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In Memorium: Umihiko Hoshijima, Antarctic Scientific Diver In Memorium: Umihiko Hoshijima, Antarctic Scientific Diver
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Monday August 19, 2019

Umihiko ("Umi") Hoshijima, a postdoctoral researcher in ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz, died in a diving accident while working on a research project in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey near Glacier Bay, Alaska, on Aug. 7, according to a university news release. He was 28.
Revision Strongly Encourages Interdisciplinary Research Proposals Revision Strongly Encourages Interdisciplinary Research Proposals
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Thursday August 15, 2019

The new Antarctic Research solicitation (NSF 19-595) has been revised to encourage disciplinary research in addition to research that crosses, and integrates, disciplinary perspectives and approaches in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean. The goal of this change is to remove perceived barriers for submission of research that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries while ensuring continued support for core research themes.

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