Please join me in congratulating the following CALS teaching, staff, and student awardees. (Note that Research and Extension awards are a separate process and are announced in the fall.) It’s awesome to see so many winning nominations this year from our department!
Carter Loftus, ALS ’14 (Natural Resources and Biology), and Devin McMahon, ALS ’14 (Biology, active in NTRES): Goldwater Scholarship
Michelle Baumflek: NTRES TA of the year
Nirav Patel: Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Core Biology Program – BIOG 1440
Darrick Evensen: James Slevin Assignment Sequence Prize from the Knight Writing Institute, the Gertrude Spencer Portfolio Award from the Knight Writing Institute, and the Cornell best student sermon award (top chosen from 18 student entries) about Deuteronomy and fracking
Shorna Allred: Kaplan Service Learning Award (one of two awards chosen from 40 entries)
Sarah Gould: SUNY Award for Excellence in Professional Service
Karim-Aly Kassam: CALS Diversity Award
Joe Yavitt: NACTA (North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) Teaching Award
Thanks to Carter, Devin, Michelle, Nirav, Darrick, Shorna, Sarah, Karim, and Joe for the commitment that has led to this recognition.
The Cornell Biological Field Station (CBFS) Advisory Committee met on September 5, 2012. Cornell members of the committee include Marianne Krasny, Dan Decker, Bill Fisher, Sarah Gould, Rebecca Schneider, Nelson Hairston, Max Pfeffer, and Peter Paradise. External members are John Farrell (SUNY ESF), Jim Johnson (USGS) and Doug Stang (NYS DEC). The CBFS leadership team (Lars Rudstam, Randy Jackson, JoAnne Getchonis, and Brian Young) presented an overview of the previous year’s projects as well as a look at current and future projects and goals. Peter Paradise, Director of Facilities for CALS Facilities and Operational Services, reviewed building projects on the CBFS campus. Highlights included research being conducted on Oneida Lake and the Great Lakes. Detailed information on the CBFS program (www.cbfs.dnr.cornell.edu) and the annual report for 2011 (www.cbfs.dnr.cornell.edu/2011CBFS%20Annual%20Report.pdf) are available on the web.
CBFS Summer 2011 Staff and Students
On November 7, Kathryn Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences, awarded nine individuals within the CALS for their outstanding achievements. Five of the nine were members of the faculty, who were being honored for their work in research and extension. Two of the nine were staff members.
Sarah Gould, administrative manager for DNR, was received the Individual Core Value Staff Award, along with Bruce Berggren-Thomas, who is in the Department of Animal Science. Sarah was recognized for her “exceptional respect, honor and integrity” and for “[promoting] a collegial and supportive work environment, positively [influencing] others, and [showing] true commitment to the college and its advancement as a world-class educational institution.” Dean Boor thanked Sarah for being a model leader and helping DNR find new talent, as well as securing several research grants.
Read more about the awards here.