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Trawick, Senior Vice President of the Southern Company Commercial Operations and Planning, to speak

05/26/2015

Place: Parker Hall 249 (tentatively)

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Aust accepts position with Martin Methodist College

05/20/2015

PhD student Jennifer Aust has received and accepted the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics from Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, TN. Her major professor is Professor Dean Hoffman.

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Faculty members nominated for U.S. Professors of the Year

05/11/2015

PhD student Jennifer Aust has received and accepted the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics from Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, TN. Her major professor is Professor Dean Hoffman.

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COSAM recognizes academic achievement for 2014-2015 academic year

05/11/2015

COSAM awarded top students and faculty at the annual Honors Convocation on April 25. This year, the convocation was held in honor of Howard Hargis, former head of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Hargis retired in 2004 after 34 years as a professor at Auburn. During the ceremony, students were recognized for outstanding academic achievement for the 2014-2015 academic year. Dean Giordano also congratulated several COSAM students, faculty and staff for exceptional performance including the following:

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Merner group’s first paper selected as ACS Editor’s Choice

05/08/2015

Graduate students Nirmal Mitra and Rolande Meudom’s paper, A Non-Cross-Coupling Approach to Arene-Bridged Macrocycles: Synthesis, Structure, and Direct Regioselective Functionalization of a Cycloparaphenylene Fragment, has been selected as an ACS Editor’s Choice Article.  Based on the recommendation of ACS editors, one new peer-reviewed manuscript is selected daily to be featured as an open access article for the global chemistry community.   Mitra and Meudom are second year graduate students in Prof. Brad Merner’s research Group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and their article was published with this distinction on May 8, 2015.  Prof. John Gorden completed important crystallographic work for this article and is also a co-author.

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Perry and Yeh new Graduate Student Council senators

05/07/2015

Kat Perry and Bin Yeh have been elected as senators to represent our department in the Graduate Student Council.

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Brittany Gamble named PASS Mentor of the Year

05/05/2015

On May 1st, the Promoting Academic Success for Students (PASS) Mentoring Program held its 5th Annual Recognition Luncheon. The luncheon focused on “Mentorship Matters.” Mentors and mentees dropped –in to be recognized for a great 2014-15 year. Awards were distributed to each participant in the program. The Mentor of the Year Award was awarded to an outstanding mentor. To receive the award, a student being mentored had to submit a nomination form detailing the reasons why their mentor should be chosen. This year’s winner is Brittany Gamble. She was nominated by here mentee, Victoria Roberson. Ms. Roberson stated:

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Nobel Peace Prize winner to receive honorary doctorate

05/05/2015

John Oakberg, mathematics ’69, will receive an honorary doctorate at the College of Sciences and Mathematics’ 2015 spring commencement on Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m. Oakberg was part of a team of scientists at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna to receive the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. The award was presented for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest way possible.

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Erzurumluoglu accepts postdoc position at Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada

05/04/2015

Mr. Aras Erzurumluoglu accepted a postdoc position in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics http://www.mun.ca/math/ at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, starting this September. His major professor is Chris Rodger. Aras is going to work with David Pike who is one of the first  (#6) PhD students of Chris Rodger.

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