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Faculty of Science News Archive

2014

April

Psychology holds annual research day
Maternal consumption of omega-3 may prevent neurological disorders in offspring
Researcher honoured for outstanding dissertation paper
Can blueberry extract prevent Parkinson's?

March

Creator of glycemic index to give inaugural nutrition lecture
Physics department rewards student success
Galactic reach

February

Uncovering the mysteries of the earth
FaceForward goes 'Up North' with the Faculty of Science
Lenny the seal dies at Ocean Sciences Centre
Ocean Sciences researcher receives guest professorship 'by the hand of the King'

January

Hibernia support to bolster geophysics program at Memorial
Marine biologist honoured with mentor-student scholarship
ACOA announces suport for Ocean Sciences Centre

2013

December

Biology PhD candidate to earn degree from two universities
Math/music student province's newest Rhodes Scholar
Science alum wins Vanier scholarship

November

Fifty years of geophysics at Memorial: A celebratory reunion
Math to host workshop in partial differential equations
Two first-year science students awarded $60,000 Schulich Leader scholarships
Memorial grads, faculty recognized at Mineral Industry Awards
Successful pilot program for schools launched by Ocean Sciences
Memorial research on dogs to be featured on The Nature of Things
Public lecture at Memorial to look at childhood amnesia and eyewitness memory in children
Using computers to make better computers
Memorial announces partnership to provide ocean education to high school students

October

Science holds first 3MT competition
Jamie the seal dies at Ocean Sciences Centre
Hebron Diversity research grant recipients announced
Memorial-founded website encouraging citizen scientists to get involved
$890,000 investment in student-led oceans research
Computer Science partners with software company to develop simulation technology
Plans for core sciences facility and efficiency review announced
Living the map: Memorial faculty and the 50 Pond Project
Memorial faculty named to Science Atlantic Hall of Fame
Citizen scientist detects sighting of mosquito thought to be carrier of West Nile
Faculty of Science celebrates academic achievement and service
Research & Development Corporation invests $3.7 million in research
Three minute thesis comes to Memorial

September

Dean's Awards Ceremony to take place today
Public lecture to discuss ecology and conservation in Great Bear Rainforest
PhD candidate wins northern studies scholarship
Board of Regents approves reappointment of Dean of Science
Opening up oceans to province's schoolchildren

August

Memorial-led proposal shortlisted for funding by major Canadian institute
Science students receive Killam Fellowships
New students invited to Everything Science 2013
Science student seeking adventure
Memorial advances core sciences infrastructure project

July

Memorial to host lecture in mathematical ecology
Chemistry masters student wins prestigous research scholarship
Memorial researchers involved in unique mining innovation partnership

June

Oh, the places you'll go - with a physics degree
Chemistry prof named to NSERC grant panel
Technology developed in Chemistry holds great potential for pharmaceutical and plastics industries
Chevron Chair in Reservoir Characterization appointed at Memorial University
Fishing gear devastating to seabird population
Project contributes to high returns of endangered salmon
Canada Foundation for Innovation invests in Memorialís research infrastructure
Earth Sciences to receive RDC funding for mining project
Researchers work with students to create space experiments
Researcher wins prestigious award for excellence in ocean sciences
Psychology student wins SSHRC storyteller competition
Funding boost for science and engineering research at Memorial University
Paper reveals potential impacts of GM fish interbreeding with closely-related species

May

Success on and off the court
Living the lucky life
Marine public education program to re-open at Ocean Science Centre
Celebrate Biodiversity Day at MUN Botancial Garden
Hibernia enhancing geosciences field school program at Memorial University
Researchers look to the ocean for new sources of fuels and materials

April

The art of Physics
Earth Sciences artwork features geological beauty of research
Public lecture on the beauty and purpose of curiosity-driven research
The Nuclear Future: Can we make it safe?
Science procurement services amalgamation underway
Earth Sciences students recognized
Earth Sciences holds scholarship ceremony

March

Acadia University hosts MUN at Science Atlantic conference
Physics department holds first scholarship awards ceremony
Biology employee receives special recognition
Biochemistry employee recognized for community service
Students experience wild mid-term break in Norris Point
Couple wins distinguished award for nutrition leadership
Earth Sciences and Engineering host joint open house
World weather expert to lecture at Memorial

February

New director appointed for the Bonne Bay Marine Station
Computer Science Society code-a-thon to benefit Autism Society

January

Award winning documentary has roots at Memorial
Breaking science
New program brings international students to Chemistry

2012

December

Biology master’s student claims Editor’s Choice Award
Research shows police interview skills lacking
Computer science student donates prize money to Memorial

November

Researcher hopes to make health impact in India with Omega-3
Student researchers awarded more than $865,000 for ocean-related projects
RDC Announces Over $1.6 Million in R&D Funding to 18 Newfoundland and Labrador Companies
Government investment big news for Computer Science
Memorial University receives more than $825,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation
Research shows police warnings not easily understood
Science retiree wins Royal Astronomical Society award
Shining light on materials physics

October

Latest issue of Prescience magazine released
Physics prof renewed as Canada Research Chair
Inaugural presentation of Lien Memorial Scholarship
Protecting our oceans, one polymer at a time
Memorial welcomes province's support for new core sciences facilities
Research & Development Corporation investment supports Memorial researchers
Science holds annual awards ceremony
A co-worker to remember
Word problems to World problems
Memorial professors receive Canada's highest scholarly accolade

September

Chemistry conference profiles student work in organic chemistry
Aquarium proposal supported by Memorial
Science hosts second annual student orientation

August

Memorial to lead symposium at World Aquaculture meeting
Potential carrier of West Nile virus found in St. John's
Organic farming a science for Memorial professor
Discovery could lead to protection for deep-sea corals
PhD student recognized at earth sciences conference
Chemistry student posters recognized
Annual summer BBQ says thank you to Memorial employees
Department of Chemistry unveils Computational Chemistry degree programs
Psychology research unit goes to the dogs
Fullerene breakthrough a result of a multi-year multidisciplinary effort

July

Twenty-first century dinosaurs from ‘Hell’

June

Math & Stats to play host to Atlantic summer school and public lecture
Public lecture reveals the lighter side of black holes
Math Placement Test marking error corrected
Chevron Canada Limited and RDC announce new research chair
New Department of Ocean Sciences approved
OSC takes public education program on the road

May

Cultural preservation from a scientist?
Geological community plays host to national conference
Memorial University research projects receive $8 million from ACOA
The inside story of cells and complex life topic of public lecture
United Nations International Day for Marine Biodiversity
All-ages festival brings science to the public
Physics/math student wins Killam Fellowship

April

Short and sweet
Crash course in crustaceans
Deep-sea corals a growing area of expertise at Memorial
From sea to sky - Science researchers contribute to climate change research
Psychology prof receives MUNSU award for contribution to student life
CAP makes donation to Physics scholarship
Earth Science students recognized
Psychology Department holds third research day

March

Earth Science students win national petroleum geology case study competition
Biologist recognized for role in plant bacteriology
Making an impact on space exploration
Finding answers in the forest
Paul Snelgrove: A Census of the Ocean
RSC expert panel releases final report

February

Chemistry department celebrates Be Nice to Ray Day
Arctic Adventure
Chemistry researcher named Terra Nova Young Innovator
Exploring the inaccessible
Seeking Associate Dean of Science (Graduate and Research)
Chem-Physics building ‘weathers’ every storm

January

Science and archaeology can unravel the past
Faculty of Science releases strategic plan

2011

December

Analytical method will help prevent occupational allergy and asthma in seafood processing workers

November

Physics/Math student is Memorial's newest Rhodes Scholar
New co-op option in environmental science program links students to industry

October

Killam Fellowship winner heading south
Science alumna receives Horizon Award for extraordinary achievements
Students, faculty encouraged to consider scientific entrepreurship
$2.5 million federal investment in researchers at Memorial
Two Memorial professors named to Royal Society of Canada
Science hands out recognition
Memorial University Professors receive high honour
Dean's Awards Ceremony to recognize best and brightest

September

Photonic crystal phenomena topic of Laird lecture
Arts and sciences
Montevecchi to receive lifetime award for natural history contributions

August

Hey Rosetta! records video at OSC
Computer Science to hold open house

July

More than $1.3M in federal research support for Memorial
OSC temporarily closing public access
Childhood memories lost in time

June

Butterfly learning garden evolves
Support for R&D in mining and petroleum
Faculty Profile - Dr. Rob Brown

May

Drugs from natural sources topic of 2011 Job Lecture
Fume hood exhaust system shutdown
$1million investment brings new equipment to bolster mineral research
Stars in his eyes
People and science meet for a ‘Science Rendezvous’
MUN hosts young science enthusiasts for first All Science Challenge competition

April

Hebron announces $1.5 million for scholarships and research
Applied research funding available to students, faculty and staff
Familiar face returns to lead Department of Biochemistry
Faculty participates in Eastern Newfoundland Regional Science Fair
Faculty Profile - Dr. Lourdes Peña-Castillo

March

Industry and government to support new research chair at Memorial University
Fume hood exhaust system shutdown
Lien scholarship ‘In Good Hands’
Are cows more trustworthy than chemists?

February

Unique drilling project to improve research at OSC
Researcher featured on Land and Sea

January

Marine interest leads to free tuition
Memorial appoints new vice-president (academic)
A symphony of snow
Uncovering ancient origins
Deadline approaches for RDC Ocean Industries Student Research Awards
Paul Mezey renewed as Canada Research Chair
Research of Scale
Global warming topic of public lecture

2010

December

Funding for water-related research now available
Genetically-engineered salmon makes best inventions list
Funding opportunity for Ocean Industries Research
Memorial's president recognizes outstanding employees
Computer science week
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