Shaking off the winter chill…

DAVID C. MANDERSCHEID | Blog from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Looking at the frozen tundra outside my window, I wish I could offer you a magic formula to blow the chill away and bring spring closer. Unfortunately, I can’t.

What I can offer is what works for me right now — besides a heavy coat, gloves, boots, hat and a concentrated effort to stay inside — taking a look at our stunning success stories in just the past two months.

These are but a few examples showing it takes more than ice, snow and minus wind chills to slow down the arts and sciences:

The latest? We just learned that Marcos Sotomayor, assistant professor, chemistry and biochemistry, has been named a 2015 Sloan Foundation Fellow.

Three ASC assistant professors garnered NSF CAREER Awards in January and February:

Three projects led by ASC faculty members won Global Midwest grants from the Humanities without Walls consortium:

Our researcher/scholars frequently receive Fulbright Scholarships, the most recent:

ASC’s senior faculty create legacies that win accolades from their peers:

I don’t know about you, but these are the things that warm my heart. The coat, gloves, boots, hat, can warm the rest.

Onward to spring.

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