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Agronomist Thomas W. Scott dies at 89

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Published: 
September 17, 2019
Thomas W. Scott, an emeritus professor of agronomy who specialized in soil fertility, died Aug. 22 in Ithaca. He was 89.

Events

Unturned Leaves: Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Sep 19 | 8:00 am

Until only recently, science has generally been associated with the work of men, and its leading figures have generally been those endowed with the means to acquire an education and the time to...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Exhibit

"Toxic Metals in Soil and Their Effects" -Tatyana Dokuchayeva

Sep 19 | 12:20 pm

Tatyana Dokuchayeva Soil and Crop Sciences Section, Cornell PhD program Advisor: McBride

Location: Emerson Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Unturned Leaves: Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Sep 20 | 8:00 am

Until only recently, science has generally been associated with the work of men, and its leading figures have generally been those endowed with the means to acquire an education and the time to...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Exhibit

Fun on the Farm

Sep 21 | 11:00 am

Fun on the Farm is a free event held every other year to educate the public on agriculture. The event is hosted by an operating dairy farm and includes a wagon tour of the farm, games, educational...

Location: J Minns Farms

Saturday Garden Tours

Sep 21 | 11:00 am

Take a relaxing stroll with a Garden Guide through the gardens around the Nevin Welcome Center and discover the beauty and diversity of our cultivated plant collections. Visit the Robison Herb...

Location: Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center  | Event type: Tour

Unturned Leaves: Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Sep 21 | 12:00 pm

Until only recently, science has generally been associated with the work of men, and its leading figures have generally been those endowed with the means to acquire an education and the time to...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Exhibit

Saturday Garden Tours

Sep 21 | 4:00 pm

Take a relaxing stroll with a Garden Guide through the gardens around the Nevin Welcome Center and discover the beauty and diversity of our cultivated plant collections. Visit the Robison Herb...

Location: Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center  | Event type: Tour

Unturned Leaves: Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Sep 22 | 12:00 pm

Until only recently, science has generally been associated with the work of men, and its leading figures have generally been those endowed with the means to acquire an education and the time to...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Exhibit

Unturned Leaves: Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Sep 23 | 8:00 am

Until only recently, science has generally been associated with the work of men, and its leading figures have generally been those endowed with the means to acquire an education and the time to...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Exhibit

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series featuring Dr. Jason Knouft [St. Louis University]: Title: Developing and applying informatics data to project impacts. Host: Casey Dillman, McIntyre Lab, Kara Andres

Sep 23 | 12:20 pm

Dr. Jason Knouft, St. Louis University Title: Developing and applying informatics data to project impacts of climate change on freshwater systems Monday, 9/23/19 A106 Corson/Mudd, 12:20PM

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

Unturned Leaves: Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Sep 24 | 8:00 am

Until only recently, science has generally been associated with the work of men, and its leading figures have generally been those endowed with the means to acquire an education and the time to...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Exhibit

Unturned Leaves: Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Sep 25 | 8:00 am

Until only recently, science has generally been associated with the work of men, and its leading figures have generally been those endowed with the means to acquire an education and the time to...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Exhibit

Unturned Leaves: Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Sep 26 | 8:00 am

Until only recently, science has generally been associated with the work of men, and its leading figures have generally been those endowed with the means to acquire an education and the time to...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Exhibit

Unturned Leaves: Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Sep 27 | 8:00 am

Until only recently, science has generally been associated with the work of men, and its leading figures have generally been those endowed with the means to acquire an education and the time to...

Location: Mann Library  | Event type: Exhibit

"Gene editing technology in plants: optimization and applications in auxin biology"- Yunde Zhao

Sep 27 | 12:20 pm

Yunde Zhao...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar