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* September 10, 2007: The paperwork is finally done, and I feel confident in announcing that '''[[Amy Weiss]]''' has received $30,000 to work on the grant entitled "Genetic Analysis of ''Cabomba'': Ecology and Spread" in cooperation with CSIRO Entomology and the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry (DAFF).
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* August 24, 2007: '''[[Charles Yarish|Charles Yarish]]''' was selected by a review committee of his peers to receive the faculty recognition award, which recognizes sustained outstanding achievements in teaching, research and services benefiting UConn Stamford. Yarish has been teaching at the college for 30 years. In that time, he's established an seaweed research laboratory in Stamford and forged a relationship with Chilean scholar Alejandro Buschmann. The two professors are establishing a faculty exchange between the Chilean schools and the Bridgeport Regional Vocational Aquaculture School.
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* July 17, 2007:  '''Justin Davis''' has accepted a position as a Fisheries Biologist with the Inland Fisheries Division, Eastern District.
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* June 8, 2007:  '''[[Diego Sustaita]]''' received the D. Dwight Davis award for best student paper in the Division of Vertebrate Morphology, at the Society for Integrative and Compartive Biology 2007 annual meetings in Phoenix, Az.
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*Sign up to meet with Steven Phillips, creator of Maxent, on Monday, March 21 or Tuesday, March 22 here. [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Steven_Phillips_%28Creator_of_Maxent%29_Signup] Please consider joining us for dinner Monday night at the brewing company. Contact John Silander or Cory Merow if you're interested.
* May 23, 2007: '''[[Lori Benoit]]''' has been awarded a student scholarship by the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society for her research on Hydrilla.  This competitive scholarship comes with a stipend for her research.
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* [[Molly Letsch]] won the NEAS (Northeast Algal Society) [http://www.e-neas.org/NEAS%20Wilce%20Award.html Wilce Award] April 17, 2010, for her presentation on chloroplast gene order in trebouxiophyte algae. The Wilce Award is given for the best graduate student presentation at the annual NEAS conference, which this year was held at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.
* May 18, 2007:  On another positive note.... '''Amanda Wendt''' was just notified that she is receiving a grant for $1500 from the Organization for Tropical Studies to support her proposed research on "Roosting behavior, foraging behavior, and seed dispersal by frugivorous phyllostomid bats in secondary forests at La Selva Biological Station." Amanda is at La Selva now, ready to go!
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* EEB majors '''Kevin Burgio''', '''Anne Ewert''', '''Kaitlin Heenehan''', and '''Nicole Stubbs''' are new initiates to Phi Beta Kappa for 2009-2010.
* May 18, 2007:  Congratulations to '''Logan Senack''' for receiving a 2007 SURF award for this summer!
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*EEB Undergraduate '''[[Colin Carlson]]''' co-authored his [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Image:Landbergetal2010Jawless.pdf first scientific publication] with '''[[Tobias Landberg]]''' describing a giant jawless snapping turtle
* May 16, 2007:  '''Jadranka Rota''' was informed that she will be the recipient of a Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship--she will be leaving for very green pastures come January to continue her work on choreutids (metalmark moths).
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*Greenhouse staff member Dr. '''Matt Opel''' was recently elected to serve as President of the Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Society.
* May 15, 2007:  Graduate Student '''Nanci Ross''' received the following note today:  "Congratulations!  Your research proposal was excellent and you have been selected by the Award Committee as the winner of the 2007 Schultes Award."  The award is described as follows by this international society:  The Society for Economic Botany announces the offering of annual Richard E. Schultes student research award (up to $2500). The award is intended to help defray the costs of field work on a topic related to economic botany. Recipients are expected to submit a manuscript based upon their proposed research for publication in Economic Botany (the official journal of the society).
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*'''Juan Carlos Villarreal''' has been awarded the Michael J. Hogan Graduate Summer Research Award.
* May 8, 2007:  '''Jessica Budke''' just learned that she won second place in the '2007 Conant "Botanical Images" Travel Award' competition for her colorized SEM of the peristome of Timmia megapolitana. This award is intended to support travel to the annual meetings of the Botanical Society of America.
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*'''Kathryn Theiss''' has been awarded a fellowship from the Switzer Foundation.
* May 8, 2007:  Congratulations to '''Charlie Yarish''' who has been selected to receive the 2007 Faculty Recognition Award at the Stamford Campus. The award recognizes sustained outstanding achievements in teaching, research, and/or service benefiting the Stamford Campus
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*'''Jessica Budke''' received an award from the Botanical Society of America for graduate student research.
* Apr. 24, 2007:  '''Tsitsi McPherson''' has just learned that she has been awarded a Prance Fellowship in Neotropical Botany by the Kew Latin America Research Fellowships Committee (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew), for her proposal "Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Protecting Biodiversity in Guyana - a proposal for a flexible yet robust methodology for the design and evaluation of National Parks using spatially clustered data."  The Fellowship covers all expenses for Tstsi to spend May-July at Kew, west of London, studying material from Guyana in the Kew Herbarium
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*'''Chris Owen''' won a graduate student research grant from the Society of Systematic Biologists to partially fund his May-July research stay in Australia working with Max Moulds on a monograph of the Australian Cicada genus Pauropsalta.
* Apr. 4, 2007: Eric Schultz's [[M.S. Ontogeny|Master's Ontogeny]] and [[Ph.D. Ontogeny|Doctoral Ontogeny]] checklists for documenting graduate degree progress have been added to EEBedia.
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*Congratulations to '''Don Les''', who was presented with the first CLAS Research Award in the Life Sciences at the CLAS graduation ceremony on May 10, 2009.
* Apr. 2, 2007:  Congratulations to '''Jen Murphy''' for receiving the Northeast Regional One Academic Advising Excellence Award at the Northeast Advising meeting last week.   
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*'''Jessica Budke''' received a Stanley Greene award from the International Association of Bryologists for $1,100 to complete her dissertation research. She also received a $700 award from the American Microscopy Society allowing her to pursue her studies. A single award for a graduate student is given every year by the Society.
* Apr. 2, 2007:  '''Jason Hill''' won the Lynds Jones Award for Best Poster Presentation by a graduate student at the recent annual meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society.
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*'''April Lynn Rodd''' is a new initiate to Phi Beta Kappa. She is an EEB Major working in David Wagner's lab.
* Mar. 27, 2007:  Congratulations to '''Kent Holsinger''' for receiving this year’s AAUP Service Excellence Award, which recognizes his many contributions to the department, the University, the scientific community, and organizations such as AIBS, BioOne, and the Nature Conservancy, among many others.
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*'''Alejandro Rico Guevara''' won one of the best presentation awards at last week's joint meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society and the Association of Field OrnithologistsThe other presentation award went to '''Jason Hill '08''' for a talk on his MS work.
* Mar. 27, 2007:  '''Trina Bayard''' is this year's recipient of the Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for native bird habitat from the Garden Club of America.
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*'''David Wagner''' was named a finalist for UConn's 2008-2009 Environmental Leadership Award.  The awards are given to faculty, staff, students, organizations and teams for their proven dedication and outstanding contributions to a more environmentally aware and sustainable campus. Provost Peter Nicholls will present the awards to the winners on April 20th.
* Mar. 26, 2007:  '''Krissa Skogen''' just learned that she has been accepted to the Environmental Leadership Program Greater Boston Network Class of 2007. "ELP's primary goal is to train and support the next generation of environmental leaders both within and beyond its flagship national initiative, the ELP Fellowship".
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*'''Kevin Burgio''', who is a University Scholar pursuing his honors thesis work in Margaret Rubega's lab, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. "The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by the United States Congress in 1986 in honor of former United States Senator and 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, a Republican from Arizona. Its goal is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
* Mar. 31, 2007: On the last day of March, sixteen EEB graduate students will present the results of recent research in the 17th annual [[Graduate Research Symposium 2007|'''Graduate Student Symposium''']]. The event will take place in BSP room 130 from 9am to 4pm. For details, titles and abstracts, see the [[Graduate Research Symposium 2007|web page]].
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The Scholarship is awarded to about 300 college sophomores and juniors nationwide a maximum of $7500 per academic year (for their senior year, or junior and senior years). The scholarship is awarded based on merit, the actual amount given is based on financial need.
* Mar. 15, 2007: '''John Cooley''' was awarded close to $20,000 from National Geographic to map the locations of periodical cicadas in 2007 and 2008 using computer-based GPS dataloggers and detailed base mapsHis web accessible database will allow users to plot range maps from self-selected data points.
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Competition for the Scholarship is exceedingly intense. Universities are allowed to nominate only four undergraduate students per year to receive the final Scholarship. As a result, the Scholarship is widely considered the most prestigious award in the U.S. conferred upon undergraduates studying the sciences. Through March 2006, Princeton University has had the most Goldwater Scholars with 64, followed by Harvard University (60), Duke University (58), Kansas State University (57), and the University of Chicago (53)."
* Mar. 15, 2007: The [http://florawww.eeb.uconn.edu/ EEB Greenhouses] will be featured in the 2007 Premiere episode of CPTV's [http://www.positivelyct.com/ Positively CT] hosted by Diane Smith. The program will air on March 26th at 9pm and again on March 31st at 6:30pm.
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*'''Kentwood Wells'''' book on The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians, published by the University of Chicago Press, has been named one of Choice magazine’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2008. There are 575 titles on the list in all fields, but only 12 in zoology. Choice magazine is used by many libraries to identify books to be added to their collections.
* Mar. 15, 2007:  '''Trina Bayard''' has been awarded one of the three Mewaldt-King Awards given out this year by the Cooper Ornithological Society.
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*'''Suegene Noh''' won a Student Competition for the President's Prize at the recent national meeting of the Entomological Society of America, in Reno.  The award was for her talk at the session entitled Systematics, Evolution and Biodiversity: Behavior and CommunicationThe presentation she gave was "The inheritance of song and preference in hybrids between Chrysoperla carnea and C. agilis green lacewings."
* Mar. 5, 2007: '''Michael Moody''' has accepted a faculty position at the University of Western Australia beginning July 2007.
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*Joel R. Duff, '''JUAN CARLOS VILLARREAL,'''  D.C. Cargill, & K.S. Renzaglia received the Sullivant award (recognizing the best paper in bryology published in the Bryologist) from the American Bryological and Lichenological Society for their paper entitled "Progress and challenges toward developing a phylogeny and classification of the hornworts" (2007; The Bryologist 110:214-243)
* Mar. 1, 2007: '''Rachel Prunier''' has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant.
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*'''Jang Kim''' received the First Place - Student Oral Presentation Award for his presentation titled "DESICCATION OF THE ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT GENUS Porphyra (=NORI) ALTERS NITROGEN METABOLISM IN A NOVEL WAY" at World Aquaculture 2008 in Busan, Korea.  
* Feb. 26, 2007: The [http://florawww.eeb.uconn.edu/ EEB Greenhouses] exhibited dozens of interesting specimens from the living collections at the CT Flower and Garden Show held this past weekend at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Greenhouse Manager Clinton Morse was on hand all four days to answer questions from the public. The Greenhouses will also be exhibiting at the [http://www.cptv.org/local/special/ScienceExpo/Science_Expo.asp 16th Annual CPTV Family Science Expo] to be held at the Connecticut Expo Center in late April.
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*'''[[Leslie J. Mehrhoff]]''' was awarded the Gold Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society "for eminent horticultural accomplishments in the horticulture industry,or for outstanding service to the Society" during a black tie dinner on June 12, 2008.
* Feb. 10, 2007: The [http://florawww.eeb.uconn.edu/ EEB Greenhouses] donated numerous large carnivorous plants to the new [http://www.providenceri.com/botanical-center/ Roger Williams Botanical Center] in nearby Providence, RI. The new conservatory opens to the public on March 2nd. EEBs own Matt Opel took part in the installation of the carnivorous plant bog garden along with other members of the [http://www.necps.org/?action=meetings&date=20070210 New England Carnivorous Plant Society].
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*'''[[Nanci Ross]]''', Ph.D. student of Greg Anderson from the Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, won the Edmund H. Fulling Award for best student contributed oral paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Economic Botany. This, the 49th annual meeting of the Society, was held during the week of 2 June at Duke University. The title of Ms Ross' presentation was: "Impacts of ancient Maya forest gardens on Mesoamerican tree species composition".
* Feb. 9, 2007: '''Susan Letcher''' is the first place winner of the Wallace Stevens Poetry Contest!  Congratulations Susan.
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*A paper by Rahbek, C., N. Gotelli, R. K. Colwell, G. L. Entsminger, '''[[T. F. L. V. B. Rangel]]''', and G. R. Graves. 2007. Predicting continental-scale patterns of bird species richness with spatially explicit models. ''Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B'' 274:165-174 has won The Smithsonian Institution's "2007 National Museum of Natural History Science Achievement Award," which is given to the best 3-5 papers authored by staff in the NMNH.
* The '''[[Graduate Student Handbook]]''' has now been incorporated into the EEBedia. You can (and should!) edit it if you spot inaccuracies.  
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* Feb. 6, 2007: Paul Lewis will demonstrate how to create and edit pages in the EEBedia from 11am until noon on Thursday (Feb. 8) in the Bamford room (TLS 171b)
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* Jan. 29, 2007: EEB '''grads''': if you haven't done so already (but want to), upload your photo for the EEB website [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebphoto/uploadphoto.html here]
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  • Sign up to meet with Steven Phillips, creator of Maxent, on Monday, March 21 or Tuesday, March 22 here. [1] Please consider joining us for dinner Monday night at the brewing company. Contact John Silander or Cory Merow if you're interested.
  • Molly Letsch won the NEAS (Northeast Algal Society) Wilce Award April 17, 2010, for her presentation on chloroplast gene order in trebouxiophyte algae. The Wilce Award is given for the best graduate student presentation at the annual NEAS conference, which this year was held at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.
  • EEB majors Kevin Burgio, Anne Ewert, Kaitlin Heenehan, and Nicole Stubbs are new initiates to Phi Beta Kappa for 2009-2010.
  • EEB Undergraduate Colin Carlson co-authored his first scientific publication with Tobias Landberg describing a giant jawless snapping turtle
  • Greenhouse staff member Dr. Matt Opel was recently elected to serve as President of the Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Society.
  • Juan Carlos Villarreal has been awarded the Michael J. Hogan Graduate Summer Research Award.
  • Kathryn Theiss has been awarded a fellowship from the Switzer Foundation.
  • Jessica Budke received an award from the Botanical Society of America for graduate student research.
  • Chris Owen won a graduate student research grant from the Society of Systematic Biologists to partially fund his May-July research stay in Australia working with Max Moulds on a monograph of the Australian Cicada genus Pauropsalta.
  • Congratulations to Don Les, who was presented with the first CLAS Research Award in the Life Sciences at the CLAS graduation ceremony on May 10, 2009.
  • Jessica Budke received a Stanley Greene award from the International Association of Bryologists for $1,100 to complete her dissertation research. She also received a $700 award from the American Microscopy Society allowing her to pursue her studies. A single award for a graduate student is given every year by the Society.
  • April Lynn Rodd is a new initiate to Phi Beta Kappa. She is an EEB Major working in David Wagner's lab.
  • Alejandro Rico Guevara won one of the best presentation awards at last week's joint meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society and the Association of Field Ornithologists. The other presentation award went to Jason Hill '08 for a talk on his MS work.
  • David Wagner was named a finalist for UConn's 2008-2009 Environmental Leadership Award. The awards are given to faculty, staff, students, organizations and teams for their proven dedication and outstanding contributions to a more environmentally aware and sustainable campus. Provost Peter Nicholls will present the awards to the winners on April 20th.
  • Kevin Burgio, who is a University Scholar pursuing his honors thesis work in Margaret Rubega's lab, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. "The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by the United States Congress in 1986 in honor of former United States Senator and 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, a Republican from Arizona. Its goal is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

The Scholarship is awarded to about 300 college sophomores and juniors nationwide a maximum of $7500 per academic year (for their senior year, or junior and senior years). The scholarship is awarded based on merit, the actual amount given is based on financial need. Competition for the Scholarship is exceedingly intense. Universities are allowed to nominate only four undergraduate students per year to receive the final Scholarship. As a result, the Scholarship is widely considered the most prestigious award in the U.S. conferred upon undergraduates studying the sciences. Through March 2006, Princeton University has had the most Goldwater Scholars with 64, followed by Harvard University (60), Duke University (58), Kansas State University (57), and the University of Chicago (53)."

  • Kentwood Wells' book on The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians, published by the University of Chicago Press, has been named one of Choice magazine’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2008. There are 575 titles on the list in all fields, but only 12 in zoology. Choice magazine is used by many libraries to identify books to be added to their collections.
  • Suegene Noh won a Student Competition for the President's Prize at the recent national meeting of the Entomological Society of America, in Reno. The award was for her talk at the session entitled Systematics, Evolution and Biodiversity: Behavior and Communication. The presentation she gave was "The inheritance of song and preference in hybrids between Chrysoperla carnea and C. agilis green lacewings."
  • Joel R. Duff, JUAN CARLOS VILLARREAL, D.C. Cargill, & K.S. Renzaglia received the Sullivant award (recognizing the best paper in bryology published in the Bryologist) from the American Bryological and Lichenological Society for their paper entitled "Progress and challenges toward developing a phylogeny and classification of the hornworts" (2007; The Bryologist 110:214-243)
  • Jang Kim received the First Place - Student Oral Presentation Award for his presentation titled "DESICCATION OF THE ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT GENUS Porphyra (=NORI) ALTERS NITROGEN METABOLISM IN A NOVEL WAY" at World Aquaculture 2008 in Busan, Korea.
  • Leslie J. Mehrhoff was awarded the Gold Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society "for eminent horticultural accomplishments in the horticulture industry,or for outstanding service to the Society" during a black tie dinner on June 12, 2008.
  • Nanci Ross, Ph.D. student of Greg Anderson from the Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, won the Edmund H. Fulling Award for best student contributed oral paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Economic Botany. This, the 49th annual meeting of the Society, was held during the week of 2 June at Duke University. The title of Ms Ross' presentation was: "Impacts of ancient Maya forest gardens on Mesoamerican tree species composition".
  • A paper by Rahbek, C., N. Gotelli, R. K. Colwell, G. L. Entsminger, T. F. L. V. B. Rangel, and G. R. Graves. 2007. Predicting continental-scale patterns of bird species richness with spatially explicit models. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 274:165-174 has won The Smithsonian Institution's "2007 National Museum of Natural History Science Achievement Award," which is given to the best 3-5 papers authored by staff in the NMNH.

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