ASC Town Hall Meeting Today
The ASC Town Hall Meeting sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council is TODAY
from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Drake Performance and Event Center. You have an opportunity to learn about and engage in the life of our college. This is a meeting that is built around you, your ideas, questions and concerns. There will be a few moderated questions based on questions submitted by staff at our Pancake Breakfasts and time open for on-the-spot questions.
College of Arts and Sciences Announces Campaign to Transform School of Music
The College of Arts and Sciences has kicked off a fundraising campaign to vastly improve and revitalize its School of Music facilities
, and is committing $20 million of university funds to the endeavor, according to an announcement from Joseph Steinmetz, executive dean and vice provost. The New Day Campaign
starts immediately and will raise funds for the school over a three-year period with the goal to bring the facilities in line to complement the school’s outstanding faculty and students.
Byrd Polar Researchers Awarded NSF Grant
Paolo Gabrielli, research scientist, Byrd Polar Research Center, and Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor of Earth Sciences and senior research scientist, Byrd Polar Research Center, have been awarded a three-year $588,000 grant
from the NSF Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences to assess the human impact on the chemical characteristics of the glaciers in the Himalaya and the Tibetan Plateau from the pre-industrial era to present time.
2012 President's and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service
Kudos to our three Distinguished Faculty Service Award winners, all of whom earlier this year received 2012 Distinguished Scholar Awards: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier
, Vernal Riffe Professor of Political Science
; Anita K. Hopper, professor and chair, Department of Molecular Genetics; Louis Franklin DiMauro, professor
and Dr. Edward E. and Sylvia Hagenlocker Chair in Physics
, Department of Physics. The award honors faculty members who have made extensive contributions to the development and implementation of university policies and programs, making an impact on the quality of the university.
Astronomy Graduate Student Receives PEO Scholar Award
Courtney Epstein, a PhD candidate in astronomy, has received the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Scholar award
. The P.E.O. is a sisterhood of “women helping women reach for the stars,” literally in this case. Epstein studies the chemical evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy using a new technique, called asteroseismology, to measure more precise ages of stars.
Honors Faculty Service Award
Professor Dave Stetson, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, is the 2011 – 2012 recipient of the Honors Faculty Service Award
. The award recognizes excellence in honors advising, honors instruction, honors committee work, and other honors initiatives and responsibilities that have enhanced the quality of education available to honors students in the liberal arts.
Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award
Professor Gary Wenk, Department of Psychology; Department of Neuroscience; and Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, is the 2011 – 2012 recipient of the Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award
. The award recognizes a full professor who has a truly exceptional record in teaching, research, and service.
Arts and Sciences Undergraduate e-Newsletter – April Issue
The April undergraduate student e-Newsletter
is now available. To submit content or to be added to the mailing list, contact Ann Rottersman at email@example.com
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Kathryn Sullivan Scholarship –Deadline Extended To April 20
The Kathryn Sullivan
scholarship supports undergraduate arts and sciences students with a preference for junior or senior women majoring or minoring in the sciences, with a passion for exploration and/or aerospace, and in good academic standing. Deadline is extended to April 20. Contact: Ann Rottersman, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Robert H. Edgerley Environmental Toxicology Fund
Graduate Student Funding
supports graduate students conducting thesis or dissertation research in environmental toxicology. Deadline is May 11, 2012. The request for proposals (RFP) may be found here
Helen M. and Milton O. Lee Fellowships Fund
Fellowships for graduate students to attend Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. Open to all NMS graduate students. Deadline is May 11, 2012
The Request for Proposals (RFP) may be found here