The fall semester is off and running . . . though we will hang on to a little of summer by celebrating students’ summer research on Thursday (Winter Hall, 4-6 p.m.). Biology prof Amanda Sparkman will offer the keynote and we will see an array of student projects, ranging from a study of the influence of marriage on memory to an experiment on resonance energy transfer. Since we are celebrating undergraduate research, I decided to open this report with a brief story about Allan Nishimura, who has such a strong legacy of scholarship with our students. I’ve also checked-in with our new Registrar, Michelle Hardley, provided a few updates, and included an abridged text of my comments at the Faculty Retreat.
Last Friday the men’s and women’s soccer teams won their home openers, and the volleyball team has raced to an 8-1 start, their best in years. Hope your semester also has a few victories already.