Greenway Projects Underway With New Dorm Construction

architecutral sketch of the Science Center By 2018, the Greenway Projects will transform the eastern side of campus with four new residence halls, a 250,000 square-foot science center and an expansive greenway for recreation and relaxation.

Football Team Wins NESCAC Championship

Football won the New England Small College Athletics Conference championship and finished undefeated for the second straight season.

Josef Trapani Receives NSF Award

Biologist Josef Trapani received an NSF award of $77,025 for his project “GABA A Receptor Control of Hyperactivity in Developing Zebrafish.” It is a collaborative award with biology professor Gerald B. Downes at the University of Massachusetts.

Helen Leung and Mark Marshall Receive NSF Award

Helen Leung and Mark Marshall, both chemistry professors, together received an RUI NSF award of $268,029 for their project “Beyond Electrostatics: Investigating the Contributions of Dispersion and Electron Transfer in Intermolecular Interactions.”

NSF Grants Renewed for Larry Hunter and David Hall

Physics’ Larry Hunter and David Hall both had existing NSF grants renewed. Hunter was awarded $224,532 for a project titled “A Search for Long-Range Spin-Spin Interactions and Thallium-Fluoride Investigations,” while Hall received $475,000 for “Experiments with Topological Excitations in Bose-Einstein Condensates.”

Martín Medina Elizalde Receives NSF Award

Martín Medina Elizalde of geology received an NSF award of $162,805 for “A Speleothem Study of the Paleoclimatology of the Yucatán Peninsula: Testing Modes and Causes of Variability in the North American Tropics,” along with with co-researcher and geosciences professor Stephen Burns of the University of Massachusetts. 

Robert Benedetto Receives NSF Grant

Mathematics’ Robert Benedetto received a Research at Undergraduate Institutions National Science Foundation award of $178,745 for his project “Galois Action and Entropy in Non-Archimedean Dynamics.”