University of Vermont president Dan Fogel announced Wednesday that Tom Vogelmann has been appointed as the eleventh Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). He has been acting as Interim Dean of CALS since July of 2008.Mr. Vogelmann came to Vermont in 2002 as a Professor of Plant Biology and Chair of the Department of Botany and Agricultural Biochemistry. A graduate of Syracuse University (Ph.D.), Washington State University (M.S.) and the University of Vermont (B.S.), Dr. Vogelmann worked for eighteen years at the University of Wyoming where he was Professor of Botany and served as the interim Chair of the Department of Botany. This position is key to helping move Vermont agriculture forward. I have worked with Dr. Vogelmann during his tenure as interim dean and he clearly understands the importance of the Land Grant mission of the University to the state of Vermont, said Roger Allbee, Secretary of Agriculture.CALS is one of seven academic units offering undergraduate degrees at the University of Vermont. CALS programs emphasize the life sciences, agriculture and food systems, environmental stewardship and the preservation of healthy, rural communities. Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences learn how to make a difference in our changing world. Rigorous course work, research in state-of-the-art labs, hands-on experiences, and relevant internships provide students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to solve important societal problems and ensure a more sustainable planet. Tom understands how vitally important it is today to serve all aspects of agriculture in Vermont. I look forward to working with him on the many challenges and opportunities facing agricultural prosperity in our state, commented Allbee.Dr. Vogelmann has received numerous awards and other recognitions for his teaching, research, and service, including the Robertson Lecture for outstanding contributions to plant physiology conferred by the Australian and New Zealand Societies for Plant Physiology. He also received the Presidential Award for outstanding research, the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Research, and the Elbogen Award for Outstanding Teaching, all at the University of Wyoming. Most recently, he received the Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Teaching and Undergraduate Education in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at UVM. Dr. Vogelmann specializes in plant physiology and has published more than eighty scientific papers in refereed journals, books, and technical proceedings.
Sophomore H-back Brisly Estime was not at Syracuse FanFest on Saturday afternoon due to a sprained ankle, SU head coach Scott Shafer announced after the intra-squad scrimmage.Shafer said that Estime sprained his ankle while blocking at practice on Thursday, and was inside Manley Field House rehabbing while his teammates played in front of fans for the first time. Shafer added that the team is going take it “nice and easy” with Estime’s recovery. In his absence, sophomore Sean Avant saw a lot of action in spots usually occupied by Estime.Sloan, Crume, Arciniega not in pads for scrimmageDefensive tackles Eric Crume and Ryan Sloan and linebacker Luke Arciniega did not participate in the scrimmage, although the three were on the sidelines.Shafer said Friday that Sloan is having issues with his arm and Crume has been working back from an offseason knee procedure. Neither one took part in defensive line drills for the 25 minutes of practice that the media saw on Friday, and were running and backpedaling with resistance from trainers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLinebackers coach Clark Lea said on Thursday that Arciniega is working back to full strength but just isn’t “quite there.”As a whole, Shafer said that none of the injuries are serious and told everyone to knock on wood before knocking on his own head. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 9, 2014 at 6:04 pm Contact Jesse: firstname.lastname@example.org | @dougherty_jesse