The Graduate College

Fall 2010

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Reflections from the Dean
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Program Notes: Ed Tech and Early Childhood
GSO Update
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Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me at the Start
Lady of the Rings
On Teaching: Active Learning Strategies
Nailing the Phone Interview
Graduate School for the Career Professional
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Fall 2010 Honors & Accomplishments

Special Recognition


Cerissa Hoglander (MS Environmental Sciences and Policy) received a Hansen-Welles Scholarship from the Desert Bighorn Council for her project entitled "Landscape Models of Water Resource Availability for and Habitat Use by Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis mexicana) in Southwestern Arizona." The grant is for $4,000.

Valerie Kurth (PhD Forest Science) received a National Science Foundation $14,040 doctoral dissertation improvement grant for "Controls on Post-Wildfire Carbon Accumulation and Release Patterns."

Tatiana M. Nekrasova-Becker (PhD Applied Linguistics) received a Russian Foundation for Basic Research grant of $1,000 to participate in academic events organized abroad in 2010. She used her award to attend the IV International Formulaic Language Research Network (FLaRN) conference in Paderborn, Germany.

Larissa Yocom (PhD Forest Science) received $11,283 from the National Science Foundation toward her doctoral dissertation enhancement project, "Exploring Climatic and Human Drivers of Fire Regime in a High-Elevation Mexican Forest." See "Lady of the Rings" in this issue for more information about her research.