May 2018 Stories

College of Agriculture Dean Karen Plaut with Shelby Cummings

New dean takes the reins

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Few children receive birthday gifts they remember as adults, much less ones that forecast their future life’s work. But Karen Plaut remembers her 11th birthday gift like it was yesterday, and it was certainly nothing short of prophetic. “I loved science so much as a kid that I wanted a microscope for my birthday. When…

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