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Call for Nominations - 2019 B.Y. Morrison Memorial Lecture

Friday, September 14, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cindy Slone
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The Agricultural Research Service, USDA's principal in-house scientific agency, is seeking nominations for the 2019 B.Y. Morrison Memorial Lecture, which is co-sponsored by the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). The Lecture is to be presented at the ASHS annual meeting July 22-July 25, 2019 in Las Vegas.

The Lectures is a forum for a presentation on a scientific topic, trend, issue or policy of the Lecturer's choice. An honorarium of $2,000, a medallion, and expenses to present the Lecture are provided. Also included is the opportunity to turn the presentation into a paper on the lecture topic for publication in an ASHS journal. This publication will be posted as 'Open Access' so that anyone, not just subscribers, can read it. Nominees may be outstanding senior contributors in industry, universities, or government positions. Current ARS employees are not eligible.

Established in 1968 by ARS, the Lecture honors the memory of Benjamin Y. Morrison (1891-1966) by recognizing outstanding contributions to horticulture. B.Y. Morrison was the first director of USDA's National Arboretum in Washington D.C. and a pioneer in horticulture. A scientist, plant breeder, landscape architect, plant explorer, author, and lecturer, Morrison advanced the science of botany and horticulture in the United States. His legacy to the American public includes dozens of new ornamental plants, including the Glenn Dale azaleas.

Nominations are being accepted for the Agricultural Research Service B.Y. Morrison Memorial Lecture. Please email (PDF files only) to

  1. A letter explaining the nominee's contributions to chemistry and agriculture
  2. Nominee's current curriculum vitae

The deadline for nominations is December 7, 2018.

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