From the Chair
Things in the department will look a little different next year! For those of you returning in the fall, you’ll notice that the Chemistry Department will have undergone some construction and rearrangement over the summer. Be prepared to find faculty in different offices, new research spaces, and a small new common space for your use. Specifically, we will create two new offices out of the lab space adjacent to Dave’s office, and Joe and Chris Calderone, our new biochemist, will move into them. Matt will move into Joe’s current office, and Dani’s research group will move into Matt’s current office. Mudd 185 will be converted back into a full-time research lab, with most of the space being used by Chris and his group. There will be additional common space outside of the two new offices; we hope that you will make good use of it! Maps and trails of breadcrumbs will be provided in the fall, to help you find your way around this new and improved Mudd Hall.
University of Michigan PIBS (Program in Biomedical Sciences) Preview
Students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences are encouraged to consider attending the Biomedical Sciences Preview weekend, October 4-6, 2012, on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus. Students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, low-income family backgrounds, first-generation U.S. citizens, and first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply. Preview includes:
- an all-expense-paid visit for selected participants
- activities and workshops on applying and attending graduate school at UM including the PIBS Fall Open House on October 6
- one-on-one and group interactions with faculty
- networking with current graduate students and peers from across the country
- tour of campus, facilities and the city of Ann Arbor
Application deadline: August 1, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.med.umich.edu/pibs/prospective/events/preview/index.html.
This is the last Weekly Beaker of the year. Good luck on your exams and have a good summer.
Congratulations Class of 2012!