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Miller receives Burns Graduate School Award

Author: Gene Stowe

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Marvin Miller, the George and Winifred Clark Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received the 2011 James A. Burns, C.S.C., Graduate School Award, conferred at the Graduate School awards dinner in May. The award, which includes a $2,500 prize, honors faculty members for distinction in graduate teaching and other exemplary contributions to graduate education.…

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Graduate Research Symposium Showcases Outstanding Research

Author: Gene Stowe

College of Science graduate students gave poster presentations at the second annual Graduate Research Symposium on Jan. 22. The judged event, including presenters from Engineering, Humanities and Social Science, was held in the Jordan Hall of Science Galleria. Ian Lightcap received the $500 first place award, and Karsten Steinhaeuser received the $100 second place.

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Wiest Shows Computation Can Speed Disease Treatment

Author: Gene Stowe

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Research by Olaf Wiest, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh, Northeastern University and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston demonstrated that computational tools can help identify a drug target to combat infections. The research combined genome analysis, network biology, and virtual screening for the first time in a pipeline that led to molecules effective against E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus, including multi-drug resistant strains. Results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scienceand summarized in Nature magazine.…

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NY Times Article Explains Duman and Serianni Antifreeze Discovery

Author: Gene Stowe

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A breakthrough discovery by Kent R. Walters Jr. and John G. Duman of the Department of Biological Sciences, Anthony S. Serianni of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and researchers from the University of Alaska has revealed a new way that insects protect themselves from freezing. The discovery, is included in a New York Times Science article titled, “When Built-In Antifreeze Beats a Winter Coat.”

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Kolata Named APS Outstanding Referee

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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James Kolata, professor of physics, has been selected by the American Physical Society as an Outstanding Referee for 2009.

The Outstanding Referee program was instituted in 2008. The highly selective award program recognizes scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in APS journals. Like Fellowship in the APS, this is a lifetime award. By initiating the program, APS expresses its appreciation to all referees, whose efforts in peer review not only keep the standards of the journals at a high level, but in many cases also help authors to improve the quality and readability of their articles—even those that are not published by APS.…

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