Faculty Publication: Low strain, more gain

Yutan Getzler, Associate Professor of Chemistry, has published an article “Low strain, more gain” in Volume 13 Issue 8 of Nature Chemistry. Abstract Recycling polymers to their monomers would enable a circular polymer economy, but this can be challenging, especially for materials with all-carbon backbones. Now, by lowering the strain of cyclooctene through ring fusion,Continue reading “Faculty Publication: Low strain, more gain”

Faculty in the News: A 51,000-year-old carved bone

Bruce Hardy, Kenyon College Professor of Anthropology, was recently featured in an article, ”A 51,000-year-old carved bone is one of the world’s oldest works of art, researchers say” presented by NBC Science News and written by Tom Metcalfe. The discovery is more evidence that Neanderthals weren’t just dumb cavemen, as scientists once believed, but thatContinue reading “Faculty in the News: A 51,000-year-old carved bone”

Faculty Award: Knox County Foundation Grant

Kerry Rouhier, Associate Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a grant from the Knox County Foundation for her project ATHENAS, BLAST.   ATHENAS (Aiming to Heighten Her Experience Near and Around Science) and BLAST (Boys Learning About Science Together) are enrichment programs for middle schoolers from Knox County and surrounding areas. These “science saturday” programs bringContinue reading “Faculty Award: Knox County Foundation Grant”

Faculty Publication: Herd Immunity at What Price?

Jay Corrigan, Professor of Economics, has published the article “Herd Immunity at What Price? Using Auctions to Estimate what University Students Must be Paid to Get the Flu Vaccine” with co-authors Nick Clark and Matthew C. Rousu in Volume 23 of Preventive Medicine Reports. He has also placed opinion pieces on this subject with  Barron’sContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Herd Immunity at What Price?”

Faculty Publication: Extreme Acid Modulates Fitness Tradeoffs

Joan Slonczewski, Professor of Biology, has published an article, “Extreme Acid Modulates Fitness Tradeoffs of Multidrug Efflux Pumps MdtEF-TolC and AcrAB-TolC in Escherichia coli K-12” with Samantha Schaffner ‘21 and Abby Lee ‘22, along with12 other Kenyon College students/alumni. The article appears in the June 2021 issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Excerpt Antibiotics andContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Extreme Acid Modulates Fitness Tradeoffs”

New Open Access Journal

The National Academy of Sciences announces the launch of a  new open access journal, PNAS Nexus, in Partnership with Oxford University Press. PNAS Nexus will be highly selective and will publish innovative and multi-, trans-, and interdisciplinary work across the biological, physical, and social sciences, particularly encompassing engineering and health sciences.   “I believe this newContinue reading “New Open Access Journal”

Faculty Publication: Teaching Writing in the Undergraduate Neuroscience Curriculum

Sarah Petersen, Jennifer McMahon, Hewlet McFarlane, Christopher Gillen, and Haruhiko Itagaki, have published an article, “Mini-Review – Teaching Writing in the Undergraduate Neuroscience Curriculum: Its Importance and Best Practices” in volume 737 of Neuroscience Letters, October 2020.   Abstract In neuroscience and other scientific disciplines, instructors increasingly appreciate the value of writing. Teaching students to writeContinue reading “Faculty Publication: Teaching Writing in the Undergraduate Neuroscience Curriculum”

NSF Info Session, Q&A, 1:1 Appointments

OSFP will welcome Dr. Amanda Ingram, NSF program officer, for a February 26 information session which will include Q&A from 9am to approximately 10am, followed by 1:1 30-minute sessions until 1:00ish – by reservation only. Biologists and Biochemists will find these 1:1s particularly useful, but all are welcome to make appointments. RSVP by February 19thContinue reading “NSF Info Session, Q&A, 1:1 Appointments”