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Date:10/28/2009

known for his groundbreaking research on development of virus-resistant plants through biotechnology. The new Institute takes the existing USDA-CSREES (Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service) and transforms it into a cross-agency "federal science enterprise," according USDA Secretary Vilsack. He will share his outlook for the new institute at the ASA Plenary Lecture on Monday, Nov.2, from 8:00-9:30 am at the Annual Meetings.

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, 8:00-9:30 am, Ballroom BC
CSSA Plenary Lecture
Calestous Juma, Harvard University

Dr. Calestous Juma is a professor of the practice of international development and director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. His research focuses on the application of science and innovation to sustainable development. Dr. Juma is a former head of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and has been elected to several academies including the Royal Society of London, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. He is the 2009 Betty Klepper Endowed Lecturer. His presentation, "Science and Innovation for SustainabilityHarnessing Technological Abundance," will explore the role of technological innovation in fostering the sustainability transition, with specific emphasis on agriculture. He will present the CSSA Plenary Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 8:00-9:30 am at the Annual Meetings.

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, 8:00-9:30 am, Ballroom BC
SSSA Plenary Lecture
Ian Pepper, University of Arizona

Dr. Ian Pepper is a professor in the department of Community, Environment, and Policy and the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Arizona. He is also the director of the Environmental Research Laboratory and NSF Water Quality Center at University of Arizona. Pepper's lecture, "Soils: A Public
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