Archive for July, 2016

Men’s Golf Alum Neil Johnson Cashes In Big At Colorado Open

2004 Gustavus graduate Neil Johnson finished his collegiate career as a four-time All-American and was a team member of a national championship. He has since played golf professionally for the past decade and last Sunday marked the biggest win of his career. Johnson won the CoBank Colorado Open, which included a field of players who had previously been on the PGA Tour.

Gustavus Peace Studies Faculty Attend International Conference at the University of Notre Dame

Participants, including faculty and administrators from colleges and universities on five continents, learned about the latest developments in the Peace Studies field and shared ideas for teaching classes, challenges of program development, and how to establish global partnerships.

Dwight Stoll (Chemistry)

Dwight Stoll received an Agilent Technologies Foundation grant for the study of two-dimensional liquid chromatography separations of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies.

Laura Triplett (Geology)

Laura Triplett received a McKnight Foundation grant to assess the effectiveness of land management strategies for reducing agricultural pollution entering the Seven Mile Creek in the Minnesota River basin by utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to environmental monitoring.

Dwight Stoll (Chemistry)

Dwight Stoll received a three-year National Science Foundation grant for the collaborative study and improvement of the quantitative performance of two-dimensional liquid chromatography, including the development of novel instrument hardware, software, and methodologies involving Agilent Technologies, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Gustavus Adolphus College.

Lianying Shan (Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)

Lianying Shan received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities funding to attend the 2016 NEH Summer Institute, Confucian Asia: Traditions and Transformations to be held at the East/West Center in Honolulu.

Matt Panciera (Classics)

Matt Panciera received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities grant to host a seminar for high school teachers entitled “Roman Daily Life” to be hosted by Gustavus during the summer of 2016.

Michele Koomen (Education)

Michele Koomen received funding through a University of Minnesota grant from the State of Minnesota Office of Higher Education to continue work on a larger project to train K-12 teachers to bring Citizen Science, or “real world” science, into the classroom.

Jeff Jeremiason (Chemistry)

Jeff Jeremiason received funding through a University of Minnesota-Duluth grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to study causes of high mercury in fish in five Minnesota rivers.

Kathy Lund Dean (Economics and Management)

Kathy Lund Dean was re-elected as external examiner for the MSc in Business and Management program at Maynooth University, Ireland, for an additional year beyond the regular three-year term. Her term now ends in 2017.