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Arboretum’s Dosmann receives horticulture award

first_img Read Full Story Michael S. Dosmann, Keeper of the Living Collections at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, was recently named the 2019 recipient of the David Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration in recognition of his outstanding contributions to botanical exploration and horticulture.Awarded by the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG), the Fairchild Medal was presented to Dosmann at a black-tie dinner last month at The Kampong, the organization’s historical garden — and former residence of plant explorer David Fairchild — in Coconut Grove, Fla.“What an honor to be recognized for the work I do as a plant explorer,” Dosmann said. “In a world where one out of five plant species is threatened with extinction, the importance of the field of botany cannot be understated.”Dosmann, who curates and manages the Arnold Arboretum’s global collection of temperate woody trees, shrubs, and vines comprising some 15,000 accessioned plants, joined the Arboretum in 2007 as Curator of the Living Collections. In 2017 he was named Keeper of the Living Collections — only the second person to hold the title, following Ernest Henry Wilson, Arnold Arboretum plant explorer who received the distinction in 1927.Established in 1872, the Arnold Arboretum is the oldest public arboretum in North America, and an important education, research, and conservation facility. Former director Peter Ashton was also a Fairchild Medal recipient.“This is also a celebration of the Arnold Arboretum’s long history and legacy of sending plant explorers into the field to study Earth’s plant biodiversity,” Dosmann said.William “Ned” Friedman, director of the Arnold Arboretum and Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University said he was honored to nominate Dosmann.“Michael is an international leader in efforts to promote greater knowledge and preservation of wild-collected plants,” he said. “Because of this, visitors to both the Arnold Arboretum and public gardens around the globe, as well as scholars today and well into the future, will study the plants derived from these expeditions, helping to provide the last hope for species on the brink of extinction, and be drawn into the magnificent secrets of nature.”Since 2007, Dosmann has led and participated in multiple botanical expeditions to China and Japan, as well as regions in the Eastern United States including the Adirondacks of upstate New York and the Ozarks of Arkansas. These expeditions to acquire wild-collected seed, focus on genera such as Acer (maple), Carya (hickory), Viburnum, and Fraxinus (ash), as well as species of conservation concern. The ongoing effort contributes significantly to the expansion of the Arboretum’s Living Collections and Herbarium.last_img read more

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Saint Mary’s student becomes Google Ambassador

first_imgSaint Mary’s junior Anna Ulliman will bring new technological gadgets to campus by serving as a Google Student Ambassador (GSA) this academic year. Ulliman said the GSA program enables Google to partner with academic institutions to promote the use of technology at the grassroots level. “I applied for the position as Google Student Ambassador in June of this past summer,” she said. “Soon after, my application was reviewed, and I found out I was going to have the amazing opportunity to serve as a Google Student Ambassador at Saint Mary’s.” Ulliman said her role as a SGSA is to help students and faculty discover how Google tools can improve collaboration and increase performance.  “As a Google Student Ambassador, it is my responsibility to make Saint Mary’s a more connected campus through the use of Google,” she said. “I’m working with the college’s administrators, clubs and organizations, professors and students to do just that.” Last month, Ulliman ventured to the West Coast to attend a summit hosted by Google. She worked with members of the Google teamwand learned how to take on her new role as aAGSAyas effectively as possible. “In August, I attended the GSA Summit in Mountain View, Califa, during which I collaborated with other GSAs and Googlers to start generating ideas about how to fulfill my position as GSA this year,” Ulliman said Ulliman said Saint Mary’s is an excellent place to implement technological changes and adjustments because it constantly trieg to improve for the students and faculty. “My biggest goal is to make Saint Mary’s an even better community with the help of Google,” Ulliman said.  Some specifics that will help me achieve that goal include fun campus events, technical info sessions, working with clubs to increase the efficiency of their organizations and collaborating with administrators. Contact Kelly Rice at  [email protected] Saint Mary’s junior Anna Ulliman will bring new technological gadgets to campus by serving as a Google Student Ambassador (GSA) this academic year. Ulliman said the GSA program enables Google to partner with academic institutions to promote the use of technology at the grassroots level. “I applied for the position as Google Student Ambassador in June of this past summer,” she said. “Soon after, my application was reviewed, and I found out I was going to have the amazing opportunity to serve as a Google Student Ambassador at Saint Mary’s.” Ulliman said her role as a SGSA is to help students and faculty discover how Google tools can improve collaboration and increase performance.  “As a Google Student Ambassador, it is my responsibility to make Saint Mary’s a more connected campus through the use of Google,” she said. “I’m working with the college’s administrators, clubs and organizations, professors and students to do just that.” Last month, Ulliman ventured to the West Coast to attend a summit hosted by Google. She worked with members of the Google teamwand learned how to take on her new role as aAGSAyas effectively as possible. “In August, I attended the GSA Summit in Mountain View, Califa, during which I collaborated with other GSAs and Googlers to start generating ideas about how to fulfill my position as GSA this year,” Ulliman said Ulliman said Saint Mary’s is an excellent place to implement technological changes and adjustments because it constantly trieg to improve for the students and faculty. “My biggest goal is to make Saint Mary’s an even better community with the help of Google,” Ulliman said.  Some specifics that will help me achieve that goal include fun campus events, technical info sessions, working with clubs to increase the efficiency of their organizations and collaborating with administrators. Contact Kelly Rice at  [email protected]last_img read more

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Syracuse moves on from blowout loss to Florida State

first_imgEach time Syracuse has suffered an embarrassing loss, the Orange has rebounded with a convincing win the following week.SU lost by 21 to then-No. 19 Northwestern on Sept. 7. Syracuse beat Football Championship Subdivision Wagner the following week. The Orange lost by more than 30 to then-No. 3 Clemson on Oct. 5. SU earned its first ACC win against North Carolina State the next week. The Orange got shut out against Georgia Tech on Oct. 19. SU followed up a bye week with a shutout of its own against Wake Forest.“That’s why I like to have the kids in on Sunday,” head coach Scott Shafer said during his weekly teleconfernce on Tuesday.The NCAA requires coaches to give their players a day off each week and Shafer said most coaches make that Sunday. But Shafer likes to get his team right back together so he can “put it to bed as quick as possible.”“For me that lingers too long,” Shafer said, “so win, lose or draw I’d like to turn to the next page as soon as possible.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAgainst Pittsburgh this week, though, the Orange will have more on the line than it has in any prior bounce-back opportunity. Bowl eligibility is on the line, and a victory would render the final week — against an already bowl-eligible Boston College team — meaningless.Said Shafer: “We’re full speed ahead preparing for the Pitt Panthers.” Comments Published on November 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more