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Grad student attends conference, lands summer internship

Grad student Nathan Crock attended Sunposium 2015, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience biennial conference in Jupiter, Florida. The Sunposium highlights some of the most complex issues at the forefront of understanding neural circuits, and features world-renowned scientists from research institutes and universities throughout the US and Europe. While he was at the March event, Crock discussed his research, and was invited to the Planck Institute for a collaboration.

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Gunzburger named Lawton Professor

Scientific Computing department chair Max Gunzburger has been named the 2015-2016 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Award. The Lawton award is the highest honor faculty can bestow on a colleague. The award recognizes faculty for scholarly distinction in the discipline, quality teaching, graduate mentoring, research and service to the community. Visit for the full story.

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Beerli awarded faculty research grant

A research project aimed at studying deep sea shark populations has received funding from the university Committee on Faculty Research Support through the Council on Research and Creativity. COFRS awarded research funding to Professor Peter Beerli for $14,000. Beerli’s proposal, Simulating Deep Sea Shark Populations: Explorations to improve population genetic inference from genomic data, will generate new software tools and provide simulation data to examine patterns of genetic variation caused by population processes. Beerli plans to collaborate with Charleston College professor Gavin Naylor.

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