April 14, 2005 • Volume 13 Number 15

Nota Bene

Asst. Prof. Shana Kelley (Chemistry) has been awarded a Keck Futures Initiative Grant, a competitive grant aimed to fill a critical missing link between research on bold new ideas and major federal funding programs which do not currently provide grants in areas that are considered risky or unusual. This grant will enable Kelly, along with University of Toronto Professor Edward Sargent, to conduct research on the properties of PbS semiconductor quantum dots built using DNA molecules, a novel class of hybrid inorganic bionanostructures. [Read last fall's Boston College Chronicle profile of Kelley.]


Boston College has announced the recipients of the 2005 Donald J. White Excellence in Teaching Awards, which recognize outstanding graduate teaching fellows and teaching assistants.

Carroll School of Management: Wendy Marcinkus, Basak Tanyeri.

Connell School of Nursing: Nola Della-Monica.

Lynch School of Education: Shaun Burns, Sarah Enterline, Leyla Gualdron-Murhib, Deborah Horan, Sarah Trantina.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: Manal Almry, Howard Chen, Michael Reardon, Tomasz Szatanek, Dean Wagner (Biology); Bryan Cowen, Chad Dooley, Sabrina Heng, Shio Komiya, Timothy Montavon (Chemistry); Marissa Ginn, Kolver Hernandez (Economics); Jeb Butler, Matthew Fluharty, Jaime Goodrich, Stephanie Loomis, Jessica Smith (English); Matthew Gruber, Jill Thompson (Geology and Geophysics); Mark Doyle, Bethany Jay (History).

Also, Marika Jewczyn, Andrew Rudman, Theodore Zarrabi (Mathematics); Michael Formichelli, John Manoussakis, Joseph Tanke, Jason Taylor (Philosophy); Francis Niestemski, Kevin Sullivan (Physics); Amy Haskell (Political Science); Frances Frey, Amy Love Collins (Psychology); Amber Hall, Alberto Villate Isaza, Sarah Link, Susanna Michalec, Arlene Ovalle, David Sulewski, Natalia Verjat (Romance Languages and Literatures); Jeff Langstraat (Sociology); Tracy Tiemeier (Theology).

The winners will be honored at a ceremony on May 4 at 4 p.m. in Gasson 100.

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