Auk Talk is an occasional newsletter produced by the Zoology Department. To download back issues as pdfs please click on the following: AukTalk 2, AukTalk 3, AukTalk 6, AukTalk 7, AukTalk 8, AukTalk 9&10
Dr. John Rochford wins Provost's Teaching Award
One of the six winners of this year's tightly contested Provost's Teaching Awards was Dr John Rochford, the Associate Professor in Wildlife Biology in Zoology. He was also honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his huge service to college for his enormous contribution to every aspect of teaching over the years. He is responsible for many of the innovations in teaching which we all now take for granted, such as anonymous marking and Freshman tutorials, and he also oversaw the modularisation of the Freshman years. He carries an enormous load of co-ordination and organisational administrative duties for the science courses at Freshman level and the degree courses in our School, and carries out those duties to an increadibly high standard. He is a truly inspirational teacher and a very worthy winner of both awards.
Dr John Rochford at the presentation of the Provost's Teaching Awards (Run cursor over image)
Mollusc Control Workshop and Darwin Seminar
A Workshop entitled "Biology and Control of the invasive Bivalves Dreissena polymorpha and Corbicula fluminensis" was presented by Prof. R. F. McMahon of the Biology Dept., UTA, Arlington, Texas. Please CLICK HERE to download the paper as a pdf.
The Darwin Seminar, also presented by Prof. R. F. McMahon of the Biology Dept., UTA, Arlington, Texas, and entitled "Adaptation to Periodic Immersion in Intertidal Gastropods: Implications for the Evolution of Terrestriality", is downloadable HERE as a pdf.