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May 02, 2005 Vanessa J. Pereira presented her final oral defense of her doctoral dissertation on Friday, May 6th, 2005 at 9:00 A.M. in 1301 McGavran-Greenberg. Full details are as follows:Doctoral Dissertation Final Oral Defense Vanessa J. Pereira Friday, May 6th, 2005 1301 McGavran-Greenberg 9:00 A.M. Analytical Methods Validation and Bench Scale UV Treatment of… Read more »

May 02, 2005 Yasuyuki Akita presented his final oral defense of his master’s thesis on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 10:30AM in Rosenau 331. Full details are as follows:Master’s Thesis Final Oral Defense Yasuyuki Akita (Under the direction of Marc L. Serre) Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005 Rosenau 331 10:30AM Spatiotemporal non-attainment assessment analysis of the… Read more »

May 02, 2005 The Graduate Education Advancement Board and the UNC Graduate School presented a 2005 Impact Award to Sacoby M. Wilson (PhD, Ball advisor) at an April 7 recognition ceremony where he presented his research project (see below) and received a cash award. This award recognizes graduate students whose research makes a difference to… Read more »

May 02, 2005 Kimberly Pickett defended her MSEE final oral defense on Friday, May 6th at 10:00am in Rosenau 235. Full details and abstract follow.MSEE Technical Report Final Oral Defense KIMBERLY W. PICKETT Friday, May 6, 2005 Rosenau 235 10:00 AM Particle Investigation in the Near-wake of an Elliptical Cylinder to Predict Exposure Wind tunnel… Read more »

May 02, 2005 Several ESE students who won fellowships or scholarships during the 2004-2005 academic calendar year were honored recently in an April 7 recognition ceremony hosted by the UNC Graduate School on the Carolina campus. The fellowship winners were: ” Russell B. Bowen (PhD, Rappaport Advisor), 3M Industrial Hygiene Scholarship ” Joe Brown (PhD,… Read more »

April 22, 2005 The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering is deeply saddened to report that Kenan Professor Robert G. Wetzel passed away at his home on April 18, 2005. This is a tragic loss for the family, his friends and colleagues at UNC, his many past students, and the entire aquatic and limnology research… Read more »

April 18, 2005 The Aquatic Ecology Network, including several academies and societies, and the International Environmental Institute, by action of the International Committee awarded Professor Robert G. Wetzel the Hutchinson Science Laureate (2005) Diploma for outstanding contributions to the fundamentals of limnology and the international dissemination of knowledge. Dr. Wetzel was chosen for this award… Read more »

April 12, 2005 Naman K. Shah (BSPH, Aitken Advisor) received a 10 week $4000 ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Society of Microbiology to conduct research on his project entitled, “Stable-isotope probing of anaerobes capable of growth-linked reductive dechlorination of DDT in a complex microbial community” in Dr. Aitken’s lab over the summer. Shah… Read more »

April 08, 2005 Matthew Richardson, an ESE MS Student (Ball Advisor) was awarded an Honorable Mention in the poster contest at the 2005 WRRI Symposium and Annual Conference held April 4-5, 2005 at the Jane S. McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC. The poster entitled “Water and Sewer Infrastructure Needs, Capital Finance Strategies, The Appalachian Region… Read more »

April 07, 2005 Rebecca Sowder, a senior in the School of Public Health’s department of environmental sciences and engineering, is co-chairwoman for UNC Habitat for Humanity. Working with volunteers from the campus and community, she coordinated the recent Blitz Build project, which built the exterior of a Habitat home in Chapel Hill in three days.(from… Read more »