Posts Tagged ‘faculty’

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.

Wayne and Judy Skaggs create endowment for water resources and hydrology research

Dr. R. Wayne Skaggs signs the memorandum of understanding for the new endowment, along with his wife, Judy, and Dr. Robert O. Evans (left), head of the CALS Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department.

The Wayne and Judy Skaggs Endowment for Water Resources and the Hydrology of Poorly Drained Lands was created Nov. 9 as part of festivities in commemoration of Skaggs’ career.

N.C. State gets new plant scientist, expands at N.C. Research Campus

Tsung-Fu Hsieh

N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute continues its expansion efforts by adding another established scientist to its team at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. Dr. Tzung-Fu Hsieh (pronounced: “Zung Foo Shay”) joined the institute in August 2012 and is developing a research program centered on the biological systems of flowering plants, including fruits and vegetables. With the addition of Hsieh, N.C. State now employs nearly 50 faculty and staff in Kannapolis.

A Philosophical Approach

Dr. Deanna Osmond

Deanna Osmond carries on the Extension traditions of improving lives and using science to help people make informed decisions.

New and better ways

Dr. Bob Patterson with class at field lab.

In a milestone year, Bob Patterson reflects on the differences made by the land-grants through ag education — yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Charles Stuber receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Picture of Dr. Charles Stuber

Dr. Charles Stuber, professor emeritus of genetics and director of the North Carolina State University Center for Plant Breeding and Applied Plant Genomics, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Plant Breeders.

Extension’s Garner is Onslow’s Woman of the Year

Peggie Garner

As Peggie Garner rushed in the pouring rain to the Onslow County Chamber of Commerce “Woman of the Year” luncheon, her biggest concerns were arriving on time and staying dry.

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