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Reflections on 9/11

College of Arts and Sciences Dean David Quigley, who had spent much of the summer preceding the attacks conducting research in and on New York City, reflects on the tragedy and its aftermath. More

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ken williams

Drug shows promise against HIV

A drug used to treat patients with Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis has helped scientists confirm how "viral reservoirs" form in patients living with HIV and proven effective at blocking the pathways to those reservoirs, Professor of Biology Ken Williams and a team of researchers report in the journal PLOS Pathogens. BC News Release (via Medical Express).

 

Tao Li

Simons Fellow in mathematics

Professor of Mathematics Tao Li has received a 2015 Simons Foundation Fellowship, granted to accomplished faculty for their recent research and the potential impact of their future work. BC Chronicle

Jeffery Byers

Chemist wins NSF Career Award

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jeffery Byers, whose research focuses on the development of sustainable chemistry, has received a $655,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, the agency's most prestigious grant for junior faculty. BC Chronicle

Patricia Leavy

ACA Award

Ph.D. alumna Patricia Leavy is the first sociologist to win the American Creativity Association Special Achievement Award, which honors achievements in innovation and creativity in all fields.

Graduate Students Honored

In recognition of their excellence as teaching fellows or teaching assistants, a select group of BC graduate students received the Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award. Also. Kelly Dumais, a doctoral student in psychology, was awarded the Engelhard Pingree Fellowship.

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Kate Olson

Grant recipient

Ph.D. candidate Kate Olson has won a grant for research from E3: Economics for Equity and Environment. Her project, entitled “The New Food Economy in Vermont: evaluating the Hardwick model”, is to study the growth of an alternative food network. Professor Juliet Schor is Kate's advisor.

David Geraghty

Mathematician named Sloan Fellow

Assistant Professor of Mathematics David Geraghty has received a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship, awarded annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to rising stars among U.S. and Canadian early-career scientists and scholars. Geraghty's work focuses on number theory and a sub-area known as the Langlands program. BC News Release

T. Ross Kelly

Chemist's Curiosities Beckon Learners

Vanderslice Professor of Chemistry T. Ross Kelly's longtime use of scientific curiosities to create hands-on learning experiences for students was featured by the Boston Globe.