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Ayres HallDavid Brian and Hung-Yi Wu from the College of Veterinary Medicine have an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science. The article is titled “Subgenomic messenger RNA amplification in coronaviruses” and can be accessed here.

Dean of the College of Arts and Science Bruce Bursten has been named to the American Chemical Society (ACS) fellows program. The program began in 2009 to recognize and honor ACS members for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science, the profession, and service to the society. Bursten, who was president of ACS in 2008, conducts research in inorganic chemistry, focusing on the correlation of theoretical and experimental electronic structural data with the bonding and reactivity patterns of metal-containing molecules. The 192 new ACS Fellows will be honored at the society’s fall national meeting in Boston later this month. Additional information about the program is available at http://www.acs.org/fellows.

Annie Gupta, a counseling psychology graduate student currently completing an internship at Harvard Medical School, is this year’s recipient of the American Psychological Association (APA) Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs’ Jeffrey Tanaka Dissertation Award, which will be presented at the annual meeting in San Diego in August. She will receive a $500 cash prize, a $300 travel award and will be invited to the APA annual convention. Gupta has also accepted a postdoctoral position at UCLA that begins in September.

Oscar Rivera-Rodas in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures organized two international conferences on Latin American Literature this summer. The first focused on theatre and the second on poetry. The conferences were held in the city of Puebla, Mexico. Attended by scholars from throughout the world, the conferences’ keynote speakers were the distinguished Venezuelan dramatist Rodolfo Santana and Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal. Rivera-Rodas has organized and presided over these yearly conferences in Mexico since 1992.

Barry Rouse and Sharvan Sehrawat from the College of Veterinary Medicine were invited to write a review article for Nature Immunology. The article is titled “Immunity and immunopathology to viruses: what decides the outcome?” and can be accessed here.

Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir, director of research and director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies in the School of Information Sciences, has been awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from her Ph.D. alma mater, the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Each year this award is given to an alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of library and information science. Tenopir was honored for her work in the areas of information access and retrieval, electronic publishing, the information industry, online resources and the impact of technology on reference librarians and scientists.

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