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New "Legendary Leaders" award celebrates study abroad leaders

Inaugurating a new College of Agriculture tradition, faculty and staff recently gathered to recognize a group of Legendary Leaders who have ventured abroad to enrich their teaching and research and Extension programs. According to Gerald Shively, Associate Dean and Director of International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA), “Over the course of their careers, these six individuals have made exceptional contributions in leading study abroad programs in the college. Their efforts have had profound impacts on countless students and they have contributed in multiple and lasting ways to our study abroad programs.”

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‘Plants to people:’ Bob Auber’s path from the Center for Plant Biology to oncology

On Friday March 22, Bob Auber returned to Room 116 in Whistler Hall to stand behind a podium in front of a PowerPoint and keep an audience engaged in the same tables and chairs that he had sat in many times. His seminar, “Preparing for a job in industry,” was organized by the Center for Plant Biology’s (CPB) Trainee Association Executive Board and attended by graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Students who enter graduate school right after undergraduate studies usually haven’t had a chance to try opportunities outside of academia. Auber had followed a similar path himself.

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Unlocking the benefits of composting: tips for a greener garden

For centuries, gardeners have provided nutrients to plants through composting, but Karen Mitchell, consumer horticulture extension specialist, says composting benefits go far beyond that.

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