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March 19th,  2019



March 21   Dr. Jeffrey Moran seminar

March 22   VSE UG Research Celebration, Call for Proposals

March 28   Dr. Michael Kolios seminar

April 16     VSE UG Research Celebration


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Registration -  Graduate students & Seniors: Mar25, Juniors: Mar26, SO: Mar27, FR: Mar28

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Registration -  Graduate students & Seniors: Apr2, Juniors: Apr8, SO: Apr10, FR: Apr12



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Class Changes for Fall 2019 DUE to new curriculum implementation. Please see REVISED equivalency sheet attached.

Fall Class Schedule Conflicts: Some of our classes currently pose time conflicts and will be rescheduled. This may take until the beginning of April.

Controls and Overrides: Many of the BENG classes for Fall 2019 have controls. The controls will be lifted after grades have posted. The exact date will be announced. Students who will take BENG 492 in fall 2019 or spring 2020, please email me for an override of BENG 391 (which is now senior seminar I). Students who are graduating in fall and still need BENG 420 please email me as well for an override.

Appointments with your Advisor: Use the appointment system SSC Campus -

Walk ins this week: Wednesday, March 20th from 2-4pm, Thursday March 23rd from 3-4pm. Please make use of the walk ins, I hardly ever have anybody show.

[FLYER] BENG 417 – Bioengineering World Health: You always wanted to take a class abroad as an engineer and have it count as a Technical Elective? BENG 417 is a fall lecture with an abroad experience over winter break in Guatemala. Students live in home stays and work at remote hospitals paired with students from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Please let me know ASAP if you are interested in this course. See flyer for more info.

SUMMER CLASSES AT HOME: Are you considering taking a class or two at home. Please fill out a STUDY ELSEWHERE form at your earliest convenience. No class credit without prior approval. Deadline at my office April 15th.
May and August 2019 Graduates:
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Gowns for Grads - lends commencement regalia to students that are unable to purchase their own cap and gown.  The Spring 2019 Gowns for Grads application is now open. New this semester is an option for anyone affected by the furlough to apply for the program.  Students can go to to apply.  The deadline is May 6, 2019 and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Any questions can be directed to [log in to unmask] or to Adrienne Thompson, at [log in to unmask]. 


VSE UG Research Celebration | April 16th | 5:30-8:30 pm Dewberry Hall

If you have completed a research or scholarly project, or have one in progress, please consider participating in the poster session. Cash Prizes of $1000 will be awarded for the most outstanding projects. There is a lot of helpful information at . Workshops will be offered on March 7 and April 2; check for details. The deadline to submit proposals for inclusion in the VSE Undergraduate Research Celebration is Friday, March 22. Proposals need to include a title and abstract of the project. Please submit your proposals here. You will be notified via email by Friday, March 29 if your poster is accepted. Award decisions will be made during the poster session and the celebration will conclude with an award ceremony.


Dr. Jeffrey Moran | Thursday, March 21st |12pm-1:00pm| Krasnow, Room 229

Topic: Active Colloids: Basic Physics and Biomedical Applications

Dr. Michael Kolios | Thursday, March 28th |12pm-1:00pm| Krasnow, Room 229

Dr. Kolios is an expert on ultrasound, photoacoustic, and optical imaging. He is also the Associate Dean of Science, Research, and Graduate Studies at Ryerson University:

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