December 18, 2009
Science Faculty Named AAAS Fellows
Six LSA science and SNRE faculty members are among ten University of Michigan faculty to be newly elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Daniel Brown, professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE), for contributions to the understanding of the consequences of land-use change on ecosystems, and human vulnerability via the innovative blending of social and ecological analysis.
Mary Anne Carroll, professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, College of Engineering (CoE), for sustained research and service in atmospheric chemistry and creative teaching in earth system science. Carroll has appointments in chemistry and geological sciences, both in LSA.
Peter van Keken, professor of geophysics, for contributions to the fields of geophysics and geodynamics, particularly in using calculations of mantle deformation to reconstruct Earth’s thermal and chemical evolution.
Robert Megginson, professor of mathematics and associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education in LSA, for sustained excellence as a scholar, mentor, and academic administrator whose pragmatism and hard work have fostered opportunities for those underrepresented in mathematics and science.
Ivette Perfecto, professor of Ecology and Natural Resources in SNRE, for contributions to preserving biological diversity, particularly in demonstrating the importance of incorporating agricultural systems in models for conservation of biodiversity.
Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, professor of chemistry and biophysics, for contributions to the development and applications of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, particularly to study the atomic-level structure and function of proteins associated with the cell membrane, antibiotic peptides, amyloid proteins, bone and nanomaterials.
Get the full story from the University Record online.
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December 10, 2009
Extended Library Hours for Exams
Once again, the Shapiro Library building will be open 24 hours most days during study days and final exams. Our extended hours will start Sunday, December 13. After exams end on December 23, the library will be open on a holiday schedule almost every day during break.
For full details see Science Library hours.
Stable link | Posted by betsywil at 02:52 PM
December 04, 2009
Please take a moment to review MLibrary’s GREENR database trial.
This new multi-disciplinary resource from Gale includes almost 200 issue portals that cover air quality, water quality, carbon footprints, waste management and land reclamation from the standpoint of business, economics, law, etc.
The trial ends on December 31st, so don't delay if you are interested in trying it out. Please send any feedback on GREENR to the librarian for Natural Resources and Environment, Lori Tchirhart.
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