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February 2015

EEB grads rock:
Ms. Andrews goes to Washington

Holly AndrewsEEB graduate student, Holly Andrews, ventured to Capitol Hill for the annual conference of the Association of Ecosystem Research Centers, where she met with Congressional staffers.

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Research feature: Not quite snakes on a plane but mites on planes!

American house dust miteAs if travel isn't stressful enough. Now University of Michigan researchers say we're likely sharing that already overcrowded airline cabin with countless tiny creatures including house dust mites.

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Alumni spotlight: Koelle named to Popular Science "Brilliant 10"

Katia KoellePopular Science magazine has named Katia Koelle (U-M EEB Ph.D. 2005), an assistant professor at Duke University, one of "The Brilliant 10" for 2014.

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Bio-sciences building design blends research, teaching, museums

Architect's drawing of new BioScience Bldg"Our goal is to provide a first-rate research and teaching space that will enable our current faculty to do their best work, and to recruit and retain the nation's top faculty and students," said Andrew Martin, dean of LSA.

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Photo finish: contest comes through with flying colors

Desert banded geckoEach year since 2008, EEB has held a photo contest that yields a stunning array of photos covering the globe and showcasing creatures from microscopic Daphnia to enormous elephants, nature scenes, and much more.

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Awesome awards to tell you about: kudos to Rabosky and Wood

Dan RaboskyProfessor Dan Rabosky was one of 18 young scientists and engineers nationwide awarded the prestigious 2014 Packard Fellowship.

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Chelsea WoodProfessor and Michigan Fellow Chelsea Wood won the 2014 Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists in Stockholm, Sweden, where she got to rub elbows with Nobel Laureates. She had fun Tweeting about the experience.

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