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Dan Gatti wins Student Poster Award at CTC Meeting

June 01, 2006 Daniel M. Gatti (MS, Rusyn Advisor) won a Student Poster Award at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Complex Trait Consortium (CTC) held on May 6-10, 2006 at UNC’s Friday Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The CTC is an international group of scientists, working to identify networks of genes and allelic… Read more »

Reed N. Palmer – Master’s Thesis Final Defense

May 25, 2006 Reed Palmer presents his Master’s Thesis Final Defense on Tuesday, May 30th at 3:00pm in 2005 Michael Hooker Research Center.Reducing the Costs of Meeting Regional Water Supply Reliability Goals Through Risk-Based Water Transfer Agreements (Under the Direction of Gregory Characklis) Rapidly growing urban populations, economic development, and mounting awareness of the need… Read more »

Okun honored with EWRI 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award

May 24, 2006 Dr. Daniel Okun Daniel A. Okun, Kenan Professor of Environmental Engineering, Emeritus, has been chosen by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to receive a 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award. Okun was presented this award during the World Environment & Water Resources Congress 2006… Read more »

Singer receives Clarke Prize

May 23, 2006 The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering’s Daniel A. Okun Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering Philip C. Singer will be the 13th recipient of the National Water Research Institute’s (NWRI) acclaimed Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research.The NWRI announced this week that the award will be presented to… Read more »

Justin P. Crane – Master’s Thesis Final Defense

May 23, 2006 Justin Crane presents his Master’s Thesis Final Defense on Monday, May 8th at 3:15pm in 1305 McGavran-Greenberg building. Full details follow.Determining whether Household Water and Sanitation Indicators can be used for Ex-ante Evaluations to Identify the Poor in Developing Countries This research examines how key household water and sanitation indicators can predict… Read more »

ESE sponsors SBRP International Conference in Kiev, Ukraine

May 23, 2006 ESE faculty, students and research staff attended the Superfund Basic Research Program’s (SBRP) conference, “Current and Future Challenges in Environmental Health, Toxicology and Food Safety in Eastern and Central Europe” held at the L. I. Medved’s Institute of Ecohygiene and Toxicology in Kiev, Ukraine on May 2-5, 2006. This international conference brought… Read more »

Sitthichok (Tony) Puangthongthub – Doctoral Dissertation Final Oral Defense

May 23, 2006 Tony Puangthongthub presents the final oral defense of his doctoral dissertation on Friday, May 26, 2006 at 1PM in room 2005 of the Michael Hooker Research Center. Details are as follows.Bayesian Maximum Entropy Space/Time Analysis of Ambient Particulate Matter and Mortality in Thailand Several epidemiological studies have confirmed the associations and estimated… Read more »

Chris Bendz – Final Oral Defense, MSPH Tech Report – 5/12/06

May 08, 2006 Chris Bendz presents his final oral defense of his MSPH technical report on Friday, May 12, 2006 at 9:00 AM in 1305 McGavran-Greenberg. Details are as follows:Performance Analysis Of North Carolina County Special Waste Management Programs This exploratory analysis examined the performance of North Carolina county programs that collect and manage two… Read more »

Sabrina Powell – Doctoral Dissertation Defense – May 8, 2006

May 05, 2006 Sabrina Powell presents her Doctoral Dissertation Defense on Monday, May 8th at 9:30am in 2301 McGavran-Greenberg. Full details follow.Stable Isotope Probing of Salicylate-Degrading Bacteria in Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soil Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are widespread soil and sediment pollutants, and the carcinogenic nature of some PAHs has led to increased concern over… Read more »

Michelle Sullivan – Master’s Thesis Final Defense – May 10, 2006

May 04, 2006 Michelle Sullivan presents her Master’s Thesis Final Defense on Wednesday, May 10th at 10:00am in 1305 McGavran-Greenberg. Full details follow.A Microscale Investigation of Naphthalene Dissolution and Biodegradation (Under the direction of Dr. Frederic K. Pfaender) Biodegradation of PAHs by soil microbes is often hindered because the compounds are not always available to… Read more »