Seminar Series

I have always been a believer in attending seminar talks. I think this was ingrained in me while I was undergraduate student at Hope College. Early in my time, I was encouraged by faculty members to attend the external speaker talks (sometimes bribed with extra...

Gottwald Games 2019

The 8th annual Gottwald Games were held yesterday. We had over 100 student participants, a number of faculty volunteers, and a whole lot of fun. The games this year consisted of old favorites: the Petri Dish Relay, Sponge Ball, Aromatic Ring Toss, Water Glove Toss,...

Gottwald Games Summer 2018

7 years ago, Profs. Angie Hilliker and Carrie Wu of the biology department implemented the 1st annual Gottwald Games. This fun event consists of a variety of field games, all with a science-y twist. Games throughout the years have included Water Glove Toss, Petri Dish...

The Academic Job Market

We are in the midst of a search for a new tenure-track faculty member in biochemistry at UR. As I’m reading through cover letters, CVs, teaching statements, and research statements, I have been transported back to sitting in my apartment in Champaign, IL (or the...
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