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Vogelmann appointed Dean of UVM’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

first_imgUniversity 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.last_img read more

Muntari and Gyan: Awako believes the duo could revive the Ghana Premier League

first_img ‘We want to play in big competitions’ – Jordan Ayew targets European spot with Crystal Palace ‘I’m happy at Crystal Palace’ – Jordan Ayew says amid transfer speculation RelatedPosts Great Olympics midfielder Gladson Awako believes the Ghana Premier League will immensely improve should the celebrated Black Stars duo Sulley Muntari and Asamoah Gyan return to the top-flight.In the twilight of their careers, the two players have recently been linked to clubs in the championship, having both revealed their desire to grace the league once again before calling time on their playing careers.Muntari, who has had training stints with 19-time champions Hearts of Oak, is reportedly nearing a deal with the Phobians, while Gyan has been linked to 23-time champions Asante Kotoko.“I think this is a plus for us the players and the football association because their return to the local scene will motivate supporters to go to the stadium in their numbers,” Awako, himself a returnee after stints in Congo DR and the USA, said as reported by Footballghana.“So if all these great players want to come back I think it’s going to revive the game here.”Former Inter Milan and AC Milan midfielder Muntari, 35, has been without a club since ending a short spell with Spanish second division fold Albacete last year.The 2010 Champions League winner has also played for Udinese, Pescara in Italy, Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna, Ittihad in Saudi Arabia and Portsmouth in England where he won the FA Cup in 2008.Gyan, Ghana’s most-capped and all-time top scorer with 106 matches and 51 goals, is currently on the books of Indian Super League side NorthEast United.The 34-year-old has played for Chinese side Shanghai SIPG, Al Ain and Al Ahli in the United Arab Emirates, English side Sunderland, Rennes in France and Italian fold Udinese.Muntari and Gyan, who have each represented Ghana at three World Cups between 2006 and 2014, both played for local side Liberty Professionals before travelling abroad for their new adventures. Ivory Coast FA elections: Asamoah Gyan backs Didier Drogba Source: Goal.com Tags: Asamoah GyanGladson AwakoSulley Muntarilast_img read more

Correction – Fundraiser to help young girl’s family

first_imgCorrection – The story below says the event starts at 3pm.  The events starts at 10a.m. with the auction to follow. The Git-Along Horse Club is holding a fundraiser for the family of a two year-old girl who died May 18.- Advertisement -The fundraiser is taking place starting at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Harris Arena in Charlie Lake and will include a silent and live auction. There will also be a lunch provided by donation.All of the funds raised will be given to the Green family for them to use at their discretion, says Kaitlyn Hogg, one of fundraiser organizers.Two year-old Hanna Green died after being struck by a vehicle in her family’s driveway in Fort St. John. Her funeral was held Wednesday.For more information on the fundraiser, contact Haldon Guard at 250-264-7475.Advertisementlast_img read more