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News & Noteworthy

This section of Dialogue features external media coverage faculty, staff, and students in our college received. Links are sourced from UT System News Roundup.

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Department News & Noteworthy Achievements

This section of Dialogue features internal news and noteworthy achievements by faculty, staff, and students in our college, as well as other department news. If you have a news item, please email Amanda Womac.

Gladys Alexander

Gladys Alexander, professor and head of the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, was named a 2020 AAAS Fellow “for distinguished contributions to the field of molecular microbiology, particularly for characterizing bacterial sensing and chemotaxis signaling in beneficial plant-microbe associations.” Read More

Priyojit Das, in collaboration with Tongye Shen and Rachel Patton McCord, published “Inferring chromosome radial organization from Hi‑C data” in BMC Bioinformatics. Read More

Jacob Sanders, a student in the McCord Lab, is one of the authors on a new paper published at Nature Communications on the effects of X-ray irradiation on 3D chromosome folding. Read More

Charles Sanft

Charles Sanft, professor of history, received the 2020 James Henry Breasted Prize for his second book, Literate Community in Early Imperial China: The Northwestern Frontier in Han Times. Read More

Jan Simek

Jan Simek, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, and Beau Carroll, anthropology graduate student, received the 2020 Patty Jo Watson Award for their article “Talking Stones: Cherokee Syllabary in Manitou Cave, Alabama,” published in Antiquity in April 2019. Read More

Two graduate students in the Department of Geography received top honors at the 2020 Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers. Yasin Wahid Rabby received Best Doctoral Student Paper for “Exploring the effects of Mahalanobis distance-based absence data sampling method on the landslide susceptibility mapping” and Reagan Yessler received Best Master’s Student Paper for “Talking Back”: Louise Jefferson’s Life and Legacy of Counter-Mapping.”