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Booth volunteers needed

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  We need volunteers for the ASPT booth this year. As a volunteer, you will be promoting the society, recruiting new members, selling T-shirts, and giving away posters and informational flyers.…
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T-shirt contest winner

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We are pleased to announce the winner of the ASPT T-shirt illustration contest! We had eight T-shirt contest submissions this year, each of which was quite beautiful. This made the final…
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Election Results

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We are pleased to announce the results of the 2015 ASPT election: Jeffrey Doyle, President-Elect, 2015-2016 Jocelyn Hall & Chris Martine, Council Members At Large, 2015-2018 In addition, the proposed Bylaws…
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AIBS Faces of Biology Photo Contest

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The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has launched the 5th Annual Faces of Biology Photo Contest. The competition recognizes scientists who use imagery to communicate aspects of biological research to…
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Caryophyllales 2015

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An international conference at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Freie Universität Berlin, September 13-18, 2015. Dear Colleagues and Collaborators in the Caryophyllales Network: This is to invite you to…
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FuturePhy Conferences and Workshops on Phylogenetics

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FuturePhy is an NSF-sponsored, three-year program of conferences, workshops and hackathons on the Tree of Life. The project aims to promote novel, integrative data analyses and visualization, interdisciplinary syntheses of phylogenetic…
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Two PhD positions in Systematic Botany / Phylogenetics at the University of Zürich

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Project description: The selected student will work with Dr. Colin Hughes http://www.systbot.uzh.ch/Personen/ProfessorenundDozenten/ColinHughes.html on a research project entitled “Global Legume diversity patterns: macroevolutionary and ecological processes shaping biodiversity”, funded by the Swiss…
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Native Plants Summit

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The New York Botanical Garden is hosting a Native Plant Summit on September 18, 2015. For additional information, please see here (pdf).
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In Memoriam: R. F. Thorne

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Robert Folger Thorne (1920-2015) Curator emeritus of the herbarium at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Robert Folger ‘Bob’ Thorne peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. He was 94. Bob’s…
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Eagle Hill’s Summer Field Courses 2015

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One-week-long courses taught in Steuben, Me by experts from the United States, Canada, and Europe, Eagle Hill field courses are of special interest because they focus on the natural history of one of North…
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Grady Webster Euphorbiaceae Virtual Herbarium and Publications

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UC Davis Professor Dr. Grady Webster (1927-2005) was an internationally recognized expert on the Euphorbiaceae who helped countless scientists identify their Euphorbiaceae collections. Due to Dr. Webster’s efforts, the herbarium at…
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Student Travel Grants available!

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The ASPT Membership Committee is happy to announce that the popular student travel grant lottery from previous years will be continued this year. The ASPT Council approved awarding 45 travel…
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New Proposal for Information Collection from Herbaria

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The Department of the Interior is proposing new requirements that would potentially result in significant time burden for curators and collections managers.  Feedback about this proposal will be accepted until March…
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NSF-SSB workshop in Guaruja!

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The Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) invites graduate students to apply for travel awards to attend a Model-based Molecular Systematics workshop on Friday, June 26 at Evolution meetings in Guaruja, Brazil.…
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Daniel F. Austin

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Daniel F. Austin, formerly of Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, and recently affiliated with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ, died January 20, 2015 after suffering a major stroke. He…
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Time to renew!

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Have you renewed your membership yet for 2015? It is not too late! The ASPT Membership Committee has prepared the following description of benefits for membership in ASPT. Please join…
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New England Botanical Society Research Conference

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The New England Botanical Club is preparing to celebrate its 120th anniversary by hosting a major botanical research conference June 5-7, 2015, at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. We…
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Tropical Botany Course

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The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, in collaboration with Florida International University, the International Center for Tropical Botany, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and the Montgomery Botanical Center, will offer…
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2015 BESC Congressional Visits Day

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Scientists and graduate students who are interested in communicating the importance of federal investments in scientific research and education to lawmakers are invited to participate in the Biological and Ecological Sciences…
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Upcoming deadlines and letter from the President

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Please see the attached PDF to find out about upcoming deadlines for nominations, awards, and contests, and to read a letter from the President. (Note: you should have received an email message from…
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