News of the Moment 10/13

Lunch for Leah with Dr. Cooper on the left.

Lunch for Leah with Dr. Cooper on the left.

Dr. Marguerite Cooper, a.k.a. Dr. Mom, Professor Emerita, was among the guests at a luncheon for our former Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Leah Allen.

 

Science Trivia contest last year

Dr. Varriano, Professor of Physics, runs the Science Trivia contest last year.

On October 3, The CBU chapter of the Society of Physics Students hosted the second annual Science Trivia contest.  Teams of students battled it out for four grueling rounds of questions from biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.  This year’s first place team and the winners of the coveted Science Genius trophy were CBU students Rene Hudlet, Tony Le, and Fred Smith.  The second place finishers were CBU students Tiffany Corkran, Rebekah Herrman, and Megan Mosier; and a team from Rhodes took third place.  Dr. John Varriano, Professor of Physics, was master of ceremonies, and Mrs. Cathy Grilli, Professor of Mathematics, assisted.

JD Wolfe presenting at the MHIRT Symposium.

JD Wolfe presenting at the MHIRT Symposium.

On October 5, the Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Projects Symposium and Wrap-up for Summer 2013 projects was held.  Two CBU students were among those presenting their research.   Elton Banks, Biomedical Science 2014, presented on: Analysis of Expression Patterns of Hamartin and Tuberin in Animal Models with High Fat Diets His mentor was Luiz Britto, Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.  J.D. Wolfe, Biology 2015, presented on:  The Anatomical, Functional, and Electrophysiological Evaluation of the Visual System in Albinism Carriers: A Clinical and Laboratory Study.  His mentor was Dora Fix Ventura, Dept. of Experimental Psychology, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.  In all, there were eleven presentations by 13 students.  The presenting students’ home institutions include: CBU;  University of Memphis; University of Tennessee in Knoxville; Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN; Jackson State University in Mississippi; University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Tuskegee University in Alabama; Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois; Fort Valley State University in Georgia; and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, Professor of Biology, had an article published about her by the University of Tennessee Alumni Association. It was a featured story in Vital Signs, the alumni e-newsletter:
http://uthscalumni.com/s/1341/uthsc/index.aspx?sid=1341&gid=4&pgid=3436&cid=5155&ecid=5155&crid=0&calpgid=535&calcid=1889

Anna Birg with two CBU Professors Emeriti, Dr. Bill Busler and Dr. Lyle Wescott

Anna Birg with two CBU Professors Emeriti, Dr. Bill Busler and Dr. Lyle Wescott.

Anna Birg, Biochemistry 2014, has been accepted into the Fall 2014 entering class of the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy in Memphis.

Erika Yates, Biochemistry 2014, has been accepted into the Fall 2014 entering class of the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy in Memphis.