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Giridhar Upadhyaya Receives a 2009 Graham Environmental Sustainability Program Fellowship

Giridhar Upadhyaya is one of six University of Michigan doctoral candidates who will receive a 2009 Graham Environmental Sustainability Program Fellowship.| Short Read

Each Fellow will receive $50,000 over two years to support his/her interdisciplinary research related to environmental sustainability. Twenty-eight candidates were nominated by U-M faculty members this year. Research proposals were judged on their potential for scholarly and practical impact, the degree of cross-disciplinary focus, and probability of success. Giridhar Upadhyaya’s research topic is, “Biologically Mediated, Simultaneous Removal of Nitrate and Arsenic from Drinking Water Sources.” His advisor is Prof. Lutgarde Raskin.

Further information is available on the following web site: http://www.graham.umich.edu/funding/09fellows.html

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Snails carrying the world’s smallest computer help solve mass extinction survivor mystery

Study yields new insights into the survival of a native snail important to Tahitian culture and ecology and to biologists studying evolution. | Medium Read