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Checking in With Dean Forbes -- April 2019

April is always an incredibly busy time for all as momentum builds toward the culminating event of the year, commencement. This year, I’m pleased to announce that Plant and Microbial Biology Professor George Weiblen will be our speaker. George has achieved so much as a scholar but also in the areas of conservation and community engagement. He will no doubt serve as an inspiration for our soon-to-be graduates.

Innovation through internationalization

Xianyi Xiong receives University award for work on campus internationalization.

Xianyi Xiong

For Xianyi Xiong, looking at the world from multiple perspectives is merely everyday life. The junior, who is studying microbiology and biochemistry, has to interact with classmates, manage schoolwork and live in an American city as a first-generation, foreign-born student from China.

Science meets social action

Graduate student Siddharth Bharath Iyengar received the University’s 2019 Outstanding Community Service Award for his work at the intersection of social and environmental justice and science.

Siddharth Iyengar

Siddharth Bharath Iyengar’s interest in community is expansive.

Back to the Start

Aaron Engelhart and Kate Adamala join NASA-funded team with the aim of finding the origins of life.

NASA

In pondering the big questions of life, few are bigger than, ‘Where did we come from?’ Aaron Engelhart and Kate Adamala are undaunted.

Checking in with Dean Forbes -- March 2019

I recently shared the College’s FY20 Compact and the 2018 Annual Report. I encourage you to spend some time reviewing these documents when you have a chance. Taken together, the College’s compact and annual report provide a snapshot of our past, present and future. The contents of both documents speak to what we have achieved and what we can yet achieve through our collective efforts.

Alumni at Work: Sarah Bloch, Ph.D.

A background in synthetic biology and microbial metabolism, and experience working across disciplines started Bloch on a path to a leadership role at a burgeoning Bay Area biotech firm.

Sarah Bloch

2019 Spring Science Fling

Hear lightning science talks about research being conducted at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve at the 2019 Cedar Creek Spring Science Fling on Friday, March 15. Faculty and researchers will share fast, five-minute talks on their latest findings at the University's field station in East Bethel, Minnesota. Stop by 335 Borlaug Hall on St. Paul campus between 2-5 p.m. on March 15 to learn more about research happening at Cedar Creek!

Cedar Creek Spring Science Fling