Two candidates have been selected by the search committee for Director of the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC). All faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend seminars offered by the candidates in November.
CFANS student Ariel Garsow, a sophomore food science major, is one of three University of Minnesota students selected for the new Land O’Lakes, Inc. Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security fellowship, a unique yearlong internship and development program for 10 students at five universities.
Susan Weller, an entomology professor at the University of Minnesota and director of the Bell Museum of Natural History, was recently elected to be future President of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). She will be vice president-elect in 2015, vice president in 2016, and president in 2017.
Professor Francisco Diez-Gonzalez has accepted the position of Department Head in Food Science and Nutrition, effective July 1. The department is an international leader in education, research and outreach for food and nutrition sciences in the agricultural and health sectors; its specialized laboratories and academic programs are in high demand with students and employers.
University of Minnesota Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Hanson has appointed Brian Buhr as dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and director of the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station. Buhr has been a faculty member in the college since 1992, head of the applied economics department since 2008 and has been interim CFANS dean and director since August 2013. He'll oversee the administrative and academic work of the college and experiment station and also will collaborate with key stakeholders to help address critical challenges in agriculture, food systems, and environmental and natural resources sciences.