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Duncan Lecture presented by Dr. John Mather, Nobel Prize winner, now available to watch online

05/25/2016

The College of Sciences and Mathematics’ annual M.M. "Dunc" Duncan Jr. Memorial Lecture was held last month and featured Nobel Prize winner John Mather, PhD, senior astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The lecture, “From the big bang to now: observing the universe with the James Webb Space Telescope,” is now available to watch online

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College Rank names The 30 Most Beautiful College Arboretums

05/25/2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Rank, a website dedicated to ranking and evaluating college programs, has just announced their list of the 30 Most Beautiful College Arboretums. To generate this list, the team at College Rank looked at hundreds of college arboretums from around the country. Arboretums harbor lavish collections of plants, flowers for visitors and students to enjoy. Arboretums also foster educational and conservation efforts put forth by the university. In generating this ranking, we scored criteria based on total size or acreage of the arboretum, educational resources and community outreach programming, various collections that the arboretum maintains and a total number of species that the arboretum boasts.

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COSAM professor part of team that discovers redness gene in birds

05/24/2016

Why do some birds have red feathers? Geoffrey Hill, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University, finally found an answer to this deceptively challenging question. Thanks to modern genomics and a collaborative effort by Hill and an international team of scientists, including colleagues Miguel Carneiro at the University of Porto in Portugal and Joseph Corbo at Washington University in St. Louis, the key gene that enables birds to have red coloring in their feathers and skin is now identified.

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Patent issued to Drs. Easley and Shannon

05/23/2016

Drs. Easley and Shannon were issued a patent for their invention of an “Electrochemical Proximity Assay.”

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Jonathan Waldrop has won the 3rd Place Graduate Poster Award at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association

05/17/2016

Jonathan Waldrop has won the 3rd Place Graduate Poster Award at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry Association

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Jonathan Musila's poster was awarded first place at the Southeast Enzyme Conference (SEC).

05/17/2016

Jonathan Musila's (a graduate student in the Ellis lab) poster was awarded first place at the Southeast Enzyme Conference (SEC).

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Meet COSAM Graduation Marshal Taylor Young

05/12/2016

Taylor Young represented the College of Sciences and Mathematics at the spring 2016 commencement ceremony.

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Alumni Update: Dr. Emily Roarty '01

05/12/2016

Dr. Emily Roarty, molecular biology ’01, is a scientific manager in the Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology at MD Anderson in Houston, where she oversees the departmental scientific research program including grants, contracts and the Lung Cancer Moon Shot Program.

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Congratulations to Dr. Eduardus Duin on his recent publication in PNAS

05/10/2016

Congratulations to Dr. Eduardus Duin on his recent publication in PNAS

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McAtee accepts a Statistician position with Oak Ridge Affiliated Universities

05/06/2016

Mr. Aaron McAtee has accepted a Statistician position with Oak Ridge Affiliated Universities (ORAU).

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Geraldo de Souza retiring after 34 years

05/06/2016

Mr. Aaron McAtee has accepted a Statistician position with Oak Ridge Affiliated Universities (ORAU).

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Auburn’s Climatology Field Trip to the Weather Station

05/02/2016

Our group was briefed in the airport lobby. Auburn University Climatology Class of 2016 taught by Dr. Chandana Mitra (Geosciences) had a wonderful and productive trip to Auburn University Regional Airport's weather station. They were able to examine active weather monitoring equipment and were able to ask question of experts in the field. Some of the more modern instruments they saw and learned about were the barometer, wind vane and anemometer, continuous-recording rain gauge, transmissometer, and their newest instrument, a laser ceilometer.

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