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Category: School of Sciences

CBU Lasallian College Provides Benefits to STEM Students

MEMPHIS — Eighteen students from Shelby County are taking advantage of a unique opportunity offered by Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis. CBU’s Lasallian College provides special benefits and services exclusively to Shelby County graduates who plan to major in any one of the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, or math). Dr. Johnell A. Goins, director of the Lasallian College, has high hopes for the Lasallian College scholars. “I am really... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Christian Brothers University PA Program Awarded HRSA Grant

Grant will fund project to deliver primary care services in medically underserved communities MEMPHIS – The Physician Assistant Studies program at Christian Brothers University (CBU) has been awarded an $835,00 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The five-year grant will fund a project to strengthen access and deliver primary care services in rural, medically underserved communities with high... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, June 21, 2019

CBU Chemistry Program Receives American Chemical Society Approval

MEMPHIS – Christian Brothers University (CBU) recently received notification from the American Chemical Society (ACS) that its baccalaureate chemistry program has been added to its list of ACS-approved programs. With this approval, the CBU chemistry program joins 14 other ACS-approved undergraduate chemistry programs in Tennessee, two of which are in Memphis – Rhodes College and the University of Memphis. The approval process, according to ACS, “provides a mechanism for... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, January 25, 2019

Why One Science Professor Has Students Write a Children’s Book

Once Upon a Time, a Novel Teaching Idea by Dan Berrett,  The Chronicle of Higher Education Early in the semester, Stan Eisen presents students in his upper-level biology courses with an unusual choice: Would they prefer to take a final exam or write a children’s book? "I see it as a tool to get students engaged so they see the topic as interesting, fascinating, and worthwhile," Eisen, a professor of biology at Christian Brothers University, said of the book... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, October 19, 2018

CBU Appoints New Director of Nursing

MEMPHIS — Dr. Jennifer Hitt has been appointed as director of the Nursing Program at Christian Brothers University (CBU). The director is responsible for overseeing CBU’s RN to BSN program and accreditation, and has the lead role implementing a vision for the program’s sustainability and growth. Dr. Hitt brings a wealth and diversity of experience in nursing and nurse education and has worked in higher education for over a decade. Hitt comes to CBU most recently having... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, July 13, 2017

CBU to Host 2016 MHIRT Symposium on September 17

MEMPHIS — This Saturday, students will present their summer research at the 2016 Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Symposium. This past summer, 14 students traveled to sites in Brazil, Uganda, and Nicaragua to engage in research related to biomedical science, behavioral science, environmental science and/or public health. Students spent a total of 10 weeks in these countries, and conducted research within their areas of interest.... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Monday, September 12, 2016

McGuffee Appointed Dean of School of Sciences

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University has named Dr. James W. McGuffee to fill the position of Dean of the School of Sciences , one of the four major academic schools that comprise the University. McGuffee comes to CBU from Northern Kentucky University, where he served as chair of the Computer Science department in the NKU College of Informatics from 2013 to 2016. He fills the position following the 19-year tenure of Dr. Johnny Holmes, who retired as dean to return to the... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, July 12, 2016

CBU Commencement Celebrates Class of 2015

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) will celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2015 with its official Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. at Signaigo Field on the CBU campus. The ceremony will be presided over by Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., President of CBU; John Mitchell Graves, Chair of the CBU Board of Trustees; and Brother Dominic Ehrmantraut, Director of the Christian Brothers Community. CBU will confer 228 Bachelor degrees at the ceremony from the Rose Deal... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, May 14, 2015

CBU Awards Top Scholarships for Incoming Freshman Class

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) has announced the 2015 recipients of the Trustee Scholarship and  Leadership Scholarship , the most prestigious financial aid awards granted by the university awarded annually to members of its incoming freshman class. Both scholarships require extensive applications and a day of interviews and other activities on campus. “The scholarship awardees are selected by committee review following the on-campus scholarship event days,” said Kristi... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, March 12, 2015

CBU Honored as a “College Of Distinction”

    MEMPHIS – Christian Brothers University (CBU) has been honored as a “ College of Distinction ” by the publishers of Colleges of Distinction, a website ( collegesofdistinction.com ) and corresponding e-guidebook dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. CBU is one of a select group of colleges to earn this prestigious designation, based on its excellence in four areas of distinctions: engaged students, great... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, January 28, 2015