Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Exhibit opens to celebrate IRRI scholars

A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony today (7 November 2012) opened a month-long exhibit with the theme, Building the next generation of rice scientists: Beyond 50 years of IRRI scholarships, at IRRI headquarters. [Posters on exhibit]

The exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the first scholar at IRRI in April 1962 and is sponsored by the IRRI Training Center and the Association of Fellows, Scholars, Trainees, and Residents of IRRI (AFSTRI).

Speaking at the event were Noel Magor, head of the IRRI Training Center, and Robert Zeigler, IRRI director general. Joining them for the ribbon-cutting were V. Bruce J. Tolentino, IRRI deputy director general for communications and partnerships; and Gelia Castillo, rural sociologist, IRRI consultant, and Philippine national scientist.

The event kicked off the 2-day (8-9 November) 2012 IRRI Young Scientists Conference on Sustaining Excellence in Rice Research. [Program]

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