August 2012 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.

JAIN CHOSEN BY TECHNOLOGY REVIEW AS A TOP YOUNG INNOVATOR
Congratulations to Prashant Jain of the Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials group. He was recently chosen by Technology Review magazine as one of the world’s top innovators under the age of 35. Jain earned his doctorate from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008, and held postdoctoral positions at Harvard University and the University of California-Berkeley before joining Illinois as a faculty member in 2011.
http://news.illinois.edu/news/12/0821TR35_RyanBailey_PrashantJain.html

REDDY WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
Congratulations to Rohith Reddy of Rohit Bhargava’s group. He was recently awarded the Tomas Hirschfeld Award from the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. Reddy is the third student from Bhargava’s Chemical and Structures Laboratory to win this prestigious award. http://www.beckman.illinois.edu/news/reddyaward

SIDEWALK CLOSURE WEST OF BECKMAN
The sidewalk west of the Beckman Institute is scheduled to be closed weekday hours between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. now through approximately September 21. This closure is due to the high construction traffic and pedestrian safety while backfilling around the ECE foundation. Barricades will be in place and anyone using this access to campus will be re-routed south of the Micro- and Nanotechnology Lab or north of the Beckman Institute. We have not been notified of MTB bus schedule or drop-off changes, but will pass this information along when it becomes available. For more information contact Rob Fritz, Director of Facilities, rkfritz@illinois.edu.

PHOTO STUDIO AT BECKMAN // SEPTEMBER 17 & 18
Beckman Institute faculty, staff, and students are invited to get their portrait taken for the www.beckman.illinois.edu directory. The photographs will be taken by Thompson-McClellan Studio. Newcomers -- or anyone who would like to update their photo -- are welcome to stop by any time during the listed hours. The studio will be set up on Monday, September 17 from 1-4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 18 from 9-11:30 a.m. For more information contact Sue Johnson at johnso16@illinois.edu.

NIH/PHS TRAINING AND DISCLOSURE INFO SESSIONS
Effective August 24, federal regulations require ALL faculty members, APs, postdocs, graduate research assistants, and others involved in design, conduct, and analysis of research funded by the NIH or other Public Health Service agencies undergo training and complete disclosures of significant financial interests. More information can be found here: http://www.research.illinois.edu/coi/PHS_Disclosure_Regulations.asp

Melanie Loots from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research will host two informational sessions regarding what action is needed to satisfy these requirements. Following her talk she will be available to answer questions and assist staff in completing forms. Sessions will be held: Friday, August 31, 10-11 a.m., Beckman Institute Room 1005; and Wednesday, September 5, 9-10 a.m., Beckman Institute 3rd Floor Tower Room. Please RSVP to Tary Finefield at finefiel@illinois.edu

EARLY NOTICE: BECKMAN INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSE // MARCH 8-9, 2013
Mark your calendars and put on your thinking caps for creative exhibit ideas. The Beckman Institute will hold its biennial Open House on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, 2013. More details will follow in the coming months. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Sue Johnson at johnso16@illinois.edu.