That’s where I was last week…
December 13th, 2013

That’s where I was last week – southern California. A woman was swimming in the Pacific, as you can see in the photo. Seals and cormorants were sunning themselves on the rocks at La Jolla beach. It was grand. It’s 9 below here in St. John ’s at this moment, and well below average temps. We are all in a deep freeze and California is just a sunny memory, albeit a delicious one.

I have lots to say about the annual Council of Graduate Schools meetings I attended in San Diego but time is racing here in the pre-holiday rush and so I’ll have to do with the photo and a promise to return with a longer post next week.


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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