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Purdue professor appointed to endowed chair in crop sciences

Thursday, November 8th, 2018 University News Story

The Purdue University Board of Trustees has appointed Tony Vyn, professor of agronomy, to the Henry A. Wallace Chair in Crop Sciences. The endowed chair is funded by Corteva Agriscience™, Agricultural Division of DowDuPont. The Henry A. Wallace Chair supports a faculty member who applies modern technology to crop science and who will oversee research conducted by students, faculty, staff and industry professionals. This position supports the college’s Institute for Plant Sciences, which is a global leader in making dramatic advances in plant-based agriculture crucial to feed a growing population.

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PULSe graduate student earns prestigious USDA predoctoral award

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Purdue Horticulture PhD candidate and Center for Plant Biology trainee Rachel McCoy is having a banner year. She is the first author of an article published in Horticulture Research, and her thesis research under Joshua Widhalm, assistant professor of horticulture, was validated and strengthened this spring with a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) predoctoral award….

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Secretary of Agriculture appoints Purdue professor to USDA advisory board

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 University News Story

Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of agricultural economics at Purdue University, has been selected to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics advisory board.

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Scientists, high school students find new pathogens hiding in Indiana ticks

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 University News Story

Almost anyone spending time outdoors knows about the link between ticks and Lyme disease. But there may be far more lurking in tick bites than previously thought, including a number of pathogens that have recently come to light and hundreds of bacteria that could play significant roles in bite victims’ health and outcomes.

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Purdue professor first woman selected for USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Morrill Award and Lecture

Monday, October 8th, 2018 University News Story

Haley Oliver, associate professor of food science in Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, has been selected to deliver the 2018 Justin Smith Morrill Lecture at this year’s Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) November conference in New Orleans. The lecture honors Justin Smith Morrill, for whom the Morrill Act — which created the land-grant university system — is named. The only previous Purdue recipient was former President Martin Jischke.

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Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina giving his keynote speech

Scale Up Conference attracts hundreds from around the world to Purdue

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Efe Omudu isn’t shy about sharing his failures. “I’d run about five businesses in the span of six years and I failed in almost all of them because they were not sustainable,” Omudu said. Omudu is from Nigeria, a country and eco­­nomy heavily reliant on agriculture. His business ventures focused on…

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Maria Sepúlveda receives Purdue Agriculture Research Award

Thursday, September 27th, 2018 University News Story

Maria (‘Marisol’) Sepúlveda, professor of ecology and natural systems and associate head of research for the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, has been selected to receive Purdue University’s 2018 Agriculture Research Award. The award has been presented annually since 1982 and is the highest honor recognizing research excellence by a faculty member in the College of Agriculture.

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Boiler Black makes its debut

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Introducing: Boiler Black Boiler Black launches in time for Homecoming By Emma Ea Ambrose  In case you’re wondering (and if you’re not, you should be), yes, there is now the opportunity to make a Purdue-themed Black and Tan cocktail. This week, Purdue’s food science department, in partnership with Lafayette-based People’s Brewing Co., launched their second…

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Purdue ABE program ranked #1 for eighth consecutive year

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Purdue’s Agricultural Biological Engineering Program (ABE) is ranked first in its category by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year. ABE’s graduate program was ranked first earlier this year for the 10th time in the past 11 years. Karen Plaut, Purdue’s Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture, addressed the department’s accomplishment. “To…

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Purdue ABE program ranked No. 1 for eighth consecutive year

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue’s Agricultural Biological Engineering Program (ABE) is ranked first in its category by U.S. News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year. ABE’s graduate program was ranked first earlier this year for the 10th time in the past 11 years.

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