Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dick Kowles speaks at U of M

Dr. Dick Kowles, professor emeritus in Biology, was an invited speaker at a University of Minnesota symposium on May 24. The symposium was held in honor of the retiring Regent’s Professor and National Academy of Sciences member R. L. Phillips, a long-time colleague of Dr. Kowles’.

“Fortuitous Events in Researching Amazing Maize” was the subject of his presentation that was a review of 25 years of research collaboration with Phillips. The talk acknowledged the undergraduate research work of 72 Saint Mary’s students (too many to formally name) who worked with Dr. Kowles on these projects. In addition, the abstract of the talk will be published in an upcoming issue of the Crop Science journal.