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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).
  • August 24, 2007: Charlie 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.
  • July 17, 2007: Justin Davis has accepted a position as a Fisheries Biologist with the Inland Fisheries Division, Eastern District.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • May 18, 2007: Congratulations to Logan Senack for receiving a 2007 SURF award for this summer!
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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