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Week of February 14, 2011

Accolades

Awards

A paleontology book co-edited by William Sanders, assistant research scientist and chief vertebrate preparatory, Museum of Paleontology, and containing chapters by six U-M experts, including Sanders, recently won the top prize in the Science: Single Volume Reference category of the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence. Other U-M experts from the museum who contributed to the book are Philip Gingerich, director; Iyad Zalmout, research fellow; Gregg Gunnell, research museum collection manager; Laura MacLatchy, associate professor of anthropology and associate research scientist; and former anthropology student Jerry De Silva.

Alissa Kerner, a graduate student in the Lin Lab, Life Sciences Institute, has been named an Addgene Challenge Award winner. The awards program highlights labs that are using plasmids in both novel and creative ways to advance research. Kerner currently is engineering two separate E. coli auxotroph strains in order to develop a tunable, synthetic consortium where the strains are dependent on one-another for growth.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Rev. Gregory Joyce, administrative specialist, Cardiovascular Center Administration, on balancing his work at the CVC and his priesthood: “I am a better priest because of my work at the CVC, and I am a better CVC employee because of my work at the church.”

EVENTS

George Bernard Shaw’s comedy “Arms and the Man,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19, and 2 p.m. Feb. 20, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

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