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A Coastal Career

SNR student receives two-year coastal management fellowship from NOAA

Growing up in Bangalore, India, Vidya Balasubramanyam wanted to be a plumber. “The city that I lived in, Bangalore, used to have a lot of water shortages. It used to have power cuts — we used to go as long as three days without water, as long as three days without electricity. That made me acutely aware of resource shortages…

Supporting Agricultural Education

Peter Raven to continue the Jerry Litton Lecture Series

Peter H. Raven, prominent botanist and conservation advocate, will speak in October as part of the Jerry Litton Lecture Series. Raven, president emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden, and George Engelmann Professor of Botany Emeritus at Washington University, will present “Global Sustainability: How to Achieve It.” The lecture takes place Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in Monsanto Auditorium,…

Rodeo Season

SNR professor competes in Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo

Tony Lupo, professor of atmospheric science in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and Joe Renken, a self-taught meteorologist for KOPN, have teamed up for the National Integrated Drought Information System’s (NIDIS) Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo. The duo began their partnership two years ago when Renken approached Lupo about joining together to research the field of long-range forecasting. Their research method looks…

Global Traveling, Warming Interest

SNR senior in Alaska researching Arctic Ocean

In 2005 the nation quaked as one of the most disastrous hurricanes in American history landed on the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina hit in late August and less than one month later Hurricane Rita followed. Rachel Patteson, a senior in the School of Natural Resources, remembers it well. Patteson had just moved from Montana to Shreveport, Louisiana when the storms…

One In A Million

SNR graduate honored by National Wildlife Federation

For David Calandro (B.S. ’16), it was not a complicated process to be named the National Conservation Youth Leader of the Year. “Well I got a phone call and was told, ‘Hey you got nominated for an award,’ and then I was called a couple months later and was told, ‘Hey you won the award,’” the Joplin native said, then…

Linking Two Worlds

Hospitality management graduate uses ag background with NAFB

In the early 1970s, a group of hotel and restaurant managers from across the state identified a strong need for educated graduates in the field. They brought the idea of a program to the university, and after approaching several academic units on campus, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources agreed to house it. The relationship that formed has become…

Sewing Seeds

Rural sociology Ph.D. student uses her experience for economic betterment

Fear is common on the streets of San Salvador, El Salvador. The capital city of the Central American country is a hot spot for gang violence and brutality. With bloody streets often being literal, rather than figurative, many young women fear the trek to school where the pressure from the gangs is a constant. Families are forced to give money…

Twenty-Four-Hour Tiger

Steve O'Loughlin joins the Department of Hospitality Management as Professor-for-a-Day

The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Reich Family Professor-for-a-Day program brings industry professionals on to campus and into the classroom. The vision behind the program is to provide an informal environment for connections and collaboration. Students are able to meet future employers and receive advice from seasoned experts. On Nov. 28, students from three classrooms in the Department…

A Worthwhile Experience

Students attend spring 2017 hospitality management industry day

On March 8, the Department of Hospitality Management, a unit under the Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering, continued the tradition of providing networking opportunities to connect eager students with future employers. Student volunteers and industry professionals joined together to help the next generation of hospitality employees learn more about transitioning into the field. The day began at 9 a.m.…