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August 2014

EEB grads rack up three Rackham International Research Awards

Casting a netEEB graduate students Adrian Melo Carillo, Sergio Redondo and Andréa Thomaz received Rackham International Research Awards for their research on genetic diversity of endangered Mexican howler monkeys and biogeography of guppies in Brazil.

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Research feature: Smithsonian Global Earth Observatory forest plot at E.S. George Reserve

measuring tree circumferenceWith a SIGEO plot in Michigan, UM students will be able to compare the dynamics of the ESGR plot with oak-hickory forests in Indiana or maple-dominated forests in China. The possibilities are endless. The precise mapping will also provide a spatial framework for studies of insects, fungi, soils and other aspects of the forest biota.

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$1.5 million grant expands undergrad research opportunities

Students experiment in a lab.More than 3,700 additional U-M undergraduates will get real-world research experience over the next five years through a $1.5 million science, technology, engineering and math education grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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Alumni spotlight: Wilson spent 40 years as a teacher and school admin

Peter WilsonYears ago, Peter Wilson (B.S. Biology '58, M.S. Biology '60) enjoyed being a volunteer photographer as a student at the U-M Biological Station. Today, he's a volunteer photographer at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

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Alumni spotlight: Cobey researches vaccinations and immunity

Sarah CobeySarah Cobey (Ph.D. EEB 2009) became an assistant professor in the Ecology and Evolution Department at the University of Chicago in July 2013.

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Undergrad Engelman shoots UMMZ videos for Insect Week

World By Charlie Insect Week video.In these fun WorldbyCharlie videos filmed at the U-M Museum of Zoology from the insect collection, you will learn about beetle battles, why male horse flies have such BIG eyes, and see the largest butterflies IN THE WORLD.

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