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Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

David DeMarini Elected President of the International Association of Environmental Mutagen Societies

February 10, 2006 ESE Adjunct Professor, Dr. David DeMarini has been elected President of the International Association of Environmental Mutagen Societies (IAEMS). Its primary purpose is to provide a means whereby those engaged in environmental mutagenesis research and related fields in all countries may communicate more readily with each other, and through this process, advance… Read more »

Swenberg one of two SPH faculty members named Kenan professor

February 09, 2006 Drs. James Swenberg and Steven Zeisel have been named Kenan professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, endowed faculty positions awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers.”Both Dr. Zeisel and Dr. Swenberg are known worldwide for their significant contributions to science as well as to students,”… Read more »

Kelly Kavit quoted in University Gazette

February 06, 2006 ESE’s Human Resources Facilitator, Kelly Kavit, was quoted in the January 25, 2006 edition of the University Gazette regarding the new EPAWeb system. Read the article online here. For further information please contact Rebecca Riggsbee Lloyd by email at Rebecca_Lloyd@unc.edu  

ESE Joint Professors featured in current edition of Endeavors

January 30, 2006 In an article entitled “The next one could be worse” regarding Hurricane Floyd, writer Angela Spivey turns to ESE Joint Professors Rick Luettich and Dave Moreau for answers. Read the article online here. For further information please contact Rebecca Riggsbee Lloyd by email at Rebecca_Lloyd@unc.edu  

Milton Heath elected to Southeast Regional Conservation Partnership Hall of Fame

January 30, 2006 ESE Joint Professor, Milton Heath, Jr., was elected recently to the National Association of Conservation Districts’ Southeast Regional Conservation Partnership Hall of Fame. He was one of nine new members elected this year. Heath joined UNC in 1957. He has been the principal specialist in conservation and environmental law at the School… Read more »

Crawford-Brown and Andrews featured speakers at Friday Center’s Spring 2006 Program

January 30, 2006 ESE Professor Douglas Crawford-Brown and Joint Professor Richard (Pete) Andrews will present lectures during the Friday Center’s Spring 2006: Energy and the Environment seminar series.Crawford-Brown will present “What Can North Carolina Learn from England in Tackling Energy and Climate Change?” on Thursday, March 9, at 7:00 pm. Andrews will present “Energy, Environment,… Read more »

SILS Project part of EPA-Funded Bioinformatics Research Center

January 12, 2006 The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will play a part in a new $4.5 million research center funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Visit their website for more information.For further information please contact Rebecca Riggsbee Lloyd by email… Read more »

Ruth Alkons Wolinsky presents her MSENV Technical Report Defense

December 16, 2005 Ruth Alkons Wolinsky presents her MSENV Technical Report Defense tomorrow, December 16th at 11:00AM in Room 2005 of the Hooker Research Center. Full details follow.Geoinformatics Applied to USGS SPARROW Modeling: Data Needs for Large Scale Environmental Models Abstract Watershed modeling has emerged as an increasingly useful tool in relating water quality to… Read more »

Kristen Hampton presents MSPH Technical Report Final Defense

December 09, 2005 Kristen Hampton presents her MSPH Technical Report Final Defense on Monday, December 12th at 1:00PM in 2304 McGavran-Greenberg. Full details follow.Adjusting for sampling variability in sparse data: A Bayesian Maximum Entropy approach to disease mapping Under the direction of Marc L. Serre) Disease maps summarizing the spatial and spatio-temporal variation in disease… Read more »

Hannah Saunder’s MSPH Technical Report Defense

December 07, 2005 Hannah Saunder’s MSPH Technical Report Defense is scheduled for December 6th at 9:00AM in 2005 Michael Hooker Research Center. Full details follow.Inactivation of Adenoviruses type 5 and 41 by Low and Medium Pressure UV Light Abstract UV technology is a promising candidate disinfection technology for compliance with the Stage 2 Disinfectants and… Read more »