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Comparison of the structure and function of Southern Ocean regional ecosystems: The Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia
The ocean ecosystems around the west Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia are two of the best described regional ecosystems of the Southern Ocean. They therefore provide a useful basis for developing comparative analyses of ocean ecosystems around the Antarctic. There are clear and expected differences in seasonality and species composition between the two ecosystems, but these mask an underlying similarity in ecosystem structure and function. This similarity results from the two ecosystems being part of a continuum, from more ice covered regions in the south to open water regions in the north. Within this continuum the major factors affecting ecosystem structure and function are the sea ice, the biogeochemical conditions and the connectivity generated by the flow of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Antarctic krill are central to the food web in both ecosystems, but the other species of plankton and predators present are different. These different species provide alternative pathways of energy transfer from primary production to the highest trophic levels. The relative dominance of these species can provide indicators of change in ecosystem structure and function. Both ecosystems are changing as a result of physically and biologically driven processes, and the ecological responses being observed are complex and variable across different species and within the two regions. Species in parts of the northern Antarctic Peninsula are being replaced by species that currently dominate farther north in more oceanic areas such as at South Georgia. The similarity of structure and strong connectivity, mean that projections of future change will require generic models of these ecosystems that can encompass changes in structure and function within a connected continuum from ice covered to open water in winter.
Written by Tags: Utah Men’s Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO-In information released late Wednesday, Utah men’s basketball will play No. 17/15 Oregon Saturday at the Huntsman Center.Furthermore, the Utes will host Colorado January 11 and Stanford January 13.This is to compensate for the Utes’ games against Oregon State previously scheduled for this week being canceled because of covid-19 testing and contact tracing protocols. January 7, 2021 /Sports News – Local Pac-12 Announces Schedule Changes for Utah Men’s Basketball Brad James
Open Until Filled • Terminal degree from accredited institution in a relatedfield• Current State Licensure: State licenses or willingness to obtainlicensure in the following states preferred: CA, DE, IL, LA, ME,NH, OR, SD, TN, WA or multi-state licenses• Experience using Canvas or other relevant online course deliveryplatform Yes Minimum Qualifications Preferred Qualifications Special Instructions to Applicants Job Summary/Basic Function Maryville University is accepting applications for Online AdjunctInstructors to teach in the Nurse Practitioner Program.Responsibilities include but are not limited to instructing thecourse based on providing curriculum and assisting students in theachievement of course objectives; moderating and guiding studentinteraction in course-related workgroups and discussion forums;scheduling and hosting office hours through the use of conferencingtools, grading and providing feedback. Practicum courseresponsibilities include establishing contact with students’preceptors, verifying student hours, and assessing clinicaltracking notes.We are seeking qualified candidates who have both teaching andindustry experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner instructor andare licensed to practice in the following states:• California• Delaware• Illinois• Louisiana• Maine• New Hampshire• Oregon• South Dakota• Tennessee• Washington**Only applicants licensed to work in the states listed abovewill be considered.** • Currently Practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner• Minimum of one year experience working as a licensed NP (graduateschool experience does not apply)• Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, unencumbered license• Demonstrated ability to coach and assist students in achievingtheir academic goals• Exceptional oral and written communication skills• Special consideration will be given to those with licenses in thefollowing states: CA, DE, IL, LA, ME, NH, OR, SD, TN, WA ormulti-state licenses Physical Demands Posting Details Adjunct Instructors will be provided orientation and training onthe Canvas LMS and will be required to complete a self-paced onlinetraining course covering techniques for online facilitation andstudent engagement.An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completionof a background screening.Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employmentauthorization will not be considered for this position.Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunityand prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability,gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin,race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, orany other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects ofthe employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring,training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, andtermination. Advertised: July 02, 2020Applications close:
Degree and Area of Specialization: License or Certificate: Appointment Type, Duration: Must be Board eligible or board certified in Neurology.Must be eligible for Wisconsin medical license and be licensed inWisconsin by time of appointment. Official Title: Job Number: CLINICAL PROFESSOR(D51NN) or CLINICAL ASSOC PROF(D52NN) or CLINICALASST PROF(D53NN) Anticipated Begin Date: Academic Staff-Renewable Job no: 226916-ASWork type: Faculty-Full TimeDepartment: SMPH/NEUROLOGY/NEUROLOGYLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research,Scientific Position Summary: The Department of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin Schoolof Medicine and Public Health seeks a board certified or boardeligible neurologist with fellowship training in Headache orequivalent experience to join our Headache Program at the UWHospitals, VA Hospital and UW Health clinics. The position includesopportunities for clinical, teaching and research activities in anacademic environment with adult and pediatric neurologists andfaculty in other services including neuropsychology, neurosurgery,neuroradiology, clinical neurophysiology and basic sciencedepartments. Clinical duties include outpatient clinics, inpatientattending and procedures. Candidates must hold an M.D. or DO, beboard certified or eligible in neurology and have or have theability to obtain an Wisconsin medical license.The Department of Neurology is a department of almost 60 facultyand 17 advanced practice providers located at 2 main sites:University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics and 20 S.Park/Meriter Hospital. Weekly grand rounds take place at the UWlocation. This is a diverse group of generalists and specialiststhat provides primary, secondary, and tertiary inpatient andoutpatient care for a Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Thesuccessful candidate will join a world-class institution thatencourages, values and supports interdisciplinary basic, clinic andpopulation health research, and attracts scholars and students fromaround the world. Madison is the state’s capitol city and is wellknown for offering a small town feel in a medium sized city. It isa great place to raise a family and offers an ideal combination ofnatural beauty, stimulating cultural events, outstanding schoolsand outdoor recreation.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. Questions can beaddressed to Kathleen Shannon, Neurology Department chair [email protected] Institutional Statement on Diversity: Salary: The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuringeligibility for employment in the United States on or before theeffective date of the appointment.This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL#226913;please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two positionsvacancy listing allows the School of Medicine and Public Health toconsider candidates with both CHS-track faculty and CT-trackfaculty credentials for this position. Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal tobe considered as a candidate. Apply at https://jobs.wisc.edu/.Search for Job ID: 226916-AS. To apply for this position, pleaseclick on the “” button. You will be asked to upload a CV andpersonal statement/cover letter. At a later date, finalists may beasked to provide reference information.The deadline for assuring full consideration is October 5, 2020,however, the position will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. A535100-MEDICAL SCHOOL/NEUROLOGY/NEUROLOGY Work Type: MD, DO or MD/PhD required Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Principal Duties: OCTOBER 10, 2020 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Clinical activities include outpatient clinics, inpatient attendingand procedures.The headache outpatient clinic is at the University Hospital andClinics. The general neurology clinic is at the S. Park clinics.Attending duties at Meriter Hospital are shared among the S. Parkgeneral neurologist physicians and will depend upon the number offaculty but is expected to be 1:6.Participate in extramurally funded clinical research to the extentthat the activity can be integrated into clinical activities.Academic responsibilities include teaching and mentoring medicalstudents, residents and fellows as well as teaching continuingeducation programs for physicians and the public.The successful candidate will also participate in professional,public, and university service appropriate to the rank and inadministrative and committee work to support the clinical andscholarly missions of the School of Medicine and Public Health andUW Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in acollegial relationship with other faculty members.For appointment at the CHS Track: Duties will either beapproximately 80% clinical, 10% research, and 10% teaching orapproximately 80% clinical, 20% research, depending on thesuccessful candidate.For appointment at the CT Track: Duties will be approximately 90%clinical, 10% teaching, depending on the successfulcandidate. Applications Open: Sep 3 2020 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: 226916-AS Contact: Kathleen [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Full Time: 100% Additional Information: Ongoing/Renewable Employment Class: – Clinical and research interest in headache required.- Fellowship training in headache is desirable.- ABPN certified or eligibleCandidates for Associate Professor (CHS) or Professor (CHS) mustmeet criteria for appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine andPublic Health guidelines for appointment and promotion on the CHStrack.Candidates for Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professormust meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW School ofMedicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotionon the Clinician Teacher track. Department(s): NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Instructions to Applicants:
At Pembroke’s JCR meeting, a motion was proposed to signal the commencement of every JCR meeting with a song entitled ‘The JCR Theme Tune’, composed by two Pembroke students. The two students in question were Pembroke’s own JCR President, Joseph ‘DJ’ McShane, and their JCR Treasurer, Nathan Wragg. The motion was passed with one amendment. The motion was proposed by the Pembroke Publications Officer, Millie McLuskie, and seconded by their JCR Vice-President, Charlotte Lanning. McShane, explaining the origins of the motion, told Cherwell, “Ready for the Fresher’s arrival in 2015, Myself and the JCR Treasurer Nathan Wragg composed a brief (but excellent) Garage- Band song to accompany our almost cultish JCR Committee introduction video. “I sneak this song into all my bop sets – however, it usually falls upon ears that do not recognise it. It was from here that the motion was proposed.” Despite overwhelming support for the idea of a theme tune, JCR President and composer ‘DJ’ McShane proposed an amendment. McShane suggested hosting a “Garage- Band or Windows equivalent” competition to decide the JCR Theme Tune for the coming year. Wragg and McShane have stated that they intend on entering their original. McShane continued, “The winning mix has to have a ‘radio edit’ that will be used to open JCR OGMs, and an ‘Extended Bop Mix’ that will of course be played at every bop.” The motion described the composition by ‘DJ’ McShane and Nathan Wragg as a ‘stellar composition’ and noted that it should be ‘‘more widely used in JCR aff airs (it being sadly overlooked during DJ McShane’s bop sets by amateur ears.)” A Pembroke second year told Cherwell, “ I feel this motion is a bit silly. It is naturally very funny. But silly, nonetheless. Suppose being silly never hurt anyone though.”
Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook For journalists Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @Jeremy_Hunt and Facebook We deeply regret the re-imposition of sanctions by the US, due to the latter’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The JCPOA is working and delivering on its goal, namely to ensure that the Iranian programme remains exclusively peaceful, as confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 11 consecutive reports. It is a key element of the global nuclear non-proliferation architecture, crucial for the security of Europe, the region, and the entire world. We expect Iran to continue to fully implement all its nuclear commitments under the JCPOA. The lifting of nuclear-related sanctions is an essential part of the deal – it aims at having a positive impact not only on trade and economic relations with Iran, but most importantly on the lives of the Iranian people. We are determined to protect European economic operators engaged in legitimate business with Iran, in accordance with EU law and with UN Security Council resolution 2231. This is why the European Union’s updated Blocking Statute enters into force on 7 August to protect EU companies doing legitimate business with Iran from the impact of US extra-territorial sanctions. The remaining parties to the JCPOA have committed to work on, inter alia, the preservation and maintenance of effective financial channels with Iran, and the continuation of Iran’s export of oil and gas. On these, as on other topics, our work continues, including with third countries interested in supporting the JCPOA and maintaining economic relations with Iran. These efforts will be intensified and reviewed at Ministerial level in the coming weeks. Preserving the nuclear deal with Iran is a matter of respecting international agreements and a matter of international security. Media enquiries Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Further information Joint statement by High Representative Federica Mogherini and Foreign Ministers of E3 (Jean-Yves Le Drian of France, Heiko Maas of Germany and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt): Email [email protected]
This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. Read our full Commencement coverage.Afam Nduaguba worked two jobs to support his family, toiling days in a pharmacy and nights as a security guard — and sometimes getting beaten up for his trouble. Harvard Medical School (HMS) was so far removed from his teenage expectations, it wasn’t even a dream.Nduaguba, who is graduating with an M.D. from HMS, was 16 when he arrived with his family from Nigeria on Christmas Day 2000. The family of seven leaned on the Nigerian community in the Boston area, splitting up to live with other families.Within weeks of arriving, Nduaguba went to work and then to school. His parents valued education — his father had a master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology — so Nduaguba and his older brother enrolled in Roxbury Community College for the spring term.Though Nduaguba had finished high school, he struggled. In a new country with few resources and needing to help support his family, he failed some courses. Academic probation followed, along with ineligibility for financial aid. That made it more important that he work, which caused schedule conflicts and missed classes.“I spent five years at Roxbury Community College. It should be a two-year program,” Nduaguba said.But he stuck with it. Nduaguba never doubted he was academically capable, but his family’s economic well-being came first. Finally, things began to turn around when he enrolled in a Saturday class in anatomy and physiology.Teaching the class was a Ph.D. from Harvard-affiliated Boston Children’s Hospital, who urged Nduaguba to consider medical school. He pointed Nduaguba to the CURE program at Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a step that he said changed his life.Through CURE, Nduaguba began working in the lab of Nabeel Bardeesy, an associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, another Harvard affiliate.“He was willing [to] overlook my 2.3 G.P.A.,” Nduaguba said. “It was a very inspiring experience.”Bardeesy said Nduaguba had a curiosity and an “incredible energy about him.” Bardeesy believes the time in his lab helped convince Nduaguba that he could succeed at a place like Harvard.“Right away I was impressed by his intelligence and personality. He’s a very dynamic guy,” Bardeesy said. “I knew he would do terrifically.”Nduaguba graduated from Roxbury Community College and enrolled at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He completed a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry two years later, in 2009, while continuing to work with Bardeesy. His grades had improved, but his early failures were still on his transcript. Regardless, he applied to Harvard Medical School and he was accepted.He found Harvard dramatically different, in terms of resources and student support. He was able to explore medical options through experiences like the Family Van, which provides health care to underserved Boston neighborhoods. And he spent a summer in Rwanda, where the desperate need for surgeons shifted his early interest in cancer medicine to orthopedic surgery.In the fall, Nduaguba will start a residency in orthopedic surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He hopes one day to provide surgery in resource-poor settings, though he acknowledges things can change.“Based on my life history,” Nduaguba said, “I can’t say I know the future.”
The typically silent Le Mans Green was bustling with noise Sunday evening when the Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) and the Student Activities Board hosted a movie night complete with frozen yogurt, t-shirts and popcorn. Students came to the front of Saint Mary’s signature building to celebrate sisterhood and friendship with a showing of the modern day retelling of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” in the movie “She’s The Man.”Juniors Olivia Allen and Haley Mitchell were part of SGA’s Social Concern Committee, which organized the event. The celebration was hosted in honor of Support a Belle, Love a Belle, which used to be a week-long series of events involving snacks and t-shirts at different points in the week. This year, however, all of the small events were combined into one large occasion. Colleen Fischer | The Observer Saint Mary’s students gathered on Le Mans Green Sunday night to celebrate the “Support a Belle, Love a Belle” event. The occasion aimed to emphasize sisterhood and community between students.“The motto of student government this year was to go big, so we took that as not doing five events or six events throughout the week and really make one big event that we feel would encompass a lot of the girls in the student body,” Allen said. “That would get a lot of [the girls] here instead of having 30 girls show up to this event and 15 show up [to another]. We can really appeal to a lot of girls by doing a movie, fro-yo [and] popcorn all at one event. We just wanted to go big for everyone.”The reconstruction of the event also caused a greater singular turn-out, Mitchell said.“It’s better from years past because most of us lay around on Sundays,” Mitchell said. “You have had a week of going, going, going and it’s a perfect time to spend time with your friends, to spend time with your classmates instead of trying to find time on a Wednesday evening to go to an event. It really opens up the community. “While the event used to take place in a variety of the dorms and academic buildings on campus, this year the event took place on Le Mans Green. Organizers thought this decision would encourage more students to attend.“Having it on Le Mans Green means that everyone can see it and it will make more people come out,” sophomore Becca Klaybor said.From camaraderie to free food, attendees were motivated by different factors after hearing about the event in a variety of ways.“I heard about [the event] from a group of friends,” first-year Sydney Bleich said. “We all decided to come out [because] it sounded like fun.”First-year Hannah Stombaugh said she was attracted to the event after hearing what it would involve.“It was well-advertised and the lure of fro-yo, popcorn and free shirts was compelling,” Stombaugh said. “It is a nice night.”Sophomore Sydney Hnat said she was motivated by a similar reason.“[The appeal was] definitely the ice cream,” Hnat said. “Everything is ice cream. Fro-yo for days.”At the start of the event, students gathered on the grass after claiming their free T-shirt. They also brought sheets, blankets and comforters to lay on with friends and classmates as they settled in for the movie.The movie was also timed with the arrival of fall. Excitement over the changing weather added to the night, sophomore Jenna Stengle said.“Fall is the perfect time to show a movie,” she said. “Why not do it with a bunch of your classmates and friends?”The event not only allowed friends and classmates to come together — it also provided a place for different years to meet and mingle, first-year Sydney Hruskoci said.“As a freshman, I really want to get to know as many people as possible and this is a great way to do it,” Hruskoci said.Junior Whitney Lewis said she valued the opportunity to bond with people outside of her year.“It brings together people from different classes,” Lewis said. “It doesn’t matter if you are a freshman or a senior — the sisterhood shines through.”In addition to the free food, the company and the communal benefits of the event, some students were motivated by no other reason than to spend a couple of hours away from their schoolwork.“It’s a nice way to avoid the responsibilities of the next week,” first-year Katie O’Hara said. “I’m going to ignore all my responsibilities while I’m here.”One of the major aims of the event, Allen said, was to spread kindness and community.“One of the things we have going at the event is called the kindness table, and that has to do with writing sticky notes to give to someone or stick somewhere on campus and that was a part of the sisterhood,” she said.Allen said she views the movie as a “perfect idea” for the event.“[We thought the movie] would really get people out to the event where we have had a problem getting big numbers to the event,” Allen said. “And what better way to get girls to come eat together, watch a movie together, laugh together and be together?”Tags: Le Mans, Le Mans Green, movie night, SABLAB, support a belle love a belle
Sharon DowdyUniversity of GeorgiaFall is near. Leaves are turning colors. Squirrels are storing nuts, and mice and rats are looking for the best way to get into your home for the winter. A University of Georgia wildlife expert says your home doesn’t have to become a rodent resort.“Mice and rats can enter your house through openings as small as a dime,” said Michael Mengak, a UGA Cooperative Extension specialist with the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. “Closing their entry holes is one of the most effective ways to prevent mice and rats from becoming a pest in your home.”Most important, get rid of any places where mice and rats can hide and reproduce. Remove trash, old boards, weeds, brush piles, rock piles, firewood and other junk from your home, garage and property, Mengak said. Keep garbage in tightly covered cans. Feed dogs and cats from dishes, and take up uneaten food. Use squirrel guards to deter rats and mice from feeding from bird feeders. Don’t pile wood against the house, and store firewood at least a foot off the ground.Make sure patio and garage doors stay closed, seal openings under doors, and cover windows with one-quarter-inch mesh wire screen, he said.Cement or caulk around pipes (gas, water, hose or air conditioning drains) and wires (phone, cable and TV). Cover clothes dryer vents, but allow for adequate airflow. Clean them regularly to remove lint that could be a fire hazard. Why is it so important to keep the rodents at bay? Rats and mice can carry fleas and ticks and transmit bacteria and diseases. They can spoil food, too, and eat crops, stored grains, birdseed and pet food. “Rats and mice have poor eyesight but excellent senses of smell, taste and touch,” Mengak said. “They usually hide during the day and come out at night. If you see one, you can be sure there are many more you haven’t seen.”Three species like to live indoors, and all three can be found in Georgia. They are the house mouse, the Norway rat and the roof rat.House mice are three inches long, not including the tail, which doesn’t have fur.Rats are much larger and can be up to a foot long, not including the tail. Norway rats are also called brown rats, house rats, barn rats, sewer rats, gray rats or wharf rats. They are heavy bodied and weigh more than a pound. Their ears do not reach past their eyes. Their fur is usually brown or reddish gray, and they are not good climbers. Roof rats, also known as black or ship rats, are sleek with ears that extend past their eyes. They weigh between 5 ounces and 10 ounces. Their fur can be brown or black. They are good climbers.For more information on rats and mice, visit the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ publication, “Rats and Mice: Get Them Out of Your House and Yard,” at pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/C970/C970.html. Seal small holes and cracks by stuffing them with steel wool and caulking over them.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will honor Gale Buchanan, a former dean of the college, and longtime, influential pecan and watermelon producer Buddy Leger, as inductees into Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame on September 14 at an induction ceremony at 6 p.m. in Athens, Ga. The Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame was established in 1972 to recognize individuals making unusual and extraordinary contributions to agriculture and agribusiness industries in Georgia. “The Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame provides a historical snapshot of the rich and varied history of agriculture in Georgia,” said Juli Fields, director of alumni relations for the college. “The 2012 inductees have contributed a great deal to the advancement of agriculture in this state and are excellent examples of how one individual can make a difference.” Inductees are nominated by members of the public and selected by the awards committee of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association. Those nominated must possess the following characteristics: impeccable character, outstanding leadership, having made noteworthy contributions to Georgia’s agricultural landscape and having been recognized for his or her achievements in agriculture as well as other areas. Former inductees include agricultural history makers such as former Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, Goldkist Founder D.W. Brooks, former UGA vice-president for public service J.W. Fanning and J. Phil Campbell, founding director of the Cooperative Extension Service in Georgia. Gale Buchanan, who served as dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences from 1995 until 2005, was nominated for his multiple contributions to agricultural research, both as a peanut researcher and administrator. Buchanan grew up on a peanut farm in Madison County, Fla., where he spent many days hoeing weeds out of his parents’ peanut rows. As a young scientist, he focused on researching ways of reducing weed pressure on peanuts, using both herbicides and improved planting methods. His groundbreaking development of twin row planting in peanuts led to a dramatic decrease in the amount of herbicide farmers needed to use and a 10 to 15 percent increase in plant yield. He served as director of the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton from 1986 to 1994 before coming to Athens to oversee the entire college. Leger, who has grown pecans and watermelons in Cordele since the 1960s, will be inducted in honor of his lifelong support of Georgia agriculture and his work expanding markets for some of Georgia’s top commodities — watermelons and pecans. He founded the National Watermelon Promotion Board in the 1980s to bring together watermelon producers and shippers to support the research of better watermelon varieties and growing techniques. In 1995 he spearheaded the creation of the Georgia Commodity Commission for Pecans. The group, made of pecan producers across the state, has helped pay for increased marketing of Georgia pecans, which has created a national and international market for the nuts. Leger has served on dozens of statewide policy-making and advisory boards over the last 50 years. He is the founding president of the National Watermelon Research and Promotion Board, a former president of the Georgia and National Watermelon associations, a former president of the National Pecan Marketing Council, a former president of the Georgia Pecan Growers Association and served on Governor Sonny Perdue’s Agricultural Advisory Committee, where he chaired a sub-committee on education. He currently sits on the executive council of the National Watermelon Association, the Georgia Community Rural Development Council, UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Advisory Council and the Upper Flint Regional Water Planning Council. Anyone who would like to attend the awards banquet should visit www.caes.uga.edu/alumni . Anyone with questions about the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame should call (706) 542-3390.