Eblin Honored With Ringing of USS Arizona Bell
The bell of the USS Arizona was to be rung today to honor Kylee Eblin, a University of Arizona doctoral student in pharmacology and toxicology, who recently won the Society of Toxicology's Women in Toxicology Student Achievement Award.
The bell â€“ which is rung only on significant occasions in the life of
The University of Arizona â€“ is tolled at the Student Union Memorial
Center on the third Wednesday of each month to recognize faculty,
staff, students and alumni for achievements that bring prestige and
recognition to themselves and the University.
Eblin was selected for the Society of Toxicology award for her academic achievement, leadership and service in the field of toxicology. Her research focuses on how low-level arsenic exposure damages bladder cells, which may lead to the development of cancer.
Eblin was one of just three students nationwide selected for the 2008 award.
The bell is rung at 12:07 p.m. The time corresponds with the date that the battleship was sunk at Pearl Harbor: Dec. 7, 1941.
Campus community members are invited to nominate faculty, staff or students for Outstanding University Achievement awards at http://www.union.arizona.edu/outstanding.