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Dr. Wlodek Kuperberg part of the 'Research in Pairs' (RiP) program

07/31/2013

Dr. Wlodek Kuperberg conducted research at the Oberwolfach Mathematical Research Institute (Germany) from April 7 - May 5, 2013. The research was supported by the Institute under the "Research in Pairs" (RiP) program and  he worked with his collaborating Professor Gábor Fejes Tóth of the Alfred Rényi Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.

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Cobb conducts internship with World Food Programme’s Emergency Preparedness and Response team in Italy

07/31/2013

Avery Cobb, an undergraduate student majoring in geography, is in Rome, Italy, conducting an internship with the World Food Programme’s Emergency Preparedness and Response, GIS Team. She recently wrote a reflection on her internship, and it is published below:

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Summerlin attends international SEGF student field course, receives grants

07/30/2013

Geology graduate student Erin Summerlin recently attended the Society of Economic Geologists Foundation’s 11th Student Field Course titled, “Precious Metals Deposits of the Southwestern U.S.” Selection for the program is rigorous and 19 total participants were accepted from the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Bulgaria and Mongolia. The course involved a weeklong trip to Nevada, Arizona and California, visiting both open-pit and underground mines that produce precious ores, including gold, silver, copper and molybdenum. Participants learned key dynamics of both high- and low-epithermal sulfidation and porphyry systems. Students received the opportunity to view these systems in the field, seeing firsthand how to recognize and characterize the deposits from both academic and industry experts. Participants also toured active mines to view daily mining operations, including the entire milling-through-refining process. Participating in lectures and discussion with trip leaders and industry professionals was also part of the trip. Student trips funded by SEGF offer opportunities to further prepare for careers in economic geology and provide attendees with the chance to network with both professionals and future colleagues within the economic geology discipline.

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ACS Award for Ryan Hasemeier

07/29/2013

Ryan Hasemeier, recipient of the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Dean’s Medalist for Chemistry and Biochemistry for the 2012-2013 academic year,  has won the Undergraduate Inorganic Chemistry Award of the American Chemical Society.  He worked with Associate Professor Holly Ellis on the iron coordination center of the enzyme cysteine dioxygenase and was nominated for this ACS award by Professor David Stanbury and Associate Professor Christian Goldsmith. In the fall semester, he will begin graduate study in chemical biology at Johns Hopkins University.

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Gwen Kirk selected to receive 2013 Lilly-Lovelace Distinguished Service Award

07/26/2013

Gwen Kirk, Office Administrator/Supervisor in the department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been selected to receive the inaugural 2013 Lilly-Lovelace Distinguished Service Award in the Staff-Departmental category. This award is to recognize her exceptional service. The Lilly-Lovelace awards will be presented at the Fall 2013 Dean's Leadership Council Luncheon on September 13, 2013. Gwen will receive a $250 award.

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Lilly-Lovelace Award for Stephen Swann

07/25/2013

Stephen Swann, Laboratory Manager for General Chemistry, has been selected to receive the 2013 Lilly-Lovelace Distinguished Service Award in recognition of 17 years of exceptional service to Auburn University.

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Bradley publishes book about new technologies in the life sciences

07/25/2013

Professor emeritus of Biological Sciences James Bradley recently published the book, "Brutes or Angels: Human Possibility in the Age of Biotechnology." The book includes basic information on an array of new technologies in the life sciences and the ethical issues raised by each. Bradley means for the book ito facilitate informed decision-making about the personal use of biotechnologies and the formulation of public policies governing their development and use. Ten biotechnologies that impact humans are considered: stem cell research, embryo selection, human genomics, gene therapies, human reproductive cloning, age retardation, cognition enhancement, the engineering of nonhuman organisms, nanobiology and synthetic biology. For more information about Bradley, go to this website.

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