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Dirr professorship


first_imgBy Jason PeevyUniversity of GeorgiaThe University of Georgia has established an endowedprofessorship in the College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences honoring legendary horticulturist and retired UGAprofessor Michael A. Dirr.The Michael A. Dirr Professorship for Woody Plant Instruction andIntroduction was approved by the University of System of GeorgiaBoard of Regents at its September meeting. It’s based in the CAESDepartment of Horticulture.The professorship has been filled by David Knauft, former CAESassociate dean for academic affairs. Knauft will maintain a woodyplant breeding and development program that supports theinterests of the horticulture industry.CAES Dean and Director Scott Angle said Dirr is one of theforemost authorities in woody ornamentals.“Dirr’s influence has left a mark on the horticulture industryand on the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciencesthat will not soon be forgotten,” he said. “I’m very pleased thathis love for plants will remain at UGA through this professorshipand through Dr. Knauft.”Now retired and living in North Carolina, Dirr ran a roadsidefruit and vegetable stand as a child. That interest evolved intohis passion for horticulture.Dirr received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees inornamental horticulture operation and management from Ohio StateUniversity in 1966 and 1971 and a Ph.D. in plant physiology fromthe University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1972.In 1979, he became the director of the State Botanical Garden ofGeorgia, where he was instrumental in raising $3 million for thenew Visitor’s Center/Conservatory Complex and charted a coursefor a plant collections development. He returned to teaching andresearch at UGA in 1981 and was promoted to professor in ’84.Dirr has published more than 300 scientific and popularpublications and has authored or coauthored seven books. His”Manual of Woody Landscape Plants” is the most widely adoptedteaching and reference text in the country and has sold more than250,000 copies.With Charles Heuser, professor of horticultural physiology atPenn State University, Dirr also produced “The Reference Manualof Woody Plant Propagation,” which has become the standardreference for plant propagators.Dirr’s “Manual of Woody Landscape Plants” was honored by theAmerican Horticultural Society as one of the great garden booksof the past 75 years.(Jason Peevy is the capital campaign communicationscoordinator with the University of Georgia.)last_img read more


Gabriel Martinelli reveals talks with Freddie Ljungberg helped kick start his Arsenal career


first_img Ljungberg speaks after Arsenal’s first win in 10, against West HamTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:09FullscreenLjungberg speaks after Arsenal’s first win in 10, against West Hamhttps://metro.co.uk/video/ljungberg-speaks-arsenals-win-10-against-west-ham-2066642/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Yesterday in training he talked to me and said that he wanted me to do my best, to continue the way I had been playing in the other games, and I was able to take the opportunity thanks to God, we managed to win and I was crowned with the goal.‘I think my family being with me, supporting me at all times [helps]. My teammates, Freddie always supports me. So I think it helps a lot.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I think because I give a lot from myself all the time, I try to play for the team. So I think it’s been working, I’ll keep doing it.’Should Martinelli start against Man City?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Marcelino ‘not optimistic’ about being offered Arsenal job after face-to-face interviewMORE: Alan Shearer explains why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be ‘going mad’ despite Arsenal win Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 10 Dec 2019 5:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link131Shares Freddie Ljungberg handed Gabriel Martinelli his first Premier League start against West Ham (Picture: Getty)Gabriel Martinelli believes the constant support of Freddie Ljungberg has played a key role in the outstanding start he has made to his Arsenal career.The club legend celebrated the first win of his reign as interim head coach as the Gunners came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 at the London Stadium last night.Martinelli, signed from Brazilian club Ituano in the summer, had already caught the eye with seven goals in the Carabao Cup and Europa League this season, but the 18-year-old was handed his first Premier League start last night.The Brazil Under-21 international rewarded his manager’s faith with the goal that drew Arsenal level after 60 minutes and revealed a pep talk from Ljungberg gave him the confidence to perform so capably against the Hammers.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I have to thank God and my family, who are always with me at all times,’ Martinelli told ESPN Brazil. Advertisement Comment Gabriel Martinelli reveals talks with Freddie Ljungberg helped kick start his Arsenal careerlast_img read more