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Purdue University honors World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Philip Nelson


Purdue University honors 2007 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Philip E. Nelson in day-long symposium and dedication of the "Philip E. Nelson Hall of Food Science" building.


Purdue University has dedicated the "Philip E. Nelson Hall of Food Science" building to honor 2007 World Food Prize Laureate Dr. Philip Nelson, the founder of Purdue's Food Science program.  

"Renaming this building in honor of Dr. Nelson is a fitting tribute to an innovative researcher and teacher who was instrumental in creating one of the most distinguished food science programs in the country," said Purdue University President France A. Córdova. "His name on the building will serve as a lasting symbol of the prestige he has brought to this university in food science education and research." (Click here for full story.)

To further celebrate Dr. Nelson's recent retirement after a 50-year career at Purdue, the university hosted a day-long symposium on July 15, entitled "Global Food Security and Safety: A Global Perspective on Food Science."  The symposium's list of prestigious international speakers included 2003 World Food Prize Laureate Catherine Bertini.  A building dedication ceremony and reception followed the symposium.

 Click here to view photos of the July 15 events.

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