Catherine Danielou, Ph.D., associate dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences and professor of French, has been awarded the prestigious Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of Academic Palms) from her native France. Founded by Emperor Napoléon, this distinction is an Order of Chivalry for academics and cultural and educational figures recognizing those who are active players in promoting the French language and culture.
Andrew Zimmerrn, host of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods America, sampled one of Watts' sea urchins raised at one of the UAB biology labs. The episode will air Monday at 8 p.m. on the Travel Channel.
Visit the Travel Chanel and AL.Com websites to read more on the show and Watt's edible sea urchins.
This is one of only 17 PFI grants awarded this year, and the first ever given in the state of Alabama. PFI grants encourage academic and industry partners to work together on research discoveries to bolster U.S. competitiveness or provide a solution to a national and/or global problem.
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