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Advances on biofuels, shelf life of produce featured in video on N.C. A&T research

Two top Aggie researchers are featured in a video produced by North Carolina Farm Bureau Magazine. Dr. Ipek Goktepe of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences talks about her research to extend the shelf life of fresh produce, particularly lettuce and spinach, and Dr. Abolghasem Shahbazi of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design discusses his work using agricultural waste to produce biofuel.

Bluford Library joins UNCG digitization project to create online history portal for Greensboro

 "4-H Club Members Standing with their Cows at the Negro Junior Dairy Show in Greensboro, North Carolina," 1945

From a digital archive at N.C. State: “4-H Club Members Standing with their Cows at the Negro Junior Dairy Show in Greensboro, North Carolina,” 1945, “Green ‘N’ Growing,” Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University, http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/0012512.

N.C. A&T is one of six Greensboro institutions that will take part in a $200,000 digitization project led by UNCG’s University Libraries.

From UNCG:

“Textiles, Teachers, and Troops will make available more than 175,000 digital images including photographs, manuscripts, rare books, scrapbooks, printed materials, and oral histories documenting the social and cultural development of Greensboro. For the first time, all five colleges and universities in Greensboro, along with the Greensboro Historical Museum, will be collaborating on a project to make primary source materials available online. By documenting the vitally important influence of the textile industry, public and postsecondary education, and the massive World War II military presence, Textiles, Teachers, and Troops will provide context for understanding the growth of Greensboro from a town of two thousand residents into one of the leading manufacturing and education centers in the Southeast. The project will display these new materials alongside a large body of material already digitized by the partners and will provide the initial content for a larger community‐based history portal.”

Material to be digitized and put online will include scrapbooks and correspondence from students at what is now N.C. A&T in the early to mid-20th century and a collection of commercial photographs documenting the university and Bennett College in the 1930.

The project is funded by the state of North Carolina through funds allocated under the federal Library Services and Technology Act.

N.C. A&T professor to study in Cuba

Dr. Sarita Jackson, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at North Carolina A&T, will be among a select group of university professors headed to Cuba this month to study current economic and political issues affecting the Caribbean country.

Dr. Jackson will be traveling to Cuba rom June 17-27 as a part of the Council on International Educational Exchange-International Faculty Development Seminar.

The scholars will travel to the cities of Havana and Matanzas to examine a number of current social, political and economic issues within the context of globalization.

For more than 20 years, the seminars in different countries have provided university professors the opportunity to bring “contemporary, global themes to their curricula, campus, and community at large.”

Dr. Jackson says she is looking forward to learning more about Cuba’s economic reform programs that have been implemented within the last year and sharing her experience with students in her courses, including Latin American and Caribbean Political Economy, The Politics of Free Trade, and Comparative Politics.