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October 10, 2003

Rothschild will kick off lecture series

by Debra Gibson
A distinguished professor of agriculture has been selected to deliver the first Presidential University Lecture.

Max Rothschild, co-director of the Center for Integrated Animal Genomics and C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture in animal science, will present "From A Sow's Ear to a Silk Purse: The Promise of Genomics" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Memorial Union Great Hall.

He will look at ways human and animal health have advanced, and human food has improved due to research in animal genetics.

The Presidential University Lecture Series has been created to highlight faculty excellence in learning, discovery and engagement. Members of the ISU faculty will present lectures from their areas of expertise on topics of interest to the general public.

Rothschild was selected for this honor by President Gregory Geoffroy, following a nominating process. A $1,000 award accompanies the distinction, which will be awarded each semester to a faculty member.

Rothschild's extensive career in pig genomics mapping has netted him numerous awards, including fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, two R&D 100 Awards and Iowa Inventor of the Year (2002).

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