College of Arts and Sciences DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY Graduate Student News Chun Yang is the Recipient of the Roberto Fabri Fialho Scholarship for Academic Year 2010-11 This scholarship is awarded in memory of Roberto Fabri Fialho, PhD, Biology, UVM, an extraordinary scholar, admired teacher of undergraduates, and friend of all who knew him. It is awarded to a UVM PhD candidate in the final year of study who exemplifies some of Dr. Fialho’s outstanding qualities. The faculty members who work with Chun Yang are very pleased with her accomplishments to date, and the members of the selection committee commented on both her suitability for the award and the high quality of work in her doctoral program. Congratulations on having been selected for the Roberto Fabri Fialho Scholarship! Heather Axen Awarded The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant Heather will be traveling to Arizona and Texas to complete some collecting for studies on biogeography of a hybridizing fire ant, and ecological persistence of hybrids in the presence of their parental species.