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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

Ross Gallery Presents “Labor” by Katie Maish and “Forge, Cast, Fabricate” by Metal Museum Artists

MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces two exhibitions opening on January 11.  “Labor”  will feature works by  Katie Maish  in the main gallery, and  “Forge, Cast, Fabricate”  includes recent works by apprentices and staff artists at the  Metal Museum  in the gallery foyer. A public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, January 18 from 5:30 to... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Celebrating 300 Years of the Lasallian Mission

  The Vatican has declared 2019 as a Jubilee Year (November 17, 2018 - December 31, 2019) to recognize the 300th anniversary of the death of Saint John Baptist de La Salle (April 30, 1719). “A Jubilee Year offers the opportunity to express our faith through concrete actions in favor of those most in need. I invite all of you to celebrate the jubilee through practical acts of kindness and service to young people yearning for mercy and compassion,” says Brother... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, December 19, 2018

CBU Hosts Historic Menorah Lighting on Campus

Rabbi Jeremy Simons, Dr. Stan Eisen, and President John Smarrelli at CBU's first menorah lighting. MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) hosted its first-ever menorah lighting on campus, observing the first day of Hanukkah on December 2, 2018. The event was a cooperative effort among Dr. Stan Eisen (Biology Professor, Director of Pre-Professional Health Programs), Hillel of Memphis' Rabbi Jeremy Simons, and Russell Gourley of the CBU Physical Plant. Refreshments... Read More
Posted by Mary Nikkel at Friday, December 7, 2018

CBU Launches Construction, Engineering & Inspection Consortium

MEMPHIS, TN - The Gadomski School of Engineering at Christian Brothers University (CBU) has launched the Construction, Engineering & Inspection (CE&I) Consortium) to advance and share knowledge related to the construction industry among its members through education and research. Dr. Andrew Assadollahi, PE (CE&I Consortium Director and Department Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering), explained that the vision of CE&I is “to be a unique, world-class... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, November 29, 2018

CBU Ross Gallery Presents “The Death of Fear” Exhibition

Joint Exhibition Features Artwork by Sisavanh Phouthavong Houghton and Nelson Gutierrez MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces a joint exhibition featuring two artists opening on November 2.  “The Death of Fear”  will feature works by  Sisavanh  Phouthavong Houghton  in the main gallery and works by  Nelson Gutierrez in the gallery foyer. A public reception for the artists... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, October 26, 2018

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 President Named “Outstanding Executive Leader” by Memphis Fundraising Professionals

MEMPHIS — Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., president of Christian Brothers University (CBU), will be honored as the “Outstanding Executive Leader” by the  Association of Fundraising Professionals  (Memphis Chapter)  at its annual  National Philanthropy Day Crystal Awards  on November 13 at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Ross Gallery Presents Exhibitions by Roger Allan Cleaves and CBU Alumni

MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces new exhibitions opening on September 28. “Breaking Ground” by  Roger Allan Cleaves  will be on display in the main gallery, and a selection works by of six  CBU Art Alumni  will be shown in the gallery foyer. A public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, October 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both shows will be on exhibition through... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, September 25, 2018

After 10 Years of Service, John Smarrelli to Leave CBU Presidency in June

by  Jennifer Pignolet , Memphis Commercial Appeal At least once a semester, Christian Brothers University President John Smarrelli, who also happens to be a biochemist, pops into an introductory biology class to see if he's "still got it." "A little rusty, let's put it that way," Smarrelli said of his last appearance in front of a classroom.  He'll soon have a lot more time to sharpen his teaching skills if he wants.  This... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, September 12, 2018