Dr. Bill Farland, Vice President for Research at Colorado State University, has been named a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. Dr. Farland will be recognized with other Fellows at the 47th annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology March 16-20 in Seattle.
The Academy certifies toxicologists who are recognized by their peers for scientific judgment and expertise, and awards them the title of Fellow. The certification ensures the competence and experience of professionals whose work affects public welfare.
When Dr. Farland joined Colorado State in September 2006, he was the highest ranking career scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency. He served as deputy assistant administrator for science in the EPA's Office of Research and Development and also directed the EPA's Office of the Science Advisor, which serves as the authority on integrating sound science in regulatory decisions. He served as Acting Agency Science Advisor throughout 2005.
Colorado State University's equine sciences program's annual Legends of Ranching Performance Horse sale will boast its highest-quality collection of consigners to date this year including a group of this country's most successful equine leaders, ranches and horseman.
The sale will be hosted April 26 at the B.W. Pickett Equine Center at Colorado State University's foothills campus. The B.W. Pickett Equine Center, 701 S. Overland Trail, is home to the equine sciences undergraduate program at Colorado State. The purpose of the sale is to showcase CSU's equine sciences program and its students. Through the sale, CSU is able to give its students a first-class learning experience and put high-quality ranch horses through the sale arena at the same time.
In addition to the sale, an educational day will be held on April 25 featuring seminars and clinics presented by members of the university's equine sciences advisory committee and a number of the Legends of Ranching Performance Horse sale consignors. Possible topics include training and preparation of the halter horse, starting young ranch horses, what to look for at a horse sale, and potential career paths and expectations of those looking to enter the equine industry.
Artwork of both Colorado State University scientists and artists will be displayed during the second annual Art and Science Exhibition, March 12-28, in the Curfman Gallery of the Lory Student Center. The opening reception is Wednesday, March 12, 4-6 p.m. The exhibition showcases the creative energies of students, faculty and staff and exemplifies the common ties between scientific inquiry and artistic practice.
The exhibition features artists who use aspects of science for their artistic inspiration or who use fundamental principals of science in the creation of their art. It also includes scientists who use or generate art in the creation of scientific models and imagery used to illustrate their concepts, theories and discoveries. The show is juried and awards will be given.