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Volume 68, Issue 140, Thursday, April 24, 2003


Biologist gets two top honors

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A UH biology professor who focused his research on using marine snails to provide insight into biological clocks and learning processes is the first UH professor to be honored with the Universityis two top research and teaching awards in the same year.

Arnold Eskin is receiving the Esther Farfel Award, which carries a $10,000 bonus prize, for his contributions towards developing the Department of Biology and Biochemistry.

Eskin, an internationally known biologist, also nabbed the John and Rebecca Moores Scholars Award, which carries a yearly stipend of $10,000 for up to five years toward teaching and career development. 

"Frankly, given my body of research work, I thought I might have a decent chance at a Moores award," Eskin said. "But to win that and the Farfel? Far out."

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