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A. Kent Thoeni (left), president of the MSM-UMR Academy of Chemical Engineers and Judy Raper (right), chair of the UMR Department of Chemical
Engineering, present Virendra Mathur with his award.

Virendra K. “VK” Mathur, professor of chemical engineering, was selected for membership in the Academy of Chemical Engineers at the University of Missouri-Rolla. Established in 1996, the academy is composed of alumni “who are successful in their profession and who epitomize industrial and civic leadership skills of highest repute.” (07-19-05)

An article written by Virginia Stuart, interim associate editor at the UNH Magazine, has been awarded a national silver medal from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The article on UNH's lobster research, "Crustaceans with Attitude" (, which appeared in the Spring 2004 issue of the magazine, was selected from 249 entries in a competition for "Best Articles of the Year." (07-13-05)

George K. Romoser
, professor emeritus of political science and former director of the UNH interdisciplinary program on technology, society and values, has been notified that he will receive a grant o 800 British Pounds from Wilton Park in West Sussex, England, UK, to attend that organization's conference on "The Neighborhood of the European Union in Central and Eastern Europe" in Vienna, Austria, in September. (06-13-05)

Owen Rogers, professor emeritus of plant biology and former chair of the Department of Plant Science, has been awarded the highest award given by the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs -- the 2005 Gold Seal Award. The award was made for his long-term contributions as "scientist, educator, lilac breeder, as well as good citizen of the world" at the annual state meeting of the NH Federation of Garden Clubs May 25. Rogers has served the UNH community for many years, is a sought after speaker by many garden clubs in New England and has been a great ambassador for UNH. He has contributed much over the years through his scholarly work as a lilac breeder and is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Lilac Society. He has served many years as the editor of the Journal of the International Lilac Society. Though he retired about 10 years ago, he remains an active member of the Department of Plant Biology. (06-01-05)  


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