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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.

Outstanding Senior Kecil John Strives to Inform the Public about Science
Outstanding Senior Kecil John Strives to Inform the Public about Science

Recent graduate, Kecil John, was one of three students selected for the 2017 Outstanding Academic Achievement & Promise in Zoology Award from the Department of Integrative Biology. Kecil was also awarded the Dr. Marvin Hensley Endowed Scholarship Fund in Zoology and was selected as an Outstanding Senior by the University. During her time at MSU, Kecil was a Professorial Assistant in the MSU Hyena Lab, a campus Resident Assistant, an intern at a public relations firm in Okemos, MI, and helped develop media for the Department's communication channels.

Richard Lenski Gives Commencement Speach at Alma Mater's Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Richard Lenski Gives Commencement Speach at Alma Mater's Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Richard Lenski was invited to spoke at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his doctorate in 1982.  He spoke of core themes in his research and how these same themes play a role in life and our professional careers. 

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