The BSD welcomed the incoming class of 2013 during our annual Orientation Week, September 23-27. In addition to the Divisional and University orientation sessions, events included a division-wide BBQ, Dean's Council-sponsored wine tasting reception, and a catered dinner at the Linclon Park Zoo, as well as cluster- and program-wide orientations, social events, and retreats.
The incoming class includes 59 PhD students, 7 MSTP students, and 9 MS (Health Studies) students, and represents 23 states and 10 countries.
The UofC BSD sponsored a team of 61 graduate students, postdocs, and staff in the Run 4 the Kids 5k Run/Walk on July 18, 2013! The team placed first and had four top-third finishers in their age groups.
This event is sponsored by Ignite the Spirit, an organization created by the Chicago Fire Department. Ignite the Spirit began in 2003 in response to 9/11 and the toll it took on the nation and on the families of first responders who lost their lives. Chicago firefighters who helped at Ground Zero resolved to reach out to local families and create a source of financial and emotional help. Ignite also benefits various causes including cancer research and children's hospitals…The organization's goal is to offer immediate assistance. Ignite the Spirit: "We're HERE when you need us."
We congratulate eight BSD students and three PSD student who received 2013 National Science Foundation awards.
Hussein Al-Asadi, Evolutionary Biology
Jenna Christensen, Cell and Molecular Biology
Vu Dinh, Biophysical Sciences
Molly Evans, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Molly Gallagher, Ecology and Evolution
Evan Koch, Ecology and Evolution
Dallas Krentzel, Evolutionary Biology
Ryan Mork, Biophysical Sciences
Guillermina Ramirez-San Juan, Biophysical Sciences
Elizabeth Sander, Ecology and Evolution
Alexander White, Ecology and Evolution