University of Wisconsin. Dept. of Genetics / The Wisconsin genotype: a news letter to former students
No. 24 (December 1938)
Personalities, pp. 3-4 PDF (639.7 KB)
-3- whose first-hand contact with these questions is of interest to the graduate students, the topic seems to be a valuable one. For the past six months the graduate students in the department have been meeting once a week as a group without professorial guidance. .le have named our new meetings "The Translocation". Subjects of talks range from chemical theories concerning the nature of the gene to a report on William Beebe's new book, Zaca Venture. The credit for organizing The Translooation goes to Ben Smith aindRay Owen. PERSONALITIES Dr. Cole returned from five weeks' vacation in New Mexico to tell us of conditions on the sheep range. At Fayetteville, Arkansas, he met two former students, W. R. Horlaoker (Ph.D. 1929) and Isabel Bunten Watts (Bot. Ph.D. 1930). Dr.J'HoFacKer is ead of the Animal Husbandry epartmenit and has charge of bacteriology and dairy manufactures--quito enough to keep one man busy. Incidentally, he recalled that the name of THE GENOTYPE was his suggestion. At present, Mrs. Watts is "at home" in her scenically located house. Her husband is pathologist in the Horticulture Department. Robert H. Andrew (B.A. 1938) is majoring in genetics. He is assisting in Agronomywit The meet corn breeding and tosting program which was initiated in 1937. W. Tom Atkinson (B.SA. Univ. Sydney, 1934) is spending a year here on a research-fe vowsp. He is interested in alfalfa. C. R. Burham (Ph.D. 1929) has transferred from the University of West Virginia to the Division of Agronomy and plant Genetics, University Farm, Uni- versity of Minnesota, St. Paul. Russell W. Cumley (Ph.D. Univ. Texas, 1938) is replacing John Dick as assistant Fo-UDr: Irwin on immunogenetic studies of pigeons, doves, and domestic fowl. At Texas, he worked on species differences in same fifteen species of Drosophila, using precipitin and complementary fixation methods. Peter G. Hogg (II.S.A. Univ. Sask. 1937) is assisting Dr. H. L. Ahlgron on the sudan grass pryolem in Agronomy and is minoring in Genetics. w. H. Hollander (Ph.D. 1937) is with us again after a tour of Uni- versities anidpigeon farms of the East and South. He is helping Dr. Cole get the pigeon-dove-hybrid records ready for publication. Wesley Koller (M.S. Utah State), grass breeding agent at Logan, Utah, has returne Tofinish some work on seed setting in alfalfa. John S. McFarlane (BS. Montana State College 1938) is assistant to Dr. G. H. FRean in the potato improvement work. W. H. McGibbon (B.S.A. McGill 1932) of Moore's Mills, New Brunswick, is working wiTh Dr. Irwin as graduate student. In New Brunswick, Mac did ex- tension work for the Poultry Division of the Department of Agriculture.
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