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Best publishes first and only guidebook to mammals in Alabama

07/31/2014

Biological Sciences Professor Troy Best co-authored a new book titled, "Mammals of Alabama." Best wrote the book with the late Auburn University Professor of Biological Sciences Julian Dusi, and it is the first and only exhaustive guidebook to Alabama's diverse mammalian fauna. Written for anyone with an interest in mammalian diversity within the state, the book serves as a guide to species identification and includes hundreds of photos and fun facts.

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Geomorphology

07/30/2014

Dr. Shepherd earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Dynamics in 2010 from the University of Arkansas and currently holds the title of Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Her research expertise falls within the area of fluvial geomorphology with a focus on anthropogenic impacts on fluvial systems and landscape evolution.

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Three new Lecturers in Fall 2014

07/24/2014

Ashley Curtiss, Ria Yngard and Lynn Mandeltort have been hired as Lecturers for the 2014-2015 academic year. Dr. Curtiss and Dr. Yngard formerly held the title of Instructor at Auburn University. Dr. Mandeltort is a former postdoctoral fellow who worked with Associate Professor John Gorden.

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NSF Grant for Duin

07/11/2014

Associate Professor Eduardus Duin has been awarded a three-year grant by the National Science Foundation for his proposal entitled “Collaborative Research: Understanding Electron Bifurcation in Methanogenic Archaea”. This research will be performed in collaboration with Dr. John Leigh of the University of Washington.

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COSAM Summer Bridge Program a Success

07/07/2014

Twenty-eight participants were selected to attend the 2014 Summer Bridge program (June 1-26, 2014). Six males and 22 female students participated in and completed the program. Since female students are outnumbering the male students in higher education, the Summer Bridge program will continue to diligently recruit highly motivated, African-American males in an effort to curtail the rapidly declining college enrollment of this demographic group. Participants were from five states: Alabama (15), Florida (1), Georgia (10), Illinois (1), and Tennessee (1). Twenty six of the students plan to major in pre-professional programs or curricula in Mathematics and Sciences, and two plan to major in Engineering.

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Student Chapters Breed Professional Success

07/03/2014

Student Chapters Breed Professional Success

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2014 TEA Students and Mentors

06/17/2014

The TEA Program was established to raise the level of enthusiasm of both high school students and their teachers for careers in science.

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