Graduate student Huiyuan Zhu receives Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad

The Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad is a scholarship set up by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to honor overseas Chinese students with outstanding academic accomplishments. Established in 2003, this award is developed to encourage research excellence and to recognize the achievements among Chinese students abroad. This award includes a 6,000-U.S.-dollar prize and a CSC-issued certificate. Recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony in May.

Congratulations Huiyuan!

(Distributed April 15, 2014)

Marius Draeger named Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellow

Marius Draeger, Rebecca Mason, Laura Perille and Steven Swarbrick will teach at Wheaton College in 2014-15, through the Graduate School’s partnership with the Norton, Massachusetts, college.  As Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows, the doctoral students will exercise the teaching skills modeled and cultivated at the University while experiencing faculty life at a liberal arts college.

(Distributed March 28, 2014)

Journal Issue in Memory of Dr. Dwight A. Sweigart

The January 2014 issue of the Journal of Organometallic Polymers and Materials has been released In Memory of Dr. Dwight A. Sweigart. This issue features an introduction written by two of Dwight's former doctoral students, Robert Pike (Floyd D. Gottwald Professor of Chemistry at The College of William and Mary) and Ephraim Honig (Chief Operating Officer at Strem Chemicals, Inc.) and contains numerous articles by Dwight's former students and colleagues.

(Distributed February 6, 2014)

From the Sello Lab: Graduate student Daniel Carney first author of paper on new class of antibiotics

As concerns about bacterial resistance to antibiotics grow, researchers are racing to find new kinds of drugs to replace ones that are no longer effective. One promising new class of molecules called acyldepsipeptides — ADEPs — kills bacteria in a way that no marketed antibacterial drug does — by altering the pathway through which cells rid themselves of harmful proteins... 

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(Distributed February 6, 2014)
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