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2017 Conservation Medicine in New Zealand Study Abroad Recap
2017 Conservation Medicine in New Zealand Study Abroad Recap

A new semester-long, global educational initiative was successfully completed Spring semester 2017 in New Zealand and provided students with a unique opportunity for laboratory research, field studies, and cultural integration. The Conservation Medicine in New Zealand program provided students with a fundamental understanding of the interconnected components of health while gaining research and communication skills. The students worked with leading researchers, government agencies, and local communities to facilitate global health initiatives.

Danielle Fortin Wins Vera M. Wallach Honors College Scholarship Fund Award
Danielle Fortin Wins Vera M. Wallach Honors College Scholarship Fund Award

Motivated by her passion to further understand and improve the care of livestock and domestic animals, Danielle Fortin has accomplished much as an active participant in undergraduate research and relevant career experience in her short time as an undergrad. She has recently been awarded the Vera M. Wallach Honors College Scholarship Fund Award for her dedication to her education and research at MSU.

Richard Hill Retires After 45 Years at MSU
Richard Hill Retires After 45 Years at MSU

Richard “Dick” Hill joined the Department in 1972 as an assistant professor. He began his career studying mammalian thermal regulation. In the early 1990s, he switched his research focus to marine biology. Dick has been the recipient of numerous visiting professorships, fellowships, and honors, including an AAAS Fellow in 1992. He has written seven books including, Animal Physiology, which is used at universities around the world. Dick organized and led nearly 30 educational trips for undergraduates to the Atlantic seaboard and the Galápagos Islands. After 45 years at MSU, Dick retired in May 2017. Dick’s greatest legacy will be the students he inspired and mentored in the areas of research, education, and how to become better members of society.

Richard Lenski Elected Associate Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization
Richard Lenski Elected Associate Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization

Richard Lenski, Michigan State University John Hannah Distinguished Professor and evolutionary biologist renowned for his E. coli Long-Term Experimental Evolution Project, has been elected an associate member of the European Molecular Biology Organization. Lenski was one of 65 life scientists elected to EMBO’s membership in 2017. This cohort joins a group of more than 1,700 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world.

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