College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources News

Three Grads to Embark on Peace Corps Missions Around the Globe


Many students aspire to make the world a better place. Three May graduates have Peace Corps assignments that will take them to different places around the globe where they will make lasting impact. Brandon McKenna-Wagner is off to Senegal to work in sustainable agriculture, Shellee Merryman is heading to Panama to work on water sanitation projects, and Alicia Maskley, pictured, is going to Timor Leste in the South Pacific to work in economic development.

Two with UT Ties Named AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has appointed as fellows two researchers with UT ties. The association is honoring C. Neal Stewart Jr. and Parans Paranthaman for their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications. Stewart is a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences in the UT Institute of Agriculture. He

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Neal Stewart’s Perspective on Songwriting and Science

What does songwriting have in common with science? Neal Stewart, who holds the Ivan Racheff Chair of Excellence in Plant Molecular Genetics in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, describes their similarities in an essay published in the July 24 issue of Science.