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Larry Curtis, a nationally known researcher in the field of environmental toxicology, has been selected as a new associate dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University and associate director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. Curtis’s research focuses on persistent organic pollutants, including major studies in the Willamette River.
Noelle E. Muggli Cockett, a professor and administrator at Utah State University has been chosen as an Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences distinguished alumnus for 2006. Cockett is a leading expert in ovine (sheep) genetics and has had a central role in determining the ovine genome map.
Innovative agricultural producers, community leaders, educators, authors and research scientists are in the 2006 class of Diamond Pioneers to be honored Thursday, Oct. 26, by the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences. The group of 26 will be honored at a luncheon hosted by Thayne Dutson, dean of the college. The Diamond Pioneer Agricultural Achievement Registry, which started 23 years ago, when the college celebrated its 75th anniversary.