IN THIS ISSUE: ACES
Schuyler S. Korban, a professor of molecular genetics and biotechnology and the director of the ACES Office of International Programs, was elected a fellow of the International Society for Horticultural Science. Korban was honored at the International Horticultural Congress held in Lisbon, Portugal, in August. He was one of four fellows elected in 2010, and one of two U.S. fellows inducted this year. Korban was recognized for his pioneering work in studying and identifying genes involved in disease resistance and fruit quality and in leading projects on genomic analysis of economic traits as well as for his leading research in the field of plant biotechnology.
Seven faculty members from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences have been selected to form the ACES Academy for Global Engagement Class of 2010-2011. The faculty members: James Anderson, human and community development; Mary Arends-Kuenning, agriculture and consumer economics; Richard Cooke, agricultural and biological engineering; Hao Feng, food science and human nutrition; Aaron Hager, crop sciences; Mindy Mallory, agriculture and consumer economics; Michelle Wander, natural resources and environmental sciences.
The academy involves a yearlong commitment that focuses on global activities at the college, campus and national levels, and culminates in an international immersion trip.
The 2010 scholars will focus their immersion experience on the food value chain in India Jan. 14-26. The group then will work as a team to compile information and ideas that generate possible research collaborations, grant opportunities and teaching innovative practices for ACES faculty and staff members.