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Introduction For Todd Gleeson At The Advance Seminar, John Owens Feb 2004

Introduction For Todd Gleeson At The Advance Seminar, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Dean Gleeson earned a doctorate from the University of California, Irvine in developmental and cell biology in 1979, and has been a member of the Boulder faculty since 1981. He is a professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology, and maintains a research laboratory that has trained numerous undergraduates and 20 graduate students and postdoctoral associates. He earned Boulder campus Student Office of Alumni Relations (SOAR) teaching-honors in 1985. He has published over 100 articles and abstracts on his studies of muscle carbohydrate metabolism and the metabolic consequences of muscle fatigue in animals, and he is an elected fellow of ...


Opening Comments Before Master Conservationist Presentations, John Owens Jan 2004

Opening Comments Before Master Conservationist Presentations, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It is a real pleasure to participate in this recognition program honoring the 2004 Master-Conservationists. We are grateful for the partnership with the Omaha World Herald in this unique program. In an effort to keep the program in tune with current developments in soil and waster conservation, a special committee is considering the idea of including conservation easements in the 2005 program. Some members of the committee are in the audience tonight. We appreciate the efforts of members of the Omaha World Herald, Natural Resources Districts, the USDA Natural-Resources Conservation Service and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources in ...


Testimony On Lb 917: Status Of Nebraska Forest Service, John Owens Jan 2004

Testimony On Lb 917: Status Of Nebraska Forest Service, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Good afternoon, Chairman Wehrbein and members of the Appropriations Committee. I am John Owens, and I serve as Vice -President, as well as Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to speak with you regarding Legislative Bill 917 on the Nebraska Forest Service.


Ianr Recognition Luncheon, John Owens Jan 2004

Ianr Recognition Luncheon, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

What a pleasure it is to come together here to recognize and celebrate Outstanding work of members of our IANR community. It is even more of a treat to have three reasons to celebrate today as we recognize excellence with two IANR Exemplary Service Awards, two Dinsdale Family Faculty Awards, and the IANR Team Award.


Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House, John Owens Jan 2004

Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

What a pleasure it is to be here with you today at the Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory Open House. I grew up a country boy in Texas, and any day I get to spend in rangeland is a good day to me.


2004 Nebraska Grazing Conference, John Owens Jan 2004

2004 Nebraska Grazing Conference, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It is both my privilege and pleasure to have the opportunity this morning to welcome you to the 2004 Nebraska Grazing Conference. I am sure you are looking forward to the next two days of great topics and excellent speakers. This is the fourth year this conference has brought people together to hear, to discuss, to exchange a wide variety of ideas. Reading through the list of conference sponsors and supporters, I think how fortunate we are in Nebraska to forge and foster such productive partnerships for the good of our state.


Fleming Fields Recreational Sports Park Dedication, John Owens Jan 2004

Fleming Fields Recreational Sports Park Dedication, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It is a real treat for me to be here today on behalf of the university as we dedicate Fleming Fields Recreational Sports Park. As Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I am especially pleased to be able to take part in honoring the memory of Jim, Bob, and Dave Fleming, three outstanding-University of - Nebraska graduates.


Distinguished Fellowship Awards Luncheon, John Owens Jan 2004

Distinguished Fellowship Awards Luncheon, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

What a treat it is to be here today at this distinguished fellowship awards luncheon to recognize and celebrate our 18 graduate students who are recipients of this year's awards. For each of you, I see your award as a wonderful recognition of your talent and promise. We are so pleased to have you learning and working with us in your chosen departments in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and on behalf of all of us in the Institute, I extend the heartiest of congratulations to each of you.


University Of Nebraska Cooperative Extension 2004 Fall Conference, John Owens Jan 2004

University Of Nebraska Cooperative Extension 2004 Fall Conference, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

I thought about beginning my time with you this afternoon by asking each of you to turn to the person on your left, shake that person's hand, and say congratulations and thank you. Then I was going to ask you to turn to the person on your right, shake hands, and say congratulations and thank you.


Moving Ahead In Lean Times: Nebraska Ag Relations Council, John Owens Jan 2004

Moving Ahead In Lean Times: Nebraska Ag Relations Council, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

One day a rancher's prize bull was missing from the section of his land the railroad passed through. He filed suit against the railroad, wanting only to be paid a fair-price of the bull. A big-city lawyer arrived in the rancher's small town to represent the railroad in the case and quickly cornered the rancher, pressuring him to settle out of court.


Ag At The Crossroads, John Owens Jan 2004

Ag At The Crossroads, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Thank you for inviting me to be here with you today. It is always such a pleasure to be asked to talk about the ways the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources benefits Nebraskans, Nebraska, and our state's economy. I am proud of the real difference our work makes in Nebraska's future and in Nebraskans' lives.


Agriculture Builders Of Nebraska Annual Meeting, John Owens Jan 2004

Agriculture Builders Of Nebraska Annual Meeting, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Anthony McAuliffe was acting commander of the 101st Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. December 22, 1944, he was in charge of the-defense of Bastogne when advancing German forces called upon his garrison to surrender.


Agriculture Builders Of Nebraska, Inc., John Owens Jan 2004

Agriculture Builders Of Nebraska, Inc., John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

What a pleasure it is to be with you here this morning! And How startling it is to realize a whole year has passed since we last gathered at this meeting. So much has occurred in that year.


Fourth Annual Symposium In Virology, John Owens Jan 2004

Fourth Annual Symposium In Virology, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

What a pleasure it is to take part in welcoming you to this Fourth Annual Symposium in Virology. Such a tremendous program lies ahead! And how pleased and proud we are that this year's symposium is a special tribute to our colleague Dr. James Van Etten, Professor of Plant Pathology in our Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who last-year was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences.


Splinter Dedication, John Owens Jan 2004

Splinter Dedication, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

This man who grew up on an irrigated farm near North Platte was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 1984 for invention and development of aerial-spray systems and harvesting systems, the only Nebraskan elected to that esteemed academy. Six patents are based on his research.


Paul Berg, John Owens Jan 2004

Paul Berg, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Paul Berg attended New York City schools, served in the United States Navy, and earned his baccalaureate degree in biochemistry from Pennsylvania State College and his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from Western Reserve University. He served as a faculty member at Washington University School of Medicine and at the Stanford University School of Medicine where he also served as Chair of the Department of Biochemistry. Currently, he is Cahill Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at the Stanford University Medical Center and Director Emeritus of Stanford's Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine.


Panhandle Research And Extension Center Field Day, John Owens Jan 2004

Panhandle Research And Extension Center Field Day, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Commodity trader. Financial analyst. Human resources director. Marketing analyst. Lending officer. Stockbroker. Public relations specialist. Zookeeper. Nutritionist.
These are only a few of the varied careers recent College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources graduates are pursuing these days. Exciting, fulfilling careers for which the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources - we call the college CASNR for short - provides a tremendous educational base that students can build on for their lives.


Panhandle Research And Extension Center Feedlot Expansion Dedication, John Owens Jan 2004

Panhandle Research And Extension Center Feedlot Expansion Dedication, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Good morning. It's always a pleasure to visit western Nebraska with its wide open spaces, much of it filled with cattle. Cattle are tremendously important to Nebraska - it being our state's largest single industry. Nebraska boasts many more cattle than people - around 4 1/2 times more, counting all cattle and calves.


Omtvedt Innovation Awards Presented To Chris Calkins, Steven Jones, Rodger Johnson, And Sheila Scheideler, John Owens Jan 2004

Omtvedt Innovation Awards Presented To Chris Calkins, Steven Jones, Rodger Johnson, And Sheila Scheideler, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It's a great pleasure to welcome you to this very first recognition ceremony for the Omtvedt Innovation Awards. We are present here to honor innovation strengths of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and certainly the four faculty members receiving today's awards are greatly deserving of this recognition. Just hearing about their work is gratifying!


Omtvedt Innovation Award Winners, John Owens Jan 2004

Omtvedt Innovation Award Winners, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It is such a pleasure to have this opportunity this afternoon to present four Omtvedt Innovation Awards to Institute colleagues whose outstanding work is a source of tremendous pride and inspiration for us all.


New Faculty Orientation Welcome, John Owens Jan 2004

New Faculty Orientation Welcome, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

(DISTRIBUTE HANDOUT AT BEGINNING; PROBABLY GOOD TO START AT BOTH SIDES OF ROOM AND THEY CAN PASS ON,) I've got a handout I'd like to share with you today, and I'm going to start it circulating before I begin my remarks. (DELIVER TO THOSE TO START CIRCULATING.)

Now that we've got that going, let me say that it is a real pleasure this morning to add my greetings to those of Chancellor Perlman as we welcome you to the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. It is exciting to think about the work you will do here this ...


Nebraska Builder Award Presented To Dr. Mark Gustafson, John Owens Jan 2004

Nebraska Builder Award Presented To Dr. Mark Gustafson, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Few Nebraskans are as devoted to the University of Nebraska as Mark Gustafson. Driven by his belief that a strong university is key to a strong Nebraska economy, Mark is an advocate for the university in the local, state, and national arenas. He is a Nebraska delegate to the Council for Agricultural, Research, Extension, and Teaching, a national advocacy organization for higher education. Since 1991, he's been a member of Agriculture Builders of Nebraska, Inc., which supports UNL's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, as well as the entire University, and has served three terms as president. He ...


Nebraska College Of Technical Agriculture Budget Hearing, John Owens Jan 2004

Nebraska College Of Technical Agriculture Budget Hearing, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Good afternoon Senator Wehrbein and members of the Appropriations Committee. I am John Owens, and I am University of Nebraska Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Harlan Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. I am here to speak with you about the impact of further budget cuts to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture - NCTA - at Curtis, Nebraska.


May Commencement, John Owens Jan 2004

May Commencement, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Few Nebraskans are as devoted to the University of Nebraska as Mark Gustafson. Driven by his belief that a strong university is key to a strong Nebraska economy, Mark is an advocate for the university in the local, state, and national arenas. He is a Nebraska delegate to the Council for Agricultural, Research, Extension, and Teaching, a national advocacy organization for higher education. Since 1991, he's been a member of Agriculture Builders of Nebraska, Inc., which supports UNL's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, as well as the entire University, and has served three terms as president. He ...


Maxine Singer, John Owens Jan 2004

Maxine Singer, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Maxine Frank Singer began her education in the New York City public schools and earned her baccalaureate degree from Swarthmore College and her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Yale University. Dr. Singer has had a long association with the National Institutes of Health and served as Chief, Laboratory of Biochemistry, National Cancer Institute, where she now carries the title of Scientist Emerita. In 1988, she became President of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and served in that capacity until 2002 when she was named President Emerita and Senior Scientific Advisor to the Carnegie Academy for Science Education.


Tribute To Rod Gangwish And Mark Gustafson, John Owens Jan 2004

Tribute To Rod Gangwish And Mark Gustafson, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

President Williamson, honored guests and friends, it is such a pleasure to be here with you tonight, and such a privilege to deliver this tribute to our 2004 Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement honorees, Rod Gangwish and Mark Gustafson.


Bullets For Ag 40 Report, John Owens Jan 2004

Bullets For Ag 40 Report, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

No abstract provided.


Vc Council, John Owens Jan 2004

Vc Council, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

No abstract provided.


Uaad Founders' Day, John Owens Jan 2004

Uaad Founders' Day, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

Because today is the birthday of Thomas Edison who was born in 1847 in Ohio, I suppose that you would expect me as today's speaker to have a special obligation to be inventive. Some of you probably know that for several years, Edison's birthday has been observed as National Science Youth Day, which sounds to me like a rather interesting invention itself. Youth is not a science and science is certainly not a youth, but I am perfectly willing to go along with the national celebration and wish a happy birthday to any science youth that I might ...


Uaad Award Presentation Remarks, John Owens Jan 2004

Uaad Award Presentation Remarks, John Owens

John Owens: Speeches & Appearances

It's my great pleasure to be asked to participate in recognizing great employees for service to the university. I am pleased to be able to confer awards today upon two university employees whose work ethic and devotion to the university are exemplary.