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Alumni and Others Share Tips on the Art and Science of Getting a Science Job

  Thursday, January 31, 2019
— Three Christopher Newport graduates who are accomplished scientists will return to campus to offer career advice to current students. The scientists will participate in a Women-in-Science panel discussion during the weekly environmental jobs ...

Todd Gruber Awarded Virginia Academy of Science Grant

  Monday, July 09, 2018
— The Virginia Academy of Science has awarded Dr. Todd Gruber, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry, a grant to study innovative ways to remove plastic waste from the environment. In particular, Gruber's project ...

Steven Harris Awarded Project SEED Grant

  Friday, June 22, 2018
— The American Chemical Society has awarded Dr. Steven Harris, lecturer of chemistry, a $5,000 Project SEED grant. Project SEED is a summer research internship program for economically disadvantaged, high-achieving high school chemistry ...

Research Spotlight: Casey O'Neil

  Wednesday, April 18, 2018
— Name Casey O'Neil Hometown Williamsburg, Virginia Major Biochemistry Graduation Year 2018 Faculty Mentor Dr. Todd D. Gruber Casey O'Neil's laboratory research has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed scientific journal ...

Darlene Mitrano Awarded Five-Year, $300K NIH Grant

  Friday, August 04, 2017
— Dr. Darlene Mitrano, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry, is the recipient of a five-year, $309,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for her work on sleep disorders. The collaborative project also ...

Start Me Up

  Wednesday, August 02, 2017
— Alumni discuss the innovative businesses they have launched – some while they were still students – reflecting what has become a burgeoning entrepreneurship scene at Christopher Newport. Click below to read the full story and ...

Joshua Patterson Awarded $239K from National Science Foundation

  Monday, July 31, 2017
— Dr. Joshua Patterson, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was awarded a three-year, $239,989 grant from the National Science Foundation Environmental Chemical Sciences Program. The grant will support a collaboration between Patterson and Dr. ...

Kathryn Cole Awarded Funding for Anticancer Drug Design

  Wednesday, July 05, 2017
— Dr. Kathryn Cole, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry, was recently awarded funding from the Commonwealth Health Research Board for her research on anticancer drug design. Her work in structural biology is ...

Chemistry Major Wins American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Fellowship

  Monday, June 12, 2017
— Senior chemistry major Maggie McEwan is the winner of a $5,000 Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Chemical Society to support her work on chemical compounds produced by organisms that can be used to treat human infections and ...

CNU Students Earn National Alpha Chi Scholarships

  Tuesday, May 30, 2017
— Since its charter in 1977, the Alpha Chi Honor Society at Christopher Newport has seen several students receive monetary awards from the national organization. Now, on the 40th anniversary of the University’s Virginia Zeta chapter, ...

2017 Klich Academic Achievement Award Winners

  Friday, May 19, 2017
— On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Christopher Newport University announced three Klich Academic Achievement Award winners: Brook Byrd of Williamsburg, Virginia; Emily Egress of Chesapeake, Virginia; and Ben Miller of Rockingham County, Virginia. The ...

Joining the Quest for a Cure

  Tuesday, November 15, 2016
— A group of Christopher Newport researchers are the recipients of the 2016–17 Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund, an initiative of the Virginia Center on Aging, which awards grants to researchers in Virginia ...

Chemistry Professor Awarded $70,000 American Chemical Society Grant

  Friday, November 11, 2016
— Assistant Professor of chemistry Dr. Joshua Patterson has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the the American Chemical Society for his work on asphaltenes – a major component of petroleum. “Petroleum is one of the most complex ...

Captains Spotlight: Jerry Brown

  Tuesday, September 01, 2015
— A four-year member of the Captains football team from Emporia, Jerry Brown (’15) attended Greensville County High School where he played his sport of choice. Named team MVP his senior year there, he graduated salutatorian of his ...

Summer Scholars Program Launched

  Friday, May 22, 2015
— Undergraduate research at Christopher Newport University encourages young women and men to analyze and understand the world beyond the Great Lawn, form close mentoring relationships with faculty members and gain valuable skills that enhance their ...
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