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Awards + recognition

CBS faculty, staff and students have received hundreds of local and national awards for their teaching, research and service.

TA Award Nominations for 2016

The TA Award was created to recognize teaching assistants who demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or other instructional activities that enhance the undergraduate and/or graduate educational experience at the University of Minnesota. Nominate your TA today to honor the work they did in your course! Applications are due by January 20, 2017. Find more information on the TA award page

Alumni Award Recipients Recognized

Two College of Biological Sciences alums were honored at the college's 2016 Recognition and Appreciation Dinner in late October.

Valery Forbes, Kipling Thacker, Aliredha Walji
Left to Right: Dean Valery Forbes, Kipling Thacker, Aliredha Walji

University Announces Grand Challenges Grants

CBS faculty among the recipients of the new interdisciplinary research grants

The first round of University of Minnesota Grand Challenges Research grants, totaling $3.6 million, were awarded to 29 teams of faculty from across the Twin Cities campus. The research collaborations address the University's five interrelated Grand Challenges areas of special focus, with one integrative initiative spanning multiple areas. Areas of focus include:

Hobbie Receives Ada Comstock Award

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior faculty member Sarah Hobbie recognized with special distinction for distinguished women faculty at the University of Minnesota.
Sarah Hobbie
Sarah Hobbie at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve.

Sarah Hobbie was recently named the 2016