The Events of 2001-2002

November 26, 2001 - Dr. Gregory DeAngelis from Washington University School of Medicine was the first of five lecture seminar series held this year. He discussed Linking neuronal activity and perception: Insights from studies of 3D vision. This event, co-sponsored with the Neuroscience program, was held in the School of Nursing auditorium at 5:00 p.m.

January 23, 2002 - The second of our lecture series featured Dr. Naren Chirmule of Merck & Company, Inc. Dr. Chirmule discussed the basics of gene therapy to a group of faculty and students in the School of Nursing auditorium at 4:30 p.m. This event was co-sponsored by the Merck Foundation.

February 6, 2002 - The Chemistry Department co-sponsored our third lecture featuring Dr. Marsha Lester from the University of Pennsylvania. Her topic was exploring the OH + CO reaction coordinate via IR spectroscopy of the OH - CO complex and was held in the School of Nursing auditorium at 4:30 p.m.

February 28, 2002 - Dr. Joel Friedman from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine was our guest speaker for the fourth lecture of our seminar series. Dr. Friedman spoke about studying fast protein dynamics the slow way: Proteins in solid matrices. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine co-sponsored this event which was held in the School of Nursing auditorium at 5:00 p.m.

March 21, 2002 - Dr. Bruce Bush from Merck & Company, Inc. had the honor of being the fifth and final guest lecturer of our Lecture Seminar Series. He spoke on the topic of Locks, keys, and minicry: Molecular structure and biological activity. This event was also held in the School of Nursing auditorium to an audience of faculty and students at 5:00 p.m. The Merck Foundation co-sponsored this event as well.

April 25, 2002 - The Second Annual Sigma Xi Poster Session was a huge success. To see images of the posters, click View Scrapbook. Twenty-five separate posters were presented involving 36 student participants! This impressive event was held in the newly renovated Barone Campus Center lobby from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. For a list of student participants and their research topic, click here.

May, 2002: Kathleen McAvoy '03 and Kimberly Young '03 were recognized by Sigma Xi and each presented an award for summer research. This summer, Katie is working on the effects of the Housatonic River on the growth of seaweed with Dr. Jen Klug. Kim's project title is "Morphological defense against spongivory in temperate sponges." She is working with Dr. Malcolm Hill. Both students will present their research findings at our next Sigma Xi poster session.

May 16, 2002: Year-end Reception was a well attended event. It was held in the faculty diningroom of the Barone Campus Center. Highlights from the past academic year were discussed, and future directions for our chapter were planned. Thirteen students and four faculty were recognized and inducted as members of the chapter. Check out images from the event.

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