One of the buildings on the St. Paul campus was renamed this week. The Classroom Office Building (very creative, I know!) is now named Ruttan Hall. The name change was done to commemorate Professor Vernon Wesley Ruttan's contributions to the University and academia. Professor Ruttan was a Regents professor emeritus in the departments of economics and applied economics.
Professor Ruttan concentrated his research on agricultural development. He wrote many books including the classic Agricultural Development, An International Prespective. Ruttan also received the U.S. Department of Agriculture Distinguished Service Award and the Alexander von Humboldt Award for his outstanding contributions to agriculture.
The pictures below are of CFANS Dean Allen Levine and of four St. Paul Ambassadors as they unveil the new Ruttan Hall sign.