for edible plants to NC State, where she joined the faculty this semester as a new assistant professor of landscape design in the horticultural science department. 

Dec 3, 2009

Dunn Wins Book Award

Dr. Rob Dunn, assistant professor of biology, won the natural history category of the 2009 National Outdoor Book Awards. 

Oct 22, 2009

Deep Fried Ambassador

Suzanne Stanard, who began her own blog only a few months ago, is having fun with her latest unpaid gig: the State Fair's official Deep Fried Ambassador. 

Oct 1, 2009

Faculty Honored

Biological and agricultural engineering faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences received a number of awards from professional associations. 

Sep 24, 2009

Alumni To Give $2.5 Million

A Raleigh couple has made a planned estate gift of approximately $2.5 million to NC State that includes funding for a professorship, scholarships and the J.C. Raulston Arboretum.