The American Fisheries Society Recognized Faculty and Graduate Students for their Accomplishments

The Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society held its summer 2009 meeting awarding UMass faculty and students for their accomplishments. Dr. Francis Juanes received The Award of Excellence, which recognizes an SNEC member who has made exceptional contributions to the field(s) of fishery administration, education, management or research. Criteria for the Award can include significant publications, exceptional service, outstanding teaching or training of students, important discoveries or inventions, or other major contributions to the advancement of fishery science. David Stormer, PhD student in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation, has been awarded a $500 travel grant from the Southern New England Chapter of the American Fisheries Society to attend the national meeting in August in Nashville, Tennessee. The award is given to deserving graduate students or exceptional undergraduate students to make an oral or poster presentation or attend the American Fisheries Society (AFS) annual meeting. David will be giving two presentations at this meeting. The Saul B. Saila for Best Student Paper Award was awarded to Michelle Staudinger, PhD student...
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Paul Fisette, Department Head, named to National Academies Panel on U.S. Capitol Complex

The National Academies has invited Paul Fisette, Professor and Department Head of Natural Resources Conservation to serve on an expert panel to explore the scientific and technical issues related to implementing energy and sustainability initiatives throughout the U.S. Capitol Complex. The U.S. Capitol Complex comprises 25 major buildings on Capitol Hill, including the Capitol building, the House and Senate office buildings, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the U.S. Botanic Gardens, and various support facilities. Since 2004, the Office of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) has been undertaking the development of a new Capitol Complex Master Plan. The review will include an in-depth critique and evaluation of a draft Sustainability Framework Plan and the identification of energy efficiency and sustainability opportunities in two new projects to be accomplished in the near future: a whole building renewal of the Cannon House Office Building and a new parking garage for the Senate. The AOC is seeking to learn more about...
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