Jan. 6, 2010
Books and Publications
• Maurice Jackson, associate professor of history and African American studies, has co-edited a book that draws together the Haitian Revolution’s impact on African Americans – the inspiration and influence on black nationalism, abolitionism, black socialist and revolutionary thought and Pan-Africanism. The book, "African Americans and the Haitian Revolution" (Routledge, 2010), uses a collection of scholarly essays to showcase recent scholarship on primary texts written by African-Americans about the Haitian Revolution.
• Daniel Blair, assistant professor of physics, received a $100,000 grant from the Petroleum Research Fund to nvestigate properties of colloidal glasses by using thermally expandable hydrogel microspheres.
• Toshiko Ichiye, professor and the McGowan Chair in Chemistry, received a $105,199 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for "Computer Simulations of Electron Transfer Proteins." Ichiye will develop models that describe the architecture of metalloproteins, and the models will be used to develop software tools for predicting redox properties and metal binding sites of the metalloproteins.
• Jeffrey Urbach, professor of physics, received a $1.5 million five-year grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for his project "Mechanisms of Axonal Pathfinding in Three Dimensional Matrices." Urbach aims to provide information for guiding interventions to allow nerves to regenerate after spinal injury either through treatment of the injured area or implant designs that provide bridges for reconnection.
• Edward Van Keuren, chair and associate professor of physics, will use a $108,596 grant from the National Science Foundation to collaborate with other Georgetown science departments on "MRI: Acquisition of Light Scattering Instruments for Nanoparticle Characterization." The funding supports the purchase of three linked instruments for optical characterization of nanomaterials.
(January 6, 2010)
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