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Biology Graduate Student Receives Fellowship to Present at Genome 10K Conference

Melissa Keinath, a graduate student in the University of Kentucky Department of Biology, has been awarded a Genome 10K fellowship to attend the 2015 Genome 10K Conference

UK Students Win Kentucky Academy of Science Research Competitions

Thirteen University of Kentucky students took home top honors at the Kentucky Academy of Science 100th Annual Meeting in November, including eight students in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Undergraduate Researchers Receive Oswald Awards

The University of Kentucky Office for Undergraduate Research has presented 17 students with the Oswald Research and Creativity Program awards.

Undergraduate Assistants Help Freshmen Transition to Life as STEMCats

Biology Professor Helps Bring New York-based Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Therapeutics Company to Lexington

Gismo Therapeutics Inc., a New York-based biotech startup, has recently relocated its company to the University of Kentucky Advanced Science and Technology Commercialization Center, a business incubator housing new and emerging technology-based companies on UK’s campus.

STEMCats: Assisting with Science

While STEMCats may be one of the newest Living Learning Communities on campus, it is providing incoming students with many unique opportunities. Students are not only able to live on campus and take courses with like-minded peers, but STEMCats also allows incoming freshmen students to participate in research and connect with peers, upperclassmen, and professors. In this podcast, we talk with several Undergraduate Instructional Assistants, or UIA’s, who have been building connections with STEMCats freshmen through sharing their experiences. Learn more about the STEMCats program and UIA’s as they speak about what they enjoy about the program and their connections with younger students.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard

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Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame 2014

The College of Arts and Sciences inducted six new members into its Hall of Fame Oct. 10, 2014, with a ceremony at the Singletary Center for the Arts, bringing the current totals to 38 alumni and 13 emeritus faculty A&S Hall of Fame members.

2014 Alumni Inductees:

Ethelee Davidson Baxter

Robert Straus Lipman

Jill M. Rappis

George H. Scherr

2014 Emeriti Faculty Inductees:

George C. Herring

Keith B. MacAdam

View their Hall of Fame videos here: as.uky.edu/celebrates-new-hall-fame-members

A&S Hall of Fame 2014 - Dr. George H. Scherr

George H. Scherr is a bacteriologist, researcher and inventor, currently residing in Highland Park, Ill. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Queen’s College in 1941 – majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry – and studied chemistry at Princeton University before pursuing graduate study at the University of Kentucky. Scherr graduated from UK with a master’s degree in 1949 and a doctorate in 1951 in microbiology, focusing on bacteriology and cytogenetics.

Before receiving his graduate degrees, Scherr worked as a bacteriologist and researcher for the New York City Department of Health, the U.S. Civil Service Commission and the Biological Warfare Service. Following the completion of his doctorate, he served as an assistant professor of microbiology at the Creighton University School of Medicine and as an associate professor of bacteriology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Much of Scherr’s research has been dedicated to developing methods for stopping life-threatening infections.Through experiments with silver nitrate and sodium alginate, Scherr was able to create the royal silver alginate bandage, a wound dressing that keeps lesions sterile and prevents bacteria from multiplying. He gave the rights to his discovery to three companies – one in the US, one in Ireland and one in India – allowing this important infection-fighting tool to reach virtually all corners of the globe.

 

 

Add It Up: A Q&A with Chemistry's Mark Meier

The new College of Arts & Sciences Research Computing cluster shares the basic design elements of a modern supercomputer, though at a smaller scale and lower cost. Multiple systems are linked together within a high bandwidth, low latency framework, allowing researchers to run demanding applications across hundreds of processors simultaneously.

Chellgren Center Honors 43 New Fellows

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