Faculty Achievement ⋅ Page 12

A Fellow in Regional Science

First woman in the association's 50-year history

Judith Stallmann, professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri, was named a Fellow by the Southern Regional Science Association. Stallmann is one of only 20 Fellows named in the association’s 50-year history, and the first woman to receive the honor. When she received the award, Stallmann made a presentation at the association’s 2010 annual meeting on…

Honoring the Man Who Wondered If There Was Life on the Moon

Display to recognize Charles Gehrke, MU professor and NASA investigator

In 1969, Charles Gehrke was asked to sign a document that was unprecedented in human history – a waiver absolving the U.S. government from lawsuit should Gehrke contract an extraterrestrial disease by examining moon rocks brought back from Apollo 11. The University of Missouri Biochemistry professor signed the form immediately, then dug into the task of discovering the secrets of…

Raymond Schroeder, 1912-2010

The father of MU employee benefits and friend to horticulture passes

Raymond Schroeder, known as the chief architect of University of Missouri benefits, passed away in Feb. 12, 2010 at the age of 97. At the time of his retirement in 1982, he had been a member of the faculty of the University of Missouri Department of Horticulture for 48 years. He served as its chairman for 27 years. All University…

Celebration of Excellence 2010

Frederick B. Mumford Awards Pictured above in feature image. From left, Vice Chancellor and Dean Tom Payne. 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award: David Baker 2009 Outstanding Staff Award: Evelyn Lindell 2009 Distinguished Service Award: Caleb Davis Outstanding Teaching and Advising Awards 2010 Outstanding Undergraduate Adviser: George Jesse 2010 Outstanding Senior Teacher: Donald Spiers 2010 Outstanding Early Career Teacher: Carla Barbieri 2010 Outstanding Graduate Adviser: Matthew Lucy (not pictured) Research…

Millions of miles to a Golden Apple

CAFNR students circle the globe in search of learning, lead by the director of the Study Abroad Program

University of Missouri students love going abroad to study.  They come home to report that the experiences have changed their view of the world and other cultures.  They enthusiastically share their new ideas for worthwhile careers in places that were once only names on a paper map. Helping College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources students to successfully and safely…

Remembering the Repulser

Carolyn Heilman will visit her uncle's true gravesite, sixty-six years after his death during a combat mission

Until just a few weeks ago, the Hardin family of Columbia, Mo. believed that James Hardin was shot down and lost over the English Channel during World War II and that his tombstone in an English cemetery was only a cross marking an empty grave. A phone call from researchers investigating the crash of his B-24 bomber on April 22,…

Soybean Hero

Henry Nguyen elected as AAAS fellow

Henry Nguyen, director of the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology at the University of Missouri, was recently elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Nguyen was honored for his distinguished research contributions in plant genetics and genomics, and his leadership in plant abiotic stress, most notably in drought tolerance. AAAS fellows are elected annually for…

MU Plant Science corn research published in Science magazine

Two University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources faculty members’ work has been showcased in Science. Published in the journal’s August issue, the co-authors’ two articles describe a massive genetic resource geneticists and breeders can use to unlock the basis of corn diversity.

Bryan Garton Assumes Leadership of CAFNR Academic Programs

Bryan L. Garton was recently named interim associate dean and director of academic programs for MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. He previously served as CAFNR’s assistant dean of academic programs and professor of agricultural education.