Adam Marcus, a 4th year ACO student, has just been notified that he will receive the inaugural 2008 SIAM Denes Konig Prize for a junior researcher for outstanding research in an area of discrete mathematics for his two papers: M. Klazar and A. Marcus, Extensions of the linear bound in the Furedi-Hajnal conjecture, Adv. in Appl. Math. 38 (2006), 258-266, and A. Marcus and G. Tardos, Excluded permutation matrices and the Stanley-Wilf conjecture, J. Comb. Theory Ser. A 107 (2004), 153-160. The award will be presented at the SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics in Vermont in June.