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A Mini-Symposium to Honor Dr. Matthew Wallig's Distinguished Career

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
1:00-3:00 p.m. with reception to follow

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Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 16, 2014, to celebrate with Dr. Matt Wallig his achievements during his 27 years of teaching, research, and service at the University of Illinois. We would like to acknowledge his many contributions to the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine; the Division of Nutritional Sciences, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; the Interdisciplinary Environmental Toxicology Program and to the discipline of pathology.

As part of the September 16 celebration, a mini-symposium is being organized. We have invited several speakers to address various aspects of his role in the field of toxicologic pathology and nutritional research, as well as his influence as a mentor (see program.)

The symposium will be held in 2271c of the Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building (VMBSB) from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, followed by a reception.

Please share your experiences with Matt in a letter, card, photograph (jpeg preferred), memento or even email. Please send these remembrances to Dr. Elizabeth Driskell.

We are establishing a fund in his honor to support pathology resident/graduate student conference travel and related expenses.

Conference Program

  12:00 p.m. Registration and Coffee
Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building
2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
2271C
Urbana, Illinois
  1:00 p.m. Welcome
Gail Scherba
  1:05 p.m. Introduction: Who is Dr. Matthew Wallig?
Wanda Haschek-Hock
  1:25 p.m. A Man for All Seasons
Colin Rousseaux
  1:45 p.m. A Collaborator par Excellence
Elizabeth Jeffery
  2:15 p.m. Thoughts from a Colleague
Rob Porter
  2:30 p.m. The (Tacky) Ties that Bind the Path Club Together
Lyn Miller Wancket
  2:45 p.m. Martha Stewart, Merlot and Memories: A Graduate Student's Reflection
Kathleen Heinz-Taheny
  3:00 p.m. Reception in the Zuschlag Lab
  4:00 p.m. Remarks from sponsors
  5:00 p.m. Conclusion

Sponsors
Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Division of Nutritional Sciences, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences
Interdisciplinary Environmental Toxicology Program
Merck Seminar Series

Organizing Committee
Wanda Haschek-Hock
Elizabeth Jeffery
Gail Scherba
Mike Tumbleson