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Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
Uranium-extracting technology for seawater earns research award for grad student
Scientists have long known that seawater contains small concentrations of valuable metals, but a technologically feasible extraction method has remained elusive. The University of Chicago's Carter Abney, a graduate student in chemistry, has been developing materials called metal-organic frameworks to help address the problem.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Steve Koppes
skoppes@uchicago.edu
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences
Elsevier announces the winner of the 5th Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the editors of the leading international journal Chemical Physics Letters are pleased to announce the winner of the 5th Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences. The award goes to Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas from the University of Cambridge, UK for his outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding of the structures of solids and development and application of the concept of single-site heterogeneous catalysis.

Contact: Aileen Christensen
a.christensen@elsevier.com
31-204-852-053
Elsevier

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
2014 Semantic Web Challenge
Winners of the 2014 Semantic Web Challenge announced at the International Semantic Web Conference
The winners of the 2014 Semantic Web Challenge have been announced. Selected by a jury of leading experts in the computer science discipline from both academia and industry, winners were announced at the International Semantic Web Conference held in Riva del Garda, Italy, this month. Both the challenge and awards were sponsored by Elsevier.

Contact: James Palser
J.Palser@elsevier.com
44-186-584-3237
Elsevier

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
Neuroscience 2014
Eiman Azim wins 2014 Eppendorf & Science Prize
Eiman Azim is the 2014 grand prize winner in the annual international competition for The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology. Azim is being recognized for his exceptional research contributions into the neural circuits that control skilled movement.

Contact: Natasha D. Pinol
npinol@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
GW School of Engineering and Applied Science inducts 6 members into hall of fame
The ceremony took place Oct. 23 and highlighted six alumni who have excelled in their field.

Contact: Emily Grebenstein
emgreb@gwu.edu
202-994-3087
George Washington University

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Geneticist and humanitarian: Prof. Mary-Claire King receives Lasker Award
At a ceremony held in New York City on Sept. 19, 2014, leading geneticist and humanitarian Professor Mary-Claire King, 2008 Honorary Doctor of Philosophy of Tel Aviv University and the American Cancer Society Professor of Genome Sciences and Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, was awarded the 2014 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Elsevier announces the winners of the 2014 Tetrahedron Prize
Elsevier and the Executive Board of Editors of the Tetrahedron journal series are pleased to announce that the 2014 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic & Biomedicinal Chemistry has been awarded to Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University, USA and Jiro Tsuji, Honorary professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. They jointly receive the award for their outstanding contributions to organic chemistry.

Contact: Darren Sugrue
D.Sugrue@elsevier.com
31-204-853-506
Elsevier

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Scientist of the year award for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research
The School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London has been recognized with a national award for its world-class research in the development of novel therapies for rare diseases, such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Contact: Kim Deasy
kim.deasy@rhul.ac.uk
01-784-443-967
Royal Holloway, University of London

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Molecular geneticist awarded McClintock Prize
Susan R. Wessler, a distinguished professor of genetics at the University of California, Riverside and a world-renowned expert in transposable elements, has been awarded the McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies for her exceptional contributions to and leadership in the study of plant transposable elements for the last three decades. Transposable elements are DNA pieces that can move from one genomic location to another and duplicate themselves in the process.
Maize Genetics Executive Committee

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Boulder team wins International Water Prize
A groundbreaking technological development has been recognized this month with one of the world's most prestigious awards for innovations related to water resources. The research team, including the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, has developed a way to use GPS to measure soil moisture, snow depth, and vegetation water content.
National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Contact: David Hosansky
hosansky@ucar.edu
303-497-8611
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
4th International Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Association Conference (ISHA2014)
University of Houston chemist recognized for solvothermal research
Shiv Halasyamani, professor of chemistry at the University of Houston, is the 2014 recipient of the Roy-Somiya Award from the International Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Association. The international award, given every two years, honors the work of a scientist under the age of 45. Halasyamani will present his latest research at an invited lecture and awards ceremony during the ISHA Conference in Bordeaux, France. His presentation will address 'Hydrothermal Synthesis of Functional Inorganic Materials.'

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
TWAS 25th General Meeting
Egyptian biochemist Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan Hassanien wins Atta-ur-Rahman Prize
Egyptian biochemist Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan Hassanien is the 2014 winner of the Atta-ur-Rahman Prize in chemistry for discovering new chemical compounds that may find useful application in developing more nutritious and healthy foods.

Contact: Edward Lempinen
elempinen@twas.org
39-040-224-0512
TWAS

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
45th Union World Conference on Lung Health
REACH ETHIOPIA wins 2014 Kochon Prize with use of community based treatment
This year's prestigious Kochon Prize has been awarded to REACH ETHIOPIA, a collaboration including LSTM, at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona. It was presented to Dr. Daniel Datiko, the Field Director for the project.

Contact: Clare Bebb
clare.bebb@lstmed.ac.uk
44-015-170-53135
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
2014 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award goes to Omid Kokabee
Omid Kokabee, an Iranian graduate student in physics at the University of Texas at Austin who was imprisoned for refusing to contribute to weapons research in his home country, has been awarded the 2014 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Kat Zambon
kzambon@gmail.com
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Dr. Herbert Pardes receives BBRF's inaugural humanitarian prize
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation honored Herbert Pardes, M.D., President of the Foundation's Scientific Council and Executive Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, with its inaugural Humanitarian Prize, presented by Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., at its 27th Annual National Awards Dinner at the Pierre Hotel. Over 350 people attended the event, which raised more than $1 million. The dinner also honored winners of the Foundation's 2014 Outstanding Achievement Prizes.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Contact: Nadine Woloshin
nwoloshin@rubenstein.com
212-843-8041
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
UF physicists win two top international awards
Each year, the American Physical Society prizes honor the world's leading physicists. This year, two of those coveted awards are going to researchers at the University of Florida.

Contact: Pierre Ramond
ramond@phys.ufl.edu
352-562-5213
University of Florida

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center at UCLA honored with quality achievement award
The UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Contact: Kim Irwin
kirwin@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2262
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
TWAS 25th General Meeting
Molecular biologist Muntaser Ibrahim wins C.N.R. Rao Prize
Every year, malaria kills about a million people worldwide, 90 percent of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Prize winner Muntaser Ibrahim studies the connection between malaria, human communities and genes.

Contact: Edward Lempinen
elempinen@twas.org
39-040-224-0429
TWAS

Public Release: 26-Oct-2014
Quarraisha Abdool Karim wins TWAS-Lenovo Prize
South African scientist named winner of The World Academy of Sciences' most prestigious award for commitment to life-saving research that protects African women from HIV/AIDS
Lenovo

Contact: Edward Lempinen
lempinen@twas.org
39-040-224-0512
TWAS

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
UTSW assistant professor chosen for $1.5 million Data-Driven Discovery award from Gordon
Dr. Kimberly Reynolds, Assistant Professor in the Cecil H. and Ida Green Comprehensive Center for Molecular, Computational, and Systems Biology and in the Department of Biophysics at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, has been named one of 14 Moore Investigators in Data-Driven Discovery.

Contact: Deborah Wormser
deborah.wormser@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
RIT student wins coveted SMART Scholarship from Department of Defense
Kyle Crompton, a doctoral student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, was recently awarded a prestigious SMART scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense. SMART -- the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation 'Scholarship for Service' Program -- awards scholarships to students pursuing advanced degrees in STEM fields. Upon graduation these scholars are hired as research staff at defense laboratories around the country to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers in this capacity.

Contact: Michelle Cometa
macuns@rit.edu
585-475-4954
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
An imperial honor
Emperor Akihito will present the Order of Culture Medal to Shuji Nakamura at a ceremony at the Imperial Palace on November 3.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
University of Utah health care ranks among best academic medical centers
The award signifies a top-10 finish in UHC's prestigious quality and safety rankings, a comparison of teaching hospitals based on quality measures, patient safety and satisfaction indictors, mortality rates and readmissions.

Contact: Kirsten Stewart
kirsten.stewart@hsc.utah.edu
801-587-1696
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
UT Arlington computer science engineering students win challenge for real-time traffic app
Three University of Texas at Arlington Computer Science and Engineering students have won a $10,000 prize in the NTx Apps Challenge for a smart traffic light network that adjusts traffic light schedules to make traffic flow more efficient.
North Texas Commission, Dallas Entrepreneur Center, The Cleanweb Initiative, University of North Texas Discovery Park

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
UTSA Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science Student Chapter honored with Outstanding Mentoring Award at SACNAS National Conference
The University of Texas at San Antonio Student Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science was recently honored with the Outstanding Mentoring Award at the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science 2014 National Conference in Los Angeles.

Contact: Kris Rodriguez
kris.rodriguez@utsa.edu
210-458-5116
University of Texas at San Antonio

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