Second Statler Scholar, Women Business Chairs, HIV Drug Development
Second Statler Scholar, Women Business Chairs, HIV Drug Development
Second student wins prestigious hotel-management scholarship; professors make history as departments’ first female chairs; chemistry graduate receives grant to develop HIV drugs; and more
An arena setting is packed tightly with young people who are talking, making their way through the crowd, or stopped at table displays. Visible in the crowd are a student holding up an “SFA” sign, a “Physics” display board, and a rainbow flag.
Students packed Fry Arena at the Kovalchick Complex last Thursday for IUP Day—a chance to learn about student groups and to consider joining. Hosted by the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement, IUP Day and next semester’s Winter Warm-Up are held annually to help students get involved and make connections on campus.
Josephine Vance, a senior in the Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, and Event Management program, has become IUP’s second student to receive the Statler Foundation’s prestigious Scholarship of Excellence, worth up to $25,000 for the academic year. May graduate Kyle Kubicko was the university’s first recipient.
Both Stephanie Jozefowicz (Finance and Economics) and Lisa Sciulli (Marketing) are chairs of their departments, marking the first time in Eberly College of Business history that these areas are led by women. Sciulli was elected chair this fall and Jozefowicz the previous fall.
Amanda Poole, Department of Anthropology, copublished an article, “Oscillating Imaginaries: War, Peace, and the Precarious Relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia,” in Modern Africa: Politics, History, and Society. The article addresses refugees’ concerns about how Eritrea “fits” with Ethiopia, the unstable situation those concerns create, and how a more peaceful future may be obtained.
The HIV Interaction and Viral Evolution (HIVE) Center, funded by the National Institutes of Health, has awarded IUP alumnus Daniel Adu-Ampratwum a $140,000 grant to develop new HIV drugs. A 2010 graduate of the MS in Chemistry program, Adu-Ampratwum is a research scientist in Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy.
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