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Charles Carpenter Presents Inaugural Professor Lecture

Charles Carpenter Presents Inaugural Professor Lecture

Professor Charles Carpenter and his wife, NancyCharles Carpenter, professor and head of the Nutrition and Food Sciences Department at Utah State, was honored March 26 at the University Residence by family, friends and colleagues as part of the Inaugural Professor Lecture Series.

During Carpenter's lecture, he touched on research and teaching roles throughout different stages of his career at Utah State, and shared with guests insight to his "education," garnered during each different phase.

Carpenter, who received his doctorate in meat and animal science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, came to Utah State in 1984, and has since obtained more than 1.2 million dollars in sponsored funding. He has authored 33 refereed publications in the areas of muscle biochemistry, meat and food sciences, and human iron nutrition, and currently teaches classes in food analysis and meat technology and processing.

"The highlight of evening was the chance to thank my wife with surprise delivery of two dozen roses in thanks for our partnership over the last 22 years," Carpenter said.

He added that he enjoyed the birthday chorus led by President Kermit L. Hall at the end of his lecture in honor of his "real inaugural into the world."

 

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