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Re: Call for Nominations of IAS awards

  • Subject: Re: Call for Nominations of IAS awards
  • From: Scott Hyndman <hyndman@aroid.org>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 00:19:08 -0400

There is more information about these prestigious awards online at http://www.aroid.org/awards/

Best regards, Scott
---------------------------------
Scott Hyndman
IAS Board of Directors
Email:  hyndman@aroid.org

On Apr 12, 2012, at 2:44 PM, Zach DuFran wrote:

> All-
>
> This message constitutes a request for nominations from the aroid  
> community for the awards outlined below. Nominations should be  
> specific about who is being nominated and why one considers such a  
> person best qualified for the award. Reasons may range from personal  
> observations of character of the individual, contributions the  
> person has made to study or use of Araceae, the nature of past  
> works, future potential or even geopolitical considerations but  
> please be specific as to why the individual should be nominated for  
> a specific award. Nominations may be made for one or all of the  
> three awards. Since often qualified students are not sufficiently  
> known to be nominated for the Birdsey Award personal nominations  
> should be considered.  In the past we have asked students to apply  
> for the Birdsey Award and such self-nominations are appropriate. On  
> the other hand the selection of the Waterbury Award and the Schott  
> Award are typically more tightly controlled so as to add to the  
> suspense of the Awards Ceremony. All nominations for all awards are  
> to be submitted by May 1, 2012. Nominations should be sent to Zach  
> DuFran [zdufran@gmail.com].  Please do not send nominations through  
> aroid-l.  The Nominating Committee is composed of IAS President Zach  
> DuFran and three additional members chosen by the President, namely  
> Tom Croat, Scott Hyndman, Anna Haigh, and Albert Huntington will  
> review the nominations, select the most worthy for all three awards.  
> Depending on the number and quality of the nominees the Awards  
> Committee will propose the top 2 or 3 nominations to the IAS Board  
> for the final vote. The nominee for the Birdsey Award will then be  
> announced to person selected and to the public.  The selections for  
> the Waterbury Award and the Schott Award will remain unannounced  
> until a time and place for the award is chosen and until we can be  
> certain that the awardee will be present to receive the award  
> publicly.
>
>
> Monroe Birdsey Award
>
>
> This award is to be granted to students of Araceae for travel to the  
> Annual Aroid Show and Sale in Miami or sometimes to assist in a  
> student’s training.  Past awardees have been Monica Carlsen, Eduardo  
> Gonçalves and Marilee.  The award is given annually at the  
> discretion of the IAS Board.  Typically the awardee is asked to  
> present a program about his or her research though this is not  
> mandatory.
>
>
> Bette Waterbury Award for Excellence in Aroid Horticulture
>
>
> This award is granted periodically to persons who have made the  
> greatest impact in growing, cultivation, introduction and promotion  
> of the aroids in the horticultural sphere. Past awardees have been  
> Josef Bogner and Lynn Hannon. These awards were presented at  
> International meetings of the IAS, in St. Louis and Kuching  
> respectively but the next awardee will be presented the prize at the  
> 35th Aroid Show and Sale in Miami on September 15, 2012.
>
>
> H. W. Schott Award for Excellence in Aroid Research
>
>
> This award is granted periodically to an individual who has made the  
> strongest impact on research with Araceae through publications,  
> teaching, basic research, excellence in exploration for Araceae or  
> through monographic or floristic studies of Araceae. Previous  
> awardees have been Dan Nicolson and Tom Croat presented at the  
> International Aroid Conferences in St. Louis and Kuching  
> respectively and Derek Burch who was given the award independently  
> in Miami.
>
>
>
>
>
> Zach DuFran, on behalf of the nominating committee
>
>
>
>
>
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