January-February 2011

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Jefferson Science Fellowship
The National Academies is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2011 Jefferson Science Fellowship (JSF) program. The application deadline is January 14, 2011. Finalists will be interviewed in late February and applicants will be notified of selection decisions by early March. The 2011 Jefferson Science Fellows will report to the Department of State or Agency for International Development on or about August 15, 2011. The online application and instructions can be found at: www.national-academies.org/jsf

Chateaubriand Fellowship Program
The Embassy of France in the United States (Office for Science and Technology - OST) launches the Chateaubriand Fellowship Program which is intended for young American scientists at the doctorate level wishing to conduct their research in a French laboratory for a 4 -10 month period. The OST will provide a stipend (1,400 Euros a month) and cover the cost of travel and student health insurance. Knowledge of French is not mandatory. The level of French required is at the host institution’s discretion. The deadline to apply is January 31st, 2011, and the fellowship can begin on any date from September 1, 2011, to April 1, 2012. For more information: www.france-science.org/chateaubriand3/chateaubriand_/fellow-intro.php

International Visitors to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dates of Visit


Visitor(s) Department/Contact
January 1 - June 30

Indonesia (Ministry of Education; Tadulako University)



Tom Loynachan
January 18 - June 30 Italy (University of Bari) Hamada Abdelrahman Agronomy
Daniel Olk

Where are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling?

  • David Acker, CALS Admin, Italy, Thailand, FAO meetings, invited presentation
  • Raymond Arritt, Agronomy, Japan, participate in international meeting
  • Denise Bjelland, GAP, Ukraine, interview students for internship program
  • Jennifer Bousselot, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, project collaboration
  • Elizabeth Bovenmyer, Agronomy, Chile, research
  • Jodi Cornell, GAP, Ukraine, student travel course site visit, interview students for internship program
  • Joe Cortes, Seed Science Center, Malawi, workshop, project follow-up
  • Phillip Gassman, CARD, Vietnam, invited presentation at international conference
  • Sybil Gotsch, NREM, Mexico, research
  • David Hannapel, Horticulture, Czech Republic, invited presentation/lectures
  • Adela Ida Harries, Seed Science Center, Malawi, workshop, project follow-up
  • Jay-lin Jane, FSHN, Indonesia, research
  • Helen Jensen, Economics, Germany, project collaboration
  • Susan Johnson, Agronomy, Puerto Rico, research
  • Ramesh Kanwar, ABE, India, symposium arrangements
  • Doug Kenealy, Animal Science, Ukraine, select students for internship program
  • Jae-Kwang Kim, Statistics, Korea, participate in international conference
  • John Mabry, Animal Science, China, presentations, consulting
  • Mike Owen, Agronomy, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Michael Reinert, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, project collaboration
  • Michael Retallick, Ag Ed & Studies, Virgin Islands, site visit for student travel course and student teaching location
  • Ann Russell, NREM, Costa Rica, research
  • Yuh Yuan Shyy, Seed Science Center, Kenya, project follow-up
  • Kenneth Stalder, Animal Science, China, invited presentation/lectures
  • Cindy Long Yu, Statistics, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Steven Whitham, Plant Pathology, Finland, attend symposium, opponent for Ph.D. defense

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