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People Notes: June 2019


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Ipsita Banerjee, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of chemistry, has won the 2019 Outstanding Mentorship award from the Chemistry Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research for work involving undergraduates in her research program.

Francis Petit, GABELLI, associate dean, recently published “Lou Carnesecca: Lessons for Today’s Executive that goes beyond Basketball” in The Journal of Sports and Games, Vol. 1, Issue 2, 2019.

Joshua Schrier, Ph.D., ARTS and SCIENCES, professor of chemistry and Kim B. and Stephen E. Bepler Chair, was interviewed for an article in Chemical & Engineering News on a recent National Academy of Sciences report on scientific reproducibility and replicability.

He also co-edited a virtual issue on research in physical chemistry research at primarily undergraduate institutions for the Journal of Physical Chemistry.

He also gave talks on “Robot-Enabled Halide Perovskite Discovery—A Case Study in Autonomous Materials Exploration” at the Materials Research Symposium, “‘Robot-Ready’ Halide Perovskite Synthesis” at the 257th American Chemical Society National Meeting, and “Discovering Novel Solar Cell Materials Using ‘Robot-Ready’ Reactions and Machine Learning” (in the session: “Automation in the Research and Development Laboratory: From Academia To Industry) at Pittcon 2019.

Lance Strate, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, professor of communication and media studies, was quoted in article online by Kermit Zarley on Patheos on May 15, “Biblical Scholar Werner Kelber to Receive an Award.”

Magda Teter, Ph.D., ARTS AND SCIENCES, Shvidler Chair in Judaic Studies and professor of history, was honored by the Polish-Jewish Dialogue Committee at the annual Jan Karski Humanitarian Awards Evening on May 20, which took place at the Koscuiszko Foundation.

Shannon R. Waite, GSE, clinical assistant professor in the division of educational leadership, administration, and policy, will speak at the Educator Summit in a breakout session entitled, Developing Diversity: Equipping School Building Leaders to Support Teachers of Color, on July 12 in Philadelphia, PA.


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