This postcard comes to you this week from Porto, Portugal…
June 21st, 2013

This postcard comes to you this week from Porto, Portugal, home of the finest ports in the world, and, arguably, the world’s best salt cod (bacalhau) dishes. I have already had quite a few of such meals, doing a comparative analysis, of course. That’s the Douro River and embankment as seen from the Louis V bridge.

No more time for blogging. This is a non-working holiday and I am trying to stay away from the keyboard. Just taking notes of all the sights and smells in this gorgeous, if economically-challenged, country.


Dr. Faye Murrin is Dean pro tempore of the School of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Biology. She completed her B.Sc. (Hons.) at Memorial University, her M.Sc. at Acadia University, and her Ph.D. at Queen's University. Her research interests have always been focused on fungi, in particular the cell biology of insect pathogenic fungi and, more recently, the ecology of mycorrhizal mushrooms in the boreal forest. Dr. Murrin has served in a number of positions on the Council of the Mycological Society of America and was awarded the title of MSA Fellow for her contributions. She was awarded the Women in Science and Engineering Lifetime Membership Award as founding co-director of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Summer Program. Dr. Murrin participates in public lectures and workshops, and is a Director on the board of Newfoundland Foray, Inc.

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