Public memorial set for Dr. Norman Borlaug

Services have been set for Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, Nobel laureate and distinguished professor of international agriculture at Texas A&M University.

The public memorial will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 in Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A&M campus in College Station.

Borlaug died shortly before 11 p.m. Sept. 12 from complications of cancer in Dallas. He was 95.

Borlaug's career was dedicated to using science to combat world hunger. He received the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for developing high-yielding, disease-resistant wheat, which was credited for ending famine in developing countries.

A Web site has been established at with information about Borlaug, a portal for writing condolences online, and other information about the services.

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