Monday, June 6, 2016 - 00:00
The Denice Denton Story

This summer, an innovative workshop will help support and develop a new generation of academics. The invitation-only Denice Denton Emerging Leaders Workshop, June 3 in Madison, Wisc., has been designed for a new generation of academic women and men.

The workshop focuses on mid-career faculty in engineering, computer science, math and physical sciences, particularly but not exclusively women and underrepresented minority faculty. It will help them develop skills, knowledge, and critical networks with colleagues; and provide opportunities for them to learn strategies for success from more senior peers, including developing leadership plans.

The workshop is being organized by a group of faculty recipients of a prestigious, decade-old award that is sponsored by Microsoft and recognizes junior faculty members for high-quality research and significant positive impact on diversity.

One unique aspect of the workshop is that up to 10 senior graduate students in science and engineering who are inspired to become faculty members will be selected to attend. The workshop also aims to contribute to transforming the climate for everyone in science and engineering, independent of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, country of origin, and other dimensions of diversity.

University of Maryland Professor Reza Ghodssi (ECE/ISR), director of the Institute for Systems Research, is the lead organizer and chair of the workshop. Sponsors include the University of Maryland, the University of Wisconsin, Stanford University, the University of Alabama, the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, the National Science Foundation, and other contributors.


Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:00
CMNS Distinguished Woman Faculty Lecture and Visit

The CMNS College is pleased to present Dr. Patricia Babbitt as a part of the CMNS Distinguished Woman Faculty Lecture event. Dr. Babbitt will speak on "How has nature evolved the enzymes required by living systems" and the lecture will be Friday, March 25, 2016 at 12 noon in the Biosciences Research Building Seminar Room #1103. 

Dr. Babbitt is currently a Professor of Computational Biology in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3). She is the Director of the UCSF Biological and Medical Informatics Graduate Program and serves on Advisory Boards for the UniProt Database, the Metacyc Metabolic Pathway Database, the HHMI Scientific Review Board, and as a Deputy Editor for PLoS Computational Biology. Her research focuses on protein structure-function relationships in enzyme superfamilies, aiming to understand the “architectural principles” underlying how some protein scaffolds have evolved to enable many different functions.

Please see the attached flyer for more information. 


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