Alumni & friends news

- Habib Essid ('75, M.S. Agricultural Economics), a high-ranking security official in the government of ousted Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was nominated as prime minister following Tunisia's first free presidential elections. Read the article in International Business Times

- Yuxin Miao has received the University of Minnesota Distinguished Chinese Alumni Award. Miao was selected as one of the top 100 U of M alumni who have received degrees from the University of Minnesota in the past 100 years. He received his Ph.D.  in Soil Science in 2005 under the supervision of David Mulla.