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  • Congratulate Roberta Engel and Tobias Landberg, who both received awards from the NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant program.
  • Juan Carlos Villarreal received a $1,000 grant from the International Association of Plant Taxonomists.
  • Suegene Noh has been awarded a grant from Sigma Xi for her work in lacewings, entitled "Investigating species boundaries and the role of mating signals during lineage divergence in European green lacewings of the Chrysoperla carnea group (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)"
  • March 1, 2008: Graduate Student Symposium This is an all day event where graduate students present their research to other students and faculty. Any EEB graduate student can present: BSMS, masters, or PhD students. New graduate students typically present research ideas or preliminary data, while those more ‘seasoned’ students present their most recent results, often in preparation for upcoming spring and summer meetings. See more at Symposium 2008
  • Congratulate Clinton Morse on being this year’s winner of the University of Connecticut Award for Excellence in Outreach and Public Engagement (staff category), for his many public-outreach activities associated with the greenhouses.
  • EEB in the Blogosphere. Three members of EEB are communicating to the outside world by blogging about science. Amy Weiss is proving biology matters by searching out the gummy tapeworms and bacterial art in popular culture at Cells in Culture. Kent Holsinger, at Uncommon Ground is blogging on academics, the environment, and biodiversity. Don’t miss his post on the change in USDA hardiness zones since 1990; soon we’ll be able to grow live oaks in CT, instead of maples. Jessica Budke, at Moss Plants and More is providing research reports, information and commentary on all things bryological. Moss mugshots are up!
  • October 6, 2007: Leah Brown-Wilusz has been awarded a travel grant by the Office of Undergraduate Research to present her summer research at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology's annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
  • September 10, 2007: Amy Weiss has been funded to work on a 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.