May 2011 Beckman Bulletin

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The Beckman Bulletin is a monthly digest from the director of the Beckman Institute. The Bulletin is sent to all faculty and staff. Each issue will highlight the latest happenings from around the Institute.

Communication from the Director
Issue 32: May 2011


FOUR BECKMAN STUDENTS NAMED TO THE ILLINOIS 2011 SENIOR 100 HONORARY RECIPIENT LIST
Congratulations to undergraduate students Caitlin Hacker (Psychology), Caroline Cvetkovic (Bioengineering), Stanley Swat (Molecular and Cellular Biology), and Zachary Bulwa (Molecular and Cellular Biology) for being named to the 2011 Senior 100 Honorary Recipients list. The Student Alumni Ambassadors and the University of Illinois Alumni Association recognize these students for outstanding achievements in leadership, academics, and campus involvement throughout their undergraduate education.  

2011 BECKMAN INSTITUTE GRADUATE FELLOWS ANNOUNCED
We recently chose five graduate students at the University of Illinois as the Beckman Institute Graduate Fellows for 2011. The selected students are: Sumit Ashtekar, Jessie Chin, Amy Maduram, Feng Xiong, and Yue Zhuo. Congratulations to these outstanding students! http://www.beckman.illinois.edu/fellows/grad.aspx

FILE STORAGE SERVICE FOR RESEARCHERS
The Beckman Institute Information Technology Services (ITS) group is now offering enterprise-class File Storage Service for Beckman Institute researchers. The File Storage Service is on highly available hardware that is backed up offsite nightly and is ideal for mission-critical data. Up to 200 GB of file space will be made available at no cost to each Beckman faculty member. Additional storage can be obtained for a modest monthly fee. For more information on this new service visit the File Storage Service page at: http://its.beckman.illinois.edu/FileStorage.aspx.

BECKMAN WEBSITE SURVEY
The Communications Office is beginning a redesign of www.beckman.illinois.edu. They invite your input on the website and your preferences. A survey is available at: http://bit.ly/j6PwYT.

GRANT FUNDING
There is no grant funding to report during the period of April 16, 2011 – May 15, 2011. 

NEW HIRES
Please welcome the following new hire to the Beckman Institute:
  • Earle Heffley, Operations Manager (Administration)
  • Thomas van Dijk, Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Ryan Larsen, Research Scientist in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (BIC)

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me. As always, our website www.beckman.illinois.edu will continue to post in a timely manner all the important happenings in the Institute involving our faculty, fellows, and graduate and undergraduate student researchers, their accomplishments, recognitions, and feature stories on our research programs.

Art Kramer
May 20, 2011
Director