Lola Fakunle (Centre ’18) is “Exploring Concussions” through Undergraduate Research.

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Chad Behbehani (U of L ’17) attended the 2016 American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on Healthcare Leadership

Chad Behbehani (U of L ’17) spent part of his spring break in the tropical paradise of Chicago, where he attended the 2016 American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on Healthcare Leadership. Building on his Brown Fellows summer enrichment experience working with a hospital administrator in London, Chad was able to network with professionals and learn about leadership development in the healthcare field.

Jonathan Ryan Hunt (Centre ’15), was recently awarded a NSF Graduate Research Grant!

Big congratulations to Jonathan Ryan Hunt (Centre ’15), who was recently awarded a NSF Graduate Research Grant!

He states, “my research proposal detailed efforts to create, through both experimental and theoretical means, a catalog of molecules detailing the effects of those molecules when used in the surface functionalization of hematite. Hematite is basically rust, but it actually shows great promise as a photoanode for water splitting (production of hydrogen and oxygen gas) in the next generation of solar cells. That’s of course great because rust is cheap and plentiful, but currently it’s not quite cutting it. Research has been done in attempts to improve its utilization in solar cells via various surface functionalizations, but I took this a step further in my proposal by increasing the breadth and depth of the topic. Our lab (under Dr. Jahan Dawlaty) has a unique combination of resources that would allow me to pursue this breadth and depth.”

He further states, “my personal statement did involve a discussion of Appalachia and the Brown Fellows Program. The hope to return and play an active role in increasing the educational opportunities of those in Kentucky played a prominent role, as did the hope to lead an initiative to displace coal as a major energy resource while providing comparable or better economic resources to affected communities [after all, you can find rust anywhere!].”
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Centre Brown Fellows to serve as student leaders.

Congratulations to the Centre Brown Fellows listed below. Last week, they were elected by their peers to serve as student leaders during the 2016-17 academic year.

Bryce Rowland ’17 – SGA Speaker of the House
Mason Paas ’17 – President of the Student Senate
Noah Martin ’18 – Student Judiciary Representative & Division II Junior Student Senator
Amaryst Parks ’18 – Student Judiciary Representative
Cate Heine ’18 – Student Judiciary Representative & Division III Junior Student Senator
Lola Fakunle ’17 – Division III Senior Student Senator

Alli Grant (U of L ’15) is the focus of a new promotional video for U of L.

Among other things, she talks about how her Brown Fellows enrichment experiences in Fiji and England prepared her for medical school and her career as a doctor.
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Sindhu Parupalli (U of L ’19), quoted in the Courier-Journal, helping make an impact in Louisville.

Sindhu Parupalli (U of L ’19), quoted in the Courier-Journal, helping make an impact in Louisville.
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Reforesting Russell: Citizens plant 166 trees

Volunteers with Love Louisville Trees plant 166 trees in the Russell neighborhood on Saturday.

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Bryce Rowland (Centre ’17) is coordinating SGA’s effort to expand the campus conversation regarding mental health.

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Congratulations to Conrad Smart (U of L ’17) for being named a 2016 Goldwater Scholar!

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Rachel Bischoff (Centre ’18) plays the Balladeer

Rachel Bischoff (Centre ’18) plays the Balladeer in DramaCentre’s “Assassins” performance.
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Brown Fellows presenting John C. Young Scholar independent research

Jeannie Corbitt (Centre ’16), Qinpu He (Centre ’16), and Matt Hughes (Centre ’16) are all presenting their John C. Young Scholar independent research at the annual symposium at Centre.
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