The University's researches in botanical development's in the tropics were spurred last week when the University announced the appointment of Dr. Arthur G. Kevorkian, expert on Latin American plants, as the director of the Atkins Garden and Research Laboratory at Soledad, Cuba. Dr. Kevorkian will teach at Harvard in alternate years and will return to the University at intervals for reports, study and lectures.
During the war, Dr. Kevorkian was a government agricultural advisor to Ecuador, where he was in charge of experimental stations developing rubber, cinchona, insecticidal plants and fibrous growths. From 1943 to 1946, he served as director in Nicaragua of the co-operative agriculture experiment station involving the U. S. State Department. He also served with the Office of Foreign Agricultural Relations in Washington.