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Registration open for Republic of Panama study abroad course on climate change

03/04/2014

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Bradley Merner to become Assistant Professor in Fall 2013

03/25/2013

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Our PhD student Mr. Feng Bao won the best student paper award at the SIAM Southeast Atlantic Section Annual Meeting

03/25/2013

Our PhD student Mr. Feng Bao won the best student paper award at the SIAM Southeast Atlantic Section Annual Meeting held on March 23-24, 2013, at the University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Lab. The winning paper is entitled "An accurate and stable numerical algoritm for nonlinear filtering problems" co-authored with Dr. Yanzhao Cao and Dr. Xiaoying (Maggie) Han.

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Nature article by Assistant Professor Mansoorabadi

03/21/2013

Assistant Professor Steven Mansoorabadi is a co-author of an article entitled “Mechanistic studies of an unprecedented enzyme-catalysed 1,2 phosphono-migration reaction” which will be published in the April 4, 2013 issue of the prestigious journal Nature.  Dr. Mansoorabadi joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University in August 2012.

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Dana Lashley awarded inaugural Livant Graduate Fellowship

03/13/2013

Assistant Professor Steven Mansoorabadi is a co-author of an article entitled “Mechanistic studies of an unprecedented enzyme-catalysed 1,2 phosphono-migration reaction” which will be published in the April 4, 2013 issue of the prestigious journal Nature.  Dr. Mansoorabadi joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University in August 2012.

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2013 Women of Distinction Faculty Leadership Award to Dr. Anne Gorden

03/12/2013

Assistant Professor Steven Mansoorabadi is a co-author of an article entitled “Mechanistic studies of an unprecedented enzyme-catalysed 1,2 phosphono-migration reaction” which will be published in the April 4, 2013 issue of the prestigious journal Nature.  Dr. Mansoorabadi joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University in August 2012.

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Searching for evidence of life on the Red Planet

03/08/2013

Has there ever been life on Mars? Shawn Wright, researcher and postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geology and Geography, suggests we can only answer that question by looking in the right places. As a member of an international team of scientists, Wright recently discovered evidence for an ancient lake in one of the Red Planet’s deepest craters, leading scientists to conclude the location may have been habitable for microorganisms living deep underground.

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Promotion and Tenure for Christopher Easley and Christian Goldsmith

03/06/2013

Has there ever been life on Mars? Shawn Wright, researcher and postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geology and Geography, suggests we can only answer that question by looking in the right places. As a member of an international team of scientists, Wright recently discovered evidence for an ancient lake in one of the Red Planet’s deepest craters, leading scientists to conclude the location may have been habitable for microorganisms living deep underground.

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SCB participates in Conecuh National Forest work weekend on Indigo Snake Project

03/04/2013

Auburn University’s chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) continued to volunteer to aid the Indigo Snake reintroduction effort in Conecuh National Forest. A small but dedicated band (4 students plus faculty advisor Boyd) helped Dr. Craig Guyer and his lab group remove snake pens that had been installed several years ago on the national forest for experimental purposes but had now outlived their usefulness. Despite very cool weather, during the 2 days on the site we almost completely removed hundreds of t-posts and hundreds of meters of hardware cloth fencing to help prepare the site for a prescribed burn during the coming months.

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SCB February meeting features Anima-Palooza by Jimmy and Sierra Stiles

03/04/2013

Auburn University’s chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) held its February meeting on the 28th, and the 27 members in attendance were treated to a display of animals by DBS graduate students Jimmy and Sierra Stiles. The Stiles use their collection of animals for conservation education, and brought an assortment of salamanders, frogs/toads, turtles, lizards and snakes (plus a baby alligator) to the meeting. Jimmy and Sierra regaled the group with stories about the conservation significance of the collection, and we discussed our plans to for a workday weekend in March at Conecuh National Forest.

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Congratulation to Sarah for winning the Graduate Research Award.

03/04/2013

Geology Graduate Student Sarah Sheffield was recently honored at the COSAM Dean’s Research Awards ceremony on March 6. The awards provide the dean with an opportunity to acknowledge outstanding COSAM faculty and students for their research and scholarly accomplishments. Congratulations again to Sarah for winning the M.S. Graduate Research Award.

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