Alumni News

Professor Emeritus Richard Zeyen (1971-2008) and Mrs. Delores Huebner (former Administrator in the Department of Plant Pathology, 1984-2000) meet at the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA), Arizona West Valley Chapter’s January 18, 2018 meeting. Read more >>

Professor Emeritus Richard Zeyen was granted a 2017 University of Minnesota’s Alumni Association’s Service Award. It was presented to him by University President, Eric W. Kaler in a ceremony on October 19, 2017 at the Commons Hotel on the Minneapolis Campus. The award recognizes the service of a volunteer who has had a major impact on the University, its schools, colleges, departments, or faculty. Read more >>

Kira Bowen (Ph.D. 1983), Professor of Plant Pathology at Auburn University, was recently named a 2017 Outstanding Alumni by the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University. Also, Bowen was featured in this year's Aurora SporealisRead more >>

On September 26, alumnus Blake Webster (M.S. 2016) began a new job as a Research and Development Specialist with Syngenta in Iowa. Read more >>

Last month, Pablo Olivera visited Ethiopia to participate as a trainer at the Wheat Rust Pathology Training organized by the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) Project at Cornell University and the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR). In collaboration with local and international scientists, Pablo was involved in developing and implementing a five days theoretical and practical training on wheat rusts. Read more >>

To celebrate this award, Adjunct Associate Professor Matt Rouse will give a seminar titled "Wheat Stem Rust Resistance 50 Years After Borlaug’s Green Revolution" at the 11th Annual Dr. Norman Borlaug Memorial Lecture on October 23rd. For more details on the event visit the lecture website. Read more >>

As Senior Researcher and Professor at Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA) Uruguay (National Institute for Agricultural Research), alumna Nora Altier's research is focused on developing bio-protection programs to minimize the impact of diseases and pests on forages, field and horticultural crops, and forest ecosystems and provide professional development opportunities for graduate students at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. Read more about our 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award winner. Read more >>

Alumnus Dimitre Mollov (Ph.D. 2012) was recently awarded the USDA-ARS Early Career Research Scientist of the Year Award. For more on Mollov read our alumni spotlight. Read more >>

As the National Program Leader for Plant Pathology with the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture, alumna Rubella Goswami (Ph.D. 2005) works with programs in the Plant Protection area, supporting initiatives that protect food production systems and ensure the long-term viability of agriculture. Read more >>

Vergel Concibido was awarded the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus award from the Department of Plant Pathology. His former advisor Nevin Young nominated Vergel for this award. Read more >>

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