February 2023 
A Note from the Dean
Dear Colleagues,
Wishing you a super happy Groundhog Day, no matter whether he sees his shadow! We are well into the Winter term and almost at Washington Break. Whew! I hope the semester is going smoothly so far.
Last week, Irina Mazilu gave us some insight into complex systems in her endowed chair lecture. A great crowd turned out despite some messy weather and a good time was had by all.  We look forward to two more endowed chair lectures to round out the year: Edward Adams (Smith Term Professor of English) on March 6 and Alan McRae (Cincinnati Professor of Mathematics) on March 22. Please join us to celebrate our colleagues!
Thanks, as always, for your diligent efforts in pursuit of our mission to teach our students well and prepare them for the world. It does not go unnoticed.
Rich Bidlack, Martin and Brooke Stein Professor of History, will discuss the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize
The 2022 Peace Prize was awarded to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organization Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organization Center for Civil Liberties. The Peace Prize laureates represent civil society in their home countries. They have for many years promoted the right to criticize power and protect the fundamental rights of citizens. They have made an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power. Together they demonstrate the significance of civil society for peace and democracy. 
February 1, 2023, 12:15 – 1:15pm - Harte Center 128

Come enjoy this lecture with us today! 

Nadia Ayoub, Professor of Biology, will discuss the 2022 Nobel Prize Physiology or Medicine
The prize was awarded to Svante Pääbo "for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution."
February 8, 2023, 12:15 – 1:15pm - Harte Center 128 - See you there!
Hats off to Erich for the excellent Nobel symposium lecture on the Chemistry prize
The 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and K. Barry Sharpless "for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry."  Professor Erich Uffelman explained the development of their work and the pharmaceutical and biological significance of these important types of reactions, which are used to quickly and efficiently link molecules together.  Great job and thank you, Erich!
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Dates and Deadlines
Sophomore Initial Major Declaration Deadline
Undergraduate Faculty Meeting
4:00pm, Stackhouse
Undergraduate Fall 2023 Course Offerings Due to Registrar
February 7-14 Initial Registration, Undergraduate Spring 2023
Department and Program Heads Meeting
4:00pm, Hillel 101
Promotion and Tenure Files Due to Registrar
2023-24 Catalog Proofing Due to Registrar
Midterm Grades Due by 12:00pm to Registrar
Washington Break - No Classes February 20 - 24
Spring Term Study Abroad 2024 Course Proposals Due to International Ed Committee
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