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June 30, 2014

GSI's Honor Huntsinger with Mentorship Award

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Photos: Peg Skorpinski

The UC Berkeley Graduate Division's Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs was presented to Lynn Huntsinger, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, for providing GSIs with guidance and mentorship in teaching.

Surrounded by faculty, undergraduate students, and GSIs who held balloons, flowers and a framed certificate, Huntsinger received the award from Professor Laura Stoker, Chair of the Graduate Council Advisory Committee for GSI Affairs, as a surprise in the middle of a spring class.

“Lynn’s mentorship provides us with a key opportunity for us to grow as instructors in our own right,” wrote one GSI who nominated Huntsinger for the award. “Lynn also works hard to share decision-making with GSIs and to give them authentic teaching and course planning experience.”

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June 23, 2014

Study sheds light on how plants "put the brakes" on growth

By Karyn Houston, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology

A team of researchers led by the Quail Lab at UC Berkeley has zeroed in on the important process of “attenuation,” the way cells guard against potentially harmful overreactions to the external cues that enable them to adapt to prevailing conditions.

"In the biosciences, defects in signaling attenuation mechanisms are under increasing scrutiny in both medical and agricultural areas," said Peter Quail, professor in the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley and research director at the Plant Gene Expression Center in Albany, CA.

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