The Department of Plant Pathology and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences cordially invites you to a celebratory reception recognizing a new generation of scientists devoting themselves to fighting plant diseases that threaten world security and peace.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cargill Building Atrium, 1500 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul, MN
Please rsvp to Jennifer Davy at 612-624-4285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hors D'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
Parking is available in the Gortner Ramp - 1395 Gortner Avenue.
In support of the Norman E. Borlaug Fellowships in International Agriculture and the Stakman-Borlaug Cereal Rust Center.
This endowment has been established by Don and Sandy Henry and their son Drew Henry to honor and extend the Norman Borlaug-Plant Pathology legacy at the University of Minnesota. The gift is given in loving memory of Don's mother Lillian (Vaala) Henry, Vaala aunts and uncles, and Cousin Norman Borlaug. Norman was the Vaalas' first cousin who grew up on a neighboring farm in northeast Iowa and was a life-long friend to them and, in the later years, to the Henrys. It is the recent sale of the beloved Vaala family farm which has helped make this gift possible.
Gifts to this legacy can be made by accessing the giving form. Or, mail your check made payable to the University of Minnesota Foundation and note in the memo - Vaala-Henry Endowment and send to University of Minnesota Foundation, CM-3854, PO Box 70870, St. Paul, MN 55170.
The video "Plant Pathology: Taking you further than you ever imagined" was created by the American Phytopathological Society to increase knowledge and understanding of the important role played by plant pathology in today's world. Read more on the APS website HERE.
Winner of a 2012 Upper Midwest Emmy
"Saving Wheat: Rusts Never Sleep" -- the documentary co-produced by the U of MN Department of Plant Pathology -- won an Emmy! In the category of Business/Consumer - Program, our production came out on top. Congratulations to everyone involved!
See all the winners here: http://midwestemmys.org/20120929/2012emmyrecipients/
The Department of Plant Pathology faculty and staff took on the graduate students in the 38th annual E.C. Stakman softball game on September 20, 2012. The faculty/staff team won the game with a score of 17-3. The game was followed by a picnic in 491 Borlaug Hall.
At the 2012 American Phytopathological Society's Annual Meeting in 2012, APS President Carol Ishimaru worked with the Center for Communicating Science at Stonybrook University to create a plenary session demonstrating the importance of effectively communicating science to the general public.
Plenary Session Video on Communicating Science
2012 Department of Plant Pathology & E.C. Stakman Awards
The annual E.C. Stakman & Department of Plant Pathology awards were held on May 29th, 2012 to recognize and celebrate the contributions to the science of plant pathology made by members and friends of the department. The recipient of the 2012 E.C. Stakman award was Jonathan D.G. Jones, Senior Scientist, Sainsbury Laboratory and Professor, University of East Anglia. Jones gave a special lecture following the awards ceremony, "How oomycete plant pathogens cause or fail to cause disease."
Congratulations to our 2012 Award Winners:
E.C. Stakman Award.................................................... Jonathan D.G. Jones, Ph.D.
Outstanding Mentor Award............................................ Carol Ishimaru, Ph.D.
Distinguished Alumnus Award....................................... Kira L. Bowen, Ph.D.
Distinguished Friend Award........................................... Elisabeth Kaplan
Fred I. Frosheiser Scholarship....................................... Dimitre Mollov
Elwin Stewart Travel Graduate Student Travel Award....... Gretchen Freed & Nicholas LeBlanc
Steinstra & Meronuck Graduate Student Travel Award..... Zane Grabau & Dimitre Mollov
Civil Service Award of Excellence.................................. Jennifer Flynn
Professional & Academic Award of Excellence............... Lindsey Otto-Hanson
John Dueck Plant Pathology Fellowship......................... Liangliang Gao
Congratulations to Professor Deborah A. Samac for being named a 2012 APS Fellow Recipient!
Samac's contributions to host-pathogen biology, biotechnology, and genomics demonstrate outstanding research creativity and productivity. Her stature is international in scope and reflects excellence on behalf of ARS, UMN, and APS. Her professional service at every level is exemplary and her mentoring of students and post-doctoral associates ensures a pipeline of plant pathologists for years to come.
The 2011 edition of the Aurora Sporealis alumni newsletter is now available online! Read it HERE.
The 2011 edition of the Aurora Sporealis was edited by Dean Malvick, designed by Sarah Morean and contributed to by many members of the department. Thanks to all involved!
We'd like to get your updated information for the next Aurora mailing as well as personal or professional updates to include in future issues. Please submit updates via the Register for Updates form on the Stay Connected page of our site.
President Kaler visited the Department of Plant Pathology on Friday, January 27, 2012. His tour included a brief welcome followed by two stops in Borlaug Hall and the Plant Growth Facility where he learned about our graduate and undergraduate research, extension and outreach, the Stakman-Borlaug Cereal Rust Center and more.
Event: Presentation of the Emmy
Award and special showing of the
Dept. of Plant Pathology's tpt MN
production of "Saving Wheat:
Rusts Never Sleep"
Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: 105 Cargill Building
RSVP: Jennifer Davy at 612-624-4285 or email@example.com
Parking: Available in Gortner Ramp, 1395 Gortner Avenue
Event: E.C. Stakman Lecture
Title: Genomics-guided discovery of traits of Pseudomonas spp. contributing to biological control of plant disease
Speaker: Joyce E. Loper, Ph.D., Research Plant Pathologist, USDA, ARS, Corvallis, OR
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: 495 Hodson Hall
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