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BIO - Summer 2010

Research News

Green is the new black

Steve Heilmann may have found an eco-friendly algae-based solution to our energy problems.

 

 

 

A matter of time

Ecologist Craig Packer finds that when it comes to huntin, time limits matter more than quotas.

 

 

 

Life and times of an evolutionary debate

Mark Borrello requests the contentious history of group selection theory in a new book.

 

 

 

Grassland gurus come to Cedar Creek

Eric Seabloom and Elizabeth Borer draw on a global netwrok to evaluate human impact on ecosystems.

 

 

 

A "rare" find in tropical biodiversity

Why are some tropical species rare while others are common?  Depends on what takes root next door.

 

 

 

College News

Making biochemistry matter

Longtime professor Paul Siliciano wins a Morse Alumni Award for making a challenging subject accessible.

 

 

 

A transfer and a triumph

Michele Luhm Vigor transferred from community college to CBS.  Now, she's on to medical school.

 

 

 

A win for student research

The College of Biological Sciences received a $1.5 million grant to boost undergraduate research opportunities.

 

 

 

Going from good to great

A team of biology education experts recently weighed in on what CBS is doing right and what it can do better.

 

 

 

Alumni News

Making legal sense of science

CBS alum Deb Carlson is using her science background in a way she never expected.

 

 

 

A natural wonder

Janet Boe was a top-notch naturalist.  When she died, her husband Thom found the perfect way to honor her passion.

 

 

 

Time for a visit to Itasca

Spend a brilliant fall weekend with CBS alumni and donors at Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories.

 

 

 

Keep college ties strong

Join the College of Biological Sciences Alumni Society (BSAS), part of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, and take advantage of a whole range of benefits. Get discounts on event tickets, Gopher apparel and more. Call UMAA Member Services at 612-624-2323 or visit the membership page.