Alumni Profiles: Norman Borlaug

From Minnesota Alumni Summer 2014

Norman Borlaug (B.S. ’37, M.S. ’39, Ph.D. ’42) stands even taller now. On March 25 Speaker of the House John Boehner unveiled a seven-foot-tall bronze statue of Borlaug at the U.S. Capitol Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C., in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. The late plant pathologist and breeder developed wheat varieties that helped stave off hunger for millions of people worldwide, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970.

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