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June 28, 2007

Winickoff Selected as Greenwall Faculty Scholar

David Winickoff, assistant professor of bioethics and society, has been selected to be a Greenwall Faculty Scholar in Bioethics after an extensive process of reviews and interviews. Winickoff will be working on a project called “Bioethics and Property Relations in University Life Science Research.” The Greenwall Faculty Scholar Program is a prestigious career development award to enable young faculty members to carry out research in the field of bioethics.

Carolyn Merchant Awarded Berkeley Research Futures Grant

Professor Carolyn Merchant from the department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management has been awarded the spring 2007 Berkeley Research Futures Grant. The grant, funded by the office of the chancellor for research as well as CNR, will provide $50,000 in support of Merchant’s work, “Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Emerging Technologies.”

PMB and ESPM Postdocs Named Miller Fellows

Two CNR postdoctoral students have been named Miller Research Fellows for 2007. Tessa Burch-Smith from the department of Plant and Microbial Biology and Corrie Saux Moreau from the department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management were nominated on the basis of their academic achievement and the potential of their scientific research. Burch-Smith, who will be working with faculty sponsor Professor Patricia Zambryski, is studying plasmodesmata aperture regulation in plant cells. Saux Moreau, sponsored by Professors Craig Moritz (Integrative Biology) and George Roderick (ESPM), is studying the population structure and ecology of ants in the Australian wet tropics.

June 19, 2007

Executive Associate Dean, Departmental Leadership Announced

Prof. Steve Welter

Stephen Welter, professor of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, has been named executive associate dean of CNR beginning August 1.

Welter is a former chair of the division of Organisms & Environment, recipient of the Academic Senate’s Distinguished Teaching Award, and a respected researcher in the field of insect biology. As executive associate dean, he will represent the College on the ANR Program Council, oversee the Office of Instruction and Student Affairs, and represent the Dean’s Office with authority equivalent to that of Interim Dean Keith Gilless.

Departmental leadership changes, effective July 1, were also announced.

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