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Alkaff, MS CESD '97, honored by the White House

Jul. 27, 2015

On July 20, 2015, Huda Alkaff, MS CESD '97, was one of twelve people of faith recognized by the White House as “Champions of Change” for their efforts in protecting our environment and communities from the effects of climate change.

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Gaiser, PhD '97, appointed executive director of School of Environment, Arts and Society at Florida International University

May. 12, 2015

Evelyn Gaiser, PhD '97, has been appointed executive director of FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) and associate dean in the College of Arts & Sciences at Florida International University.

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Kartzinel, PhD ’12, featured in E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation video

Feb. 20, 2015

Research by Tyler Kartzinel, PhD ’12, and his colleague Tyler Coverdale is the subject of “Gorongosa Field Notes: Going Back in Time Four Decades,” part of a video series produced by the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.

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Parsons, MS CESD ’00, blogs about salamanders for National Geographic

Feb. 20, 2015

A post by Doug Parsons, MS CESD ’00, was featured on the National Geographic Voices blog on Jan. 23, 2015.

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Machmuller, PhD ’14, featured on PBS NewsHour

Nov. 26, 2014

Megan Machmuller, PhD ’14, is featured on the Nov. 24, 2014 episode the PBS program NewsHour. The segment covers climate change research in Alaska conducted by Machmuller and colleagues from Colorado State University, where she is currently a postdoctoral fellow.

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D'Elia, PhD '74, receives 2014 Alumni of Distinction Award from UGA Graduate School

Nov. 21, 2014

Christopher Francis D'Elia, PhD '74, was one of 10 graduates honored by the University of Georgia Graduate School with the 2014 Alumni of Distinction Award.

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Julie Rushmore, PhD '13, wins ESA's Volterra Award

Jan. 14, 2014

Julie Rushmore, who received her Ph.D. from the Odum School in 2013 and is pursuing a D.V.M. degree in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Volterra Award for the Best Student Presentation in Theoretical Ecology from the Ecological Society of America.

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Tim Carter, PhD '06, receives $2.9 million NSF grant to create a new kind of science museum

Jan. 10, 2014

Tim Carter, PhD '06, director of the Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University, has received a four-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create sites along six Indianapolis waterways where arts and science will be used to educate the public about Indianapolis’s water system.

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Odum School alumnus Daniel Streicker is first winner of new international prize from Science and SciLifeLab

Dec. 5, 2013

Daniel Streicker, who received his Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Georgia in 2011, has been named the first grand prize winner of the new Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.

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Ecology alumnus Peter Griffith one of 16 honored as 2013 UGA Alumni of Distinction

Oct. 28, 2013

Ecology alumnus Peter C. Griffith, PhD ’88, was one of 16 honored by the University of Georgia Graduate School with the 2013 Alumni of Distinction Award for achieving exceptional success in their professional careers and in service to their community.

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Kacie Moreno-Schoen Darden, BS/MS CESD '05: Ecology Alumna Breaks Female 2-Person World Record in Race Across America

Oct. 17, 2013

Ecology alumna Kacie Moreno-Schoen Darden, BS/MS CESD '05, took part in the 2013 Race Across America, a grueling endurance bicycle competition that begins in Oceanside, CA and ends 3,000 miles later in Annapolis, MD. She and her teammate set the world record for female two-person teams in the event.

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EcoVoice Alumni News: September 2012-June 2013

Oct. 8, 2013

Alumni News updates from the 2013 issue of EcoVoice Magazine.

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Two Odum School alumni among eight from UGA awarded Fulbrights

Oct. 7, 2013

Two recent ecology graduates were among eight UGA students awarded international travel-study grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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