Biology Professor Wins Top Prize for Biodiversity Study
Marlis Douglas, a biology professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and the holder of the Brubaker Professorship of Life Sciences, recently received a first-place award from Integrated DNA Technologies Inc.
Douglas won the award for research she led on a new genomic method to accurately assess biodiversity in endangered fish. The award carries a $25,000 prize.
IDT develops, manufactures and markets nucleic acid products for the life sciences industry. The company recently announced the winners of its third annual IDT Sustainability Award.
"We are proud to recognize and reward innovation in biodiversity research through the IDT Sustainability Award program," said IDT's chief sustainability officer, Elizabeth Walder. "The winners' research in this historically underfunded area could impact some of the biggest sustainability challenges of our time."
Award winners will present their work at a special event hosted by IDT this summer at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
Celina Suarez and Glenn Sharman of the Department of Geosciences recently received a five-year, $588,000 NSF grant to research the transition period from the Early to Late Cretaceous.
U of A graduate student and saxophonist Landon Cole has been selected to advance to the regional round of the Music Teachers' National Association's Young Artist Solo Competition.
Beginning at 6 p.m. — when Mullins Library would typically close — the campus community is invited to come make some noise in the usually-quiet spaces on Levels 3 and 4 before they close for renovation.
Takama Statton-Brooks, director of residence education for U of A Housing, recently served as a mentor for the Southwestern Association of College and University Housing Offices.
All UREC facilities, including the HPER building, the UREC Fitness Center, and the UREC Sports Complex will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28, and reduced hours will be set on other days.