Newsletter Archive

Cato Laurencin is 2019 E.E. Just Lecturer

October 8, 2019
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ASCB’s Minorities Affairs Committee presents the E.E. Just Award to memorialize the early 20th-century biologist and to recognize the outstanding…

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Jorge Torres named recipient of 2019 Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity

October 7, 2019
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Jorge Torres has been named the 2019 recipient of the ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity. Torres is an associate…

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2019 E. B. Wilson Medalist Peter Devreotes tells the story of chemotaxis

October 3, 2019
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Peter Devreotes, the 2019 winner of ASCB’s E.B Wilson Medal, studies chemotaxis—how cells move in response to extracellular cues and…

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How undergraduate research experiences work to keep students in STEM

September 9, 2019

Undergraduate research experiences (UREs) are designed to help students discover if laboratory life is for them. Anecdotally they seem to…

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Learning about Your Students’ Learning

September 6, 2019
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Dear Education Committee, I teach an intro course and an upper division developmental biology course, so my student populations are…

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New MAC Co-Chairs Come on Board

September 6, 2019
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ASCB’s Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) welcomed some new leadership this year. Mike Boyce, assistant professor of Biochemistry and member of…

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ASCB’s Declaration on Effective and Inclusive Undergraduate Biology Education: From National Vision to Widespread Action

September 6, 2019

ASCB has taken a bold step to help educators adopt effective teaching and mentoring practices. Specifically, ASCB has adopted a…

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Synergy of Science and Career Development

September 4, 2019
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How can we help cell biology students follow career paths that are right for them? When I ask students what…

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Flipping the Classroom (and the Skeptics)

September 3, 2019
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Dear Labby, I am a third-year assistant professor at a research 1 university who has just been assigned to teach…

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Council Discusses Governance Recommendations, Strategic Plan Progress, More

August 29, 2019

ASCB’s Council had a busy agenda this June when they met for two days at the Society’s headquarters in Bethesda,…

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