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2012 News in Brief



Under-the-sea themed jack-o’-lanterns win Parsons Lab’s Halloween contest

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About 80 of CEE’s Parsons Lab members, friends and families wielded knives Friday evening, Oct. 26, during the annual Halloween party and pumpkin carving contest. This year’s winner was a set of five pumpkins carved with an under-the-sea theme spearheaded by graduate student Alison Hoyt. Hoyt and friend carved two pumpkins: an octopus and kelp. Other members of the winning team were graduate students Dave Whittleston (skeleton fish), Mason Stahl and friend (seahorse) and Jane Chui (seashell). Postdoctoral associates Eben Cross and Melissa Garren — appropriately wigged out — judged the 40 pumpkins. The winning pumpkins are shown in photo 36, and the judges in photo 7 of the photo album (by Ruby Fu) on Facebook.