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GU Biologist Gets Award to Promote Classroom Digital Resources

Anne Rosenwald

Anne Rosenwald

October 18, 2011 – Biology professor Anne Rosenwald has received an award from the BEN Scholars Program to promote the use of digital library resources and student-centered teaching and learning on the undergraduate level.

"I'm extremely honored to be one of the new BEN Scholars," said Rosenwald, co-director of the biology of global health major. "I plan to use the opportunity to help promote a new project ... to develop and spread curriculum modules for undergraduate science teachers about the analysis of DNA sequences from bacteria that make up the human microbiome."

Rosenwald will work on the new project with Janet Russell, associate director for science programs and instructional technology at the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship; Ramana Madupu at the J. Craig Venter Institute; and Jenna Canfield at Simmons College.

As a BEN Scholar, Rosenwald will receive training in leadership and effective use of digital libraries; resources to use in her classrooms and share with colleagues through presentations, workshops and one-on-one mentoring; travel support; and a small stipend.

The BEN Scholars Program is managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physiology Society and the America Society for Microbiology.

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