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.
Lisa M. Corrigan, professor of communication, will give the first of four lectures focusing on racism, social justice, and policing hosted by the Pryor Center. It will be at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Douglas Terrier, chief technologist for NASA, will discuss space technologies at 11:30 a.m. CDT Sept. 23. U of A students will have access to hear the discussion through the university's Rome Center.
Mary Gentile, author of Giving Voice to Values, will speak via Zoom at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, as part of the Let's Talk About Integrity and Race program.
Carl Smith will be a visiting professor at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture. He was also awarded the 2020 Green Medal Sustainability Award by Garden Communicators International.
University of Arkansas Greek Life will offer a variety of programs and activities to inform the Greek community on the dangers of hazing.