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Clare Boothe Luce Events

Clare Boothe Luce Speaker Series and Panels for Undecided Students

MacKenzie Warrens 'Ultracold Neutral Plasmas on a Tabletop'

Mackenzie Warrens, '17 UD graduate and Clare Boothe Luce Scholar, returned to deliver the Spring 2019 Clare Booth Luce Lecture and talk about her research with table top ultracold neutral plasma experiments, studying processes like equilibration and diffusion, which helps model complex systems.

Dr. Elizabeth Sprague 'Molecular Biophysics in Drug Discovery'

UD alumna Dr. Sprague was the Fall 2018 Clare Boothe Luce Lecturer. She is a Senior Research Investigator at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Cambridge, MA. As part of the Chemical Biology and Therapeutics group at NIBR, she leads hit finding activities for drug discovery projects.

Dr. Elizabeth Sprague met with students

While on campus, Dr. Sprague met with students for lunch, dinner and breakfast to give them the opportunity to learn about graduate school and research.

Meaningful STEM Careers - A Clare Boothe Luce Panel

Successful women from the fields of chemistry, software engineering, physics, and two CBL Scholars joined Dr. John Coogan, a Ph.D. physicists and father of two STEM daughters, to present opportunities to UD students.

Clare Boothe Luce Panel Participants

Dr. Jodi Cooley presents 'Whispers in the Dark'

SMU Associate Professor of Physics was the Spring 2016 Clare Boothe Luce Lecturer. The audience was enthralled by her discussion of search for elusive Dark Matter.

Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Searches at SMU

How many WIMPS pass through your hands each second?

Dr. Cooley discussed the fact that WIMPS are predicted to be abundant and very weakly interacting with millions of them passing through your hand each second.

Dr. Stephanie Wissel presents 'Searching for the highest-energy, cosmic particles at the ends of the Earth'

UD alumna and Assistant Professor of Physics at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo was the Fall 2015 Clare Boothe Luce Lecturer. Dr. Wissel's tales of research in Antarctica introduced students to the challenges of detecting neutrinos.

ANITA Experiment

Dr. Nathan Keim and CBL Speaker Stephanie Wissel

UD students got to hear two lectures in the same day as Dr. Nathan Keim, also with Cal Poly, spoke on soft condensed matter physics.


As part of our Clare Boothe Luce Program at the University of Dallas, successful female scientists, engineers, and mathematicians are invited to campus to deliver a lecture over their research; the event is open to the UD community.  These women also meet with students to discuss opportunities in their fields and what it is like to be woman in their respective areas of study.

We also offer each year a Clare Boothe Luce Panel of women in academia, engineering, research, and industry to talk to students about the paths they took to get to their current position of success. Clare Boothe Luce Scholars also serve on the panel, as well as men who can contribute to the discussion of how women can be successful in science, engineering, and mathematics.

 

News

Prestigious Physics Fellowship Supports Alumna's Research

In a mountain range in Italy, Sophia Andaloro, BS '19, investigates dark matter. One of the 2019 Cardinal Spellman recipients at UD, Andaloro received both the 2020 NSF Graduate Fellowship and the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) this past year, her first year in graduate school at Rice University. She is one of five graduate students who will join the NNSA program this fall.

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How Do You Build the Perfect Sandcastle?

According to a team of University of Dallas juniors, there's an optimal water-to-sand ratio, roughly 6%, along with a borrowed methodology that's endured the test of time dating back to the relics of the Old Kingdom. The students' research, titled "The Best Sandcastles Are Egyptian: Pyramids Reign Supreme," was awarded a Meritorious designation in the International Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) -- a first in university history.

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Alumnus Named Among 2020 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America

Savoy, the leading African American business and lifestyle magazine, recently dubbed University of Dallas alumnus and Gupta College of Business Hall of Fame recipient Irvin Ashford Jr., MBA '00, among its 2020 list of elite Black executives. The listing garnered Ashford industry recognition along with the likes of Robert Smith, billionaire founder of Vista Equity Partners, out of more than 500 prospective candidates.

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