Academic Affairs weekly update 9-10-10 by hicksb4


									                             Academic Affairs 2010
                                  An Academic Affairs weekly newsletter, co-sponsored by
                                  MU-ADVANCE, featuring updates on program events,
                                  projects, and faculty achievements.

                            W E E K L Y               U P D A T E
News: World-Renowned Scientist to Visit MU                      Friday, September 10, 2010

The College of Science and Drinko Academy invite all members of the Marshall community to
spend an evening with Dr. Lynn Margulis, an internationally-recognized scientist. The event is
scheduled for Friday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. More...

Meet the Faculty: Dr. Paul Constantino

Dr. Paul Constantino has joined the Department of Biological Sci-
ences as an Assistant Professor. A vertebrate evolutionary biologist,
he was previously a postdoctoral scientist at the Center for the Ad-
vanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology at The George Washington
University, as well as a visiting scholar at the National Institute of
Standards and Technology. His research explores how diet has influ-
enced morphological changes in the skull and dentition of mammals.
He currently teaches Human Anatomy. More...

Faculty Publications: Symbiogenesis: A New Principle of Evolution

                                    Dr. Victor Fet, a Professor of Biological Sciences, trans-
                                    lated and co-edited, with Dr. Lynn Margulis, the book Sym-
                                    biogenesis: A New Principle of Evolution. Originally written
                                    in 1924 by Russian scientist Dr. Boris Mikhailovich Kozo-
                                    Polyansky, the book was a progressive, thought-provoking
                                    exploration of symbiogenesis, the symbiotic origin of cells
                                    with nuclei. Dr. Kozo-Polyansky’s idea about the origin of
                                    eukaryotic life was ridiculed at first, but is now seen as an
                                    insightful masterpiece.

 Resource: Women, Science, and Myth
 The book “Women, Science, and Myth” examines how the capabilities of women in science
 were questioned, and how the world of science was slow to accept the ideas and accomplish-
 ments by women. In addition, this book offers insight on the study of gender in the scientific
 community, exploring the issue through time. This book is available for loan in the MU-
 ADVANCE Office (Science Building, Room 200A).

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