On the Calendar 2009
In the News
GEBISA EJETA GOES TO WASHINGTON— Gebisa was invited to Washington, DC by Senator Lugar to testify before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday morning, March 24. He was one of six panelists who presented expert opinions during a hearing on Alleviating Global Hunger: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Leadership. His testimony drew from his experiences of growing up in Ethiopia, his career in academia and his work with development organizations. He spoke about poverty in Africa and the need for agricultural development there. He outlined past and present aid for agricultural research and education in Africa. Among other things, he advocated U.S. government policies that would support agricultural technology transfer and capacity building through linkages between U.S. universities and agricultural institutions in developing countries. To see a video recording of this session or to read the text of Gebisa’s witness, go to: http://foreign.senate.gov/hearings/2009/hrg090324a.html
Congratulations to Michael Mashtare for being awarded a Charles C. Chappelle Fellowship for the 2009-10 academic year. The Chappelle Fellowship is a highly competitive and prestigious award which encourages Purdue seniors to pursue graduate studies at Purdue. Michael is a senior in NRES and is currently completing his Capstone Project on stereospecific sorption of estradiol in Dr. Lee’s Lab. He will start his Ph.D. this fall in Dr. Lee’s lab through the ESE IGP with Agronomy as his associated academic department. Congratulations to Michael!
Purdue Team WINS the 2009 GCSAA TURF Quiz Bowl Competition...more of the story
Indiana National Guard trains unit in agriculture
for Afghan mission....
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