Reed receives $600,000 grant for renovation of biology buildingReed has received a grant of $600,000 from the Collins Foundation in support of the renovation, enlargement, and updating of the biology building. The project, a continuation of the collegewide project to improve laboratory science facilities, is expected to cost $8 million.
"We owe the phenomenal success of Reed's biology program to the commitment of the students and the vision and determination of the faculty, the staff, and the funding agencies, both private and governmental, that have helped it grow," said Reed president Steven Koblik. "Reed is grateful to the Collins Foundation for being the first to fund the facility that will move biology at Reed into the 21st century."
The Collins Foundation, an independent private foundation based in Portland, Oregon, works to improve, enrich, and give greater expression to religious, educational, cultural, and scientific endeavors in the state of Oregon and to assist in improving the quality of life in the state.
Biologist Karoly receives NSF grantAssistant professor of biology Keith Karoly and Jeffrey K. Conner of Michigan State University and Kellogg Biological Station have been awarded a grant of $270,00 from the National Science Foundation division of environmental biology, population biology program, for four years' support of their project "Understanding the roles of natural selection and evolutionary constraint in the maintenance of invariant floral traits." Karoly and Conner's research will involve academic year work at laboratories and greenhouses at both Reed and Michigan State University and summer field work in Michigan at Kellogg Biological Station. Work on this project began in 1995 in Karoly's vascular plant diversity class at Reed (see http://www.reed.edu/academic/departments/biology/courses/BIO332/).