March 2022 – Our grant titled “Broadening Access to Cyclic Polymers through Better Catalyst Design and Synthesis” was funded by the Nation Science Foundation. Congratulations to the group and thank you to the NSF for their continued support of our catalyst research!
February 2022 – Congratulations to Rinku and Tomo on publishing their chapter in Topological Polymers, Concepts and Practices. Read the article here!
September 2021 – Congratulations to Ushnish Mandal for the acceptance of his paper “A Double Tethered Metallacyclobutane Catalyst for Cyclic Polymer Synthesis” by the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Read the article here!
June 2021 – Congratulations to Vineet Jakhar for being recognized as a 2021 Dr. Howard and Brenda Sheridan Fellow!
June 2021 – Our paper, “Cyclic Polyacetylene“, has been published in Nature Chem. Congratulations Miao and Dr. Veige!
March 2021 – Our paper, “Precise NMR Method for Titering Organometal Reagents“, has been accepted into Organic Letters. Congratulations Vineet, Jessica, and Dr. Veige!
March 2021 – Our paper, “Tethered Tungsten-Alkylidenes for the Synthesis of Cyclic Polynorbornene via Ring Expansion Metathesis: Unprecedented Stereoselectivity and Trapping of Key Catalytic Intermediates“, has been published in JACS. Congratulations Vineet and Dr. Veige!
March 2021 – Congratulations to Ushnish Mandal for acquiring the ACS travel award for the Division of Inorganic Chemistry for the Spring 2021 ACS National Meeting!
March 2021 – Zhihui Miao successfully defended his thesis on Friday. Congratulations Dr. Miao!
November 2020 – Our paper, “Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Macrocyclic Bottlebrushes via Post-Polymerization Modification of a Cyclic Polymer“, has been accepted into Macromolecules. Congratulations Miao and Dr. Veige!
October 2020 – The Veige group would like to extend a warm welcome to Courtney Sever and Alexander Brodie! Excited to have you join the group.
October 2020 – Our group is actively looking for a Post Doctoral Associate to work on scaling up our cyclic polymer catalyst project. The position may include coordination with our industry partners. Interested applicants can apply here.
September 2020 – Our paper, “Cyclic Poly(4-methyl-1-pentene): Efficient Catalytic Synthesis of a Transparent Cyclic Polymer” has been accepted into Macromolecules. Congratulations Miao and Dr. Veige!
August 2019 – Our paper, “pH-Responsive Water-Soluble Cyclic Polymer” has been accepted into Macromolecules. Congratulations Miao and Dr. Veige!
May 2019 – Dr. Weija Niu accepted a job at Axcella Health in Cambridge, MA. We are so excited for her and wish her the best of luck!
April 2019 – Dr. Veige was honored with the 2018-2019 UF Doctoral Mentoring Award. Thank you for continuing to make our group into better scientists for the future. Congratulations Dr. Veige!
March 2019 – Welcome to the group Rinku Yadav! We are excited to have you on board the Veige Group!
December 2018 – Our paper, “Cu-Catalyzed Azide-Pt-Acetylide Cycloaddition: Progress toward a Conjugated Metallopolymer via iClick” was just accepted into Organometallics! Congratulations Dr. Veige and Dr. Beto!
December 2018 – This past week, we had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Daniel Mindiola’s graduate student, Afshan Gholi-Jafari. She worked alongside Miao, collecting important polymer characterization data. Thank you for collaborating with us and we hope for more in the future!
December 2018 – Weija Niu accepted a job opportunity in Boston working for JordiLabs. Congratulations on the job!
October 2018 – Our paper, “Synthesis and Characterization of a Molybdenum Alkylidyne Supported by a Trianionic OCO3 Pincer Ligand” was just accepted into Organometallics!
October 2018 – Molecular Mania at the Oaks Mall was a success! The parents, kids, and even the graduate students loved it!
October 2018 – Our paper, “Polypropylene: now available without chain ends” was accepted into Chem! Congrats to everyone involved!
September 2018 – Vineet Jakhar presented at the 15th Annual FIMS at UF. Great job on your presentation of the tungsten-imido catalyst today!
September 2018 – It’s that time of the year again where we hold our annual outreach event at the Oaks Mall! Come on out to the mall on October 27th for family fun and hands-on learning.
June 2018 – Weija Niu successfully defended her PhD dissertation! Congratulations Dr. Niu!
June 2018 –Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Beto on his Air Force promotion.
May 2018 –Thank you Zeon for visiting our labs in America and for hosting a Veige group and family dinner at Ballyhoos.
March 2018 –Christopher Beto successfully defended his PhD dissertation! Congratulations Dr. Beto!
November 2017 – Welcome to the five new students in the lab : Anson, Zhaocheng, Tianyu, Jhonti and Kyle!
November 2017 – Chris Roland successfully defended his PhD dissertation! Congratulations Dr. Roland!
October 2017– Thanks to all of the volunteers and families participated in the event, the Molecular Mania 2017 was a great success!
September 2017 – Congratulations to Dr.Veige for winning a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship for Research in Japan. The research theme was, “Precision Designing of Cyclic Polymers for Innovative Soft Materials.”
August 2017 – Chris Beto presented a talk named ” Voltage dependent light emitters from iClick and aurophilic interactions” in the 254th ACS meeting in D.C. Congrats!
August 2017 – Professor Veige gave a talk in the symposium of “Personal & Global Energy Conversion in Chemistry & Biology”, which is in Honor of Professor Daniel Nocera’s 60th birthday in the 254th ACS meeting in D.C.
June 2017 – Soufiane Nadif succesfully defended his PhD dissertation! Congratulations Dr. Nadif!
June 2017 – Soufiane’s work got highlighted in the Editor’s Page of Organometallics ” Introduction to the Virtual Issue on Olefin Metathesis-Fundamentals and Frontiers”. Great job Souf! Congrats to the Viege Group!
Link of Organometallics Virtual Issue http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00325
Link of Souf’s paper http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.6b03247
May 2017 – Yohan Gisbert joined Veige group for the summer as a exchange student from University Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, France. Welcome Yohan!
May 2017 – Beto, Miao and Shaun presented their work in the 2017 FAME. Congrats!
April 2017 – Weijia presented the talk entitled “N-Heterocyclic Carbene Gold(I) Complexes Conjugated with DNA-Aptamer for Targeted Drug Delivery” for inorganic division in the 253rd ACS meeting in San Francisco. Good job Weijia!
April 2017 – Weijia Niu has been awarded Office of Research Travel awards from UF, and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Travel award for the ACS meeting in San Francisco.
March 2017 – Stella Gonsales successfully defended her PhD dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Gonsales!!!
January 2017 – Welcome the new Veige Group Members Ushnish and Vineet!
November 2016 – Congrats Xi Yang and Sud Venkat on successfully defending your PhD dissertations!!!!
October 2016 – Molecular Mania 2016-Our annual family-friendly event to educate kids around Gainesville with an array of interactive chemistry demonstration, was a huge success! Thanks to all the volunteers and families participated in this event! For more information: http://www.gainesville.com/photogallery/LK/20161029/PHOTOGALLERY/102909987/PH/1
October 2016 – Dr.Veige presented a talk titled “Trianionic Pincer Ligands and their Role in Metal Catalyzed Cyclic Polymers” in the Symposium of Cyclic Polymers in Soochow University, Suzhuo, China.
August 2016 – Sud presented a talk in the “Organometallic Chemistry: Applications to Materials & Polymer Science (Inorganic division)” segment at the 252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, in Philadelphia. His talk was titled “Dialkyl complexes of Ta and Nb supported by the [CF3-ONO]3- trianionic pincer ligand and ROMP of norbornene.” Great work Sud!
August 2016 – Sudarsan VenkatRamani has been awarded three travel awards for the ACS meeting in Philadelphia: the GSC and Office of Research Travel awards from UF, and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Travel award.
August 2016 – Our recent Nature chemistry paper “Cyclic polymers from alkynes” has been selected by the Editorial Board of Synfacts for its important insights. The article is available online via https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/pdf/10.1055/s-0035-1562713.pdf. Congratulations Chris and Hong!
August 2016 – Chris Roland’s paper “Cyclic polymers from alkynes” on the Nature Chemistry has been selected by The Latest Science as the paper of the month. Great job, Chris and Hong!
July 2016 – The Veige group has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their proposal on the “Ligand and Catalyst Designs for Stereocontrolled Ring Expansion Polymerization Reactions”.
June 2016 – The Veige and Schanze research groups have received funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) for their proposal, “iClick Synthesis of Metallopolymers and Highly Emissive Materials ”.
May 2016 – Stella Gonsales and Weijia Niu presented at FAME in Palm Harbor, FL. Congrats!
April 2016 – Congratulations Stella Gonsales on your recent paper, “Highly Tactic Cyclic Norborene.” Link
March 2016 – Soufiane Nadif has been awarded two travel awards for the ACS meeting in San Diego this month: the UF Office of Research Travel Award and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Travel Award. Congratulations Soufiane!
January 2016 – Congratulations Chris Roland on your recently accepted Nature Chemistry paper, “Cyclic Polymers from Alkynes”. Your dedication and hard work has finally paid off!
December 2015 – In the 7th edition of the ACS selected virtual issue, highlighting advances in ligand design this time around, Dr. Pascualini’s paper on the “Synthesis, Characterization and Reactivity of Iron(III) Complexes Supported by a Trianionic ONO3– Pincer Ligand” has been chosen as one of the 25 featured articles in this web edition. Congratulations Dr. Pascualini! Link
July 2015 – For her outstanding research accomplishments as a PhD Chemistry student, Stella Gonsales has been recognized with the Proctor and Gamble Research Excellence Award. Congratulations Stella!
July 2015 – The Veige and Sumerlin research groups have received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their proposal on the “Revolutionary and Efficient Synthesis of Cyclic Polymers”.
July 2015 – Matias successfully defended his PhD dissertation and will be working at Intel in Chandler, Arizona. His position is Sr. Packaging Process R&D Engineer.
July 2015 – Professor Veige has been promoted to the rank of Professor.
May 2015 – Austin Ryan received 3rd place in the Undergraduate Poster Session Competition at the 2015 FAME conference.
May 2015 – Current undergraduate student Austin Ryan was awarded a travel stipend of $500 to present his research at the 2015 FAME conference. The stipend was provided by the University Scholars account of the Center for Undergraduate Research here at UF.
April 2015 – Andrew successfully defended his PhD dissertation and will be wrapping up his work until the end of the month, at which point he will begin a one-year accelerated MBA program at Hough Graduate School of Business at UF.
March 2015 – Congratulations to Xi Yang! Xi’s poster entitled “Synthesis of metallo-polymers by forming C-N heterocyclic rings via iClick (inorganic click reactions)” won the Synfacts Poster Prize at Flohet -2015 Annual Florida Heterocyclic and Synthetic IUPAC-sponsored Conference. As part of the prize, Xi received a 1-year subscription to Synfacts journal, a book from the Katritzky Group Library, and his poster will be posted on the Theime website.
January 2015 – Professor Veige has been named the Undergraduate Faculty Adviser/Mentor of the Year for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences here at UF. Dr. Veige will now compete for the Faculty Adviser/Mentor of the year award in a University-wide competition.
December 2014 – Xi’s talk entitled “Synthesis of Unprecedented Solution Stable Metal organic Oligomers via iClick and Au-Au Bond Formation”, has been accepted for the Division of Inorganic Chemistry’s General Program at this Spring’s upcoming 249th ACS National Meeting and Exhibition in Denver.
August 2014 – Matias has been awarded the Graduate Student Travel Award from the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC) to attend the 248th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, where he will present his paper entitled “Square-planar high-spin Fe(II) center stabilized by a trianionic pincer-type ligand”. Good luck at the conference Matias, and make us proud!
June 2014 – After being accepted to present his work on iClick at the Organometallic Chemistry Gordon Conference, Andrew has been awarded a travel grant from the UF Office of Research to help pay for his travel. The Gordon Conference will take place July 5-11 at Salve Regina University in Newport RI. Professor Veige will also be attending the conference.
June 2014 – University of Florida-Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science for Life Program (UF-HHMI) has honored Mary Garner as the featured June Student with a blog post dedicated to her accomplishments as a student. Congratulations Mary! The Blog can be seen here!
May 2014 – This year at the 90th Florida Annual Meeting and Exhibition (FAME), Sudarsan VenkatRamani was awarded first price in the graduate division for his poster entitled “In Pursuit of a Novel Trianionic Pincer Supported Tungsten(VI) Alkylidyne Catalyst for Alkyne Metathesis”. This is the second year in a row that Sud has been awarded this honor. Great work Sud, and let’s try for a third next year!
April 2014 – Matias was awarded a travel grant from UF’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) to help fund his trip to the 248th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, being held in San Francisco, CA this upcoming August. Matias will be giving a talk on the work he has been doing on the pincer project over the past year.
April 2014 – Mary has been honored with a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The total value of each award exceeds $100,000 over a three-year period, and is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious honors a graduate student can receive. This year, just 2,000 award recipients were chosen from more than 13,000 applicants nationwide. Mary is the third undergraduate student who has been awarded the award under Professor Veige’s tutelage.
March 2014 – Andrew’s talk entitled “Mechanistic Insight into Inorganic Click (iClick) Reactions: Cycloadditions between gold(I)-azides and gold(I)-acetylides” was well received in Dallas, at the 247th ACS National Meeting and Exhibition.
February 2014 – Good luck and safe travels to our undergraduate student Mary, who will be travelling across the US over the next month visiting graduate programs to decide where she’ll pursue her Ph.D. in chemistry. You’ll do great Mary!
February 2014 – Andrew was awarded a travel grant from the Graduate Student Council at UF to help fund his trip to Dallas, TX this spring, where he will be giving a talk on the work he has been doing with iClick over the past year.
February 2014 – The Veige Group welcomes our new visiting student Pierre. Pierre is currently working towards his Masters degree at the University of Strasbourg, and will be conducting research in our group over the next six months.
December 2013 – Andrew was awarded a travel grant from UF’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) to help fund his trip to Dallas, TX this spring, where he will be giving a talk on the work he has been doing with iClick over the past year.
December 2013 – Xi is the latest student in the Veige group to successfully pass is Oral Qualification Exams. Congratulations on your Advancement to Candidacy Xi!
December 2013 – Congratulations Nick, who received his Masters degree in chemistry!
November 2013 – The Veige Group welcomes two new members: Weijia Niu, and Hong Li. Weigia is a first year graduate student, qualifying in the inorganic division, while Hong is a second year graduate student, qualifying in the organic division, under the joint direction of Professor Veige and Professor Wagener.
September 2013 – The Veige research group receives funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering under Award # DEFG-02-13ER46956; “Linking Metal Ions Via Inorganic Click (iClick)”. The Division of Materials Science and Engineering supports basic research in chemical synthesis and discovery of new materials. The major programmatic focus is on the discovery, design and synthesis of novel materials with an emphasis on the chemistry and chemical control of structure and collective properties.
August 2013 – Mary Garner has been selected as a 2013 Undergraduate Award recipient in inorganic chemistry by the American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry. Mary was nominated for this award by the University of Florida due to her demonstrated excellence in inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate level. Congratulations again Mary!
July 2013 – For his outstanding research accomplishments as a PhD Chemistry student, Matt O’Reilly has been recognized with the Proctor and Gamble Research Excellence Award.
July 2013 – Professor Veige is off to ISOM20 (International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis and Related Chemistry) in Osaka Japan, where he will give an invited lecture. More information about this conference can be found by following the the link –> ISOM20.
April 2013 – Matthew O’Reilly has successfully defended his Ph.D. Dissertation. Dr. O’Reilly becomes Professor Veige’s 5th student to attain this distinction. In August Matt will begin a position as a postdoctoral fellow in the research laboratory of Dr. T. Brent Gunnoe at the University of Virginia. On behalf of the entire Veige group, we wish you the best of luck Matt!!
May 2013 – Every year the Florida section of the American Chemical Society hosts the Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition (FAME). This year, three members of our group all received awards for their posters that were presented at the conference. Xi won 2nd prize in the graduate division of the Thursday night poster session for his poster entitled “iClick (Inorganic Click)- A Novel Synthetic Methodology for Novel Organometallic Material Design”, and at the same poster session, Mary won 1st prize in the undergraduate division for her poster entitled “Development of Gold-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes for Targeted Chemotherapy”. Not to be outdone, Sud was awarded first place in the graduate division of the Saturday night poster session for his poster entitled “Attempts Towards a Highly Nucleophilic Trianionic Pincer Tantalum(V) Alkylidene”. Matias also attended the conference and gave a great talk on Friday morning entitled “Synthesis and characterization of iron(III) complexes supported by a [CF3-ONO]3- trianionic pincer-type ligand”. Congratulations to all the members of the Veige group who participated in the conference.
April 2013 – Andrew was one of two students selected as recipients of the 2013 Eastman Fellowship. The fellowship, which is supported by the Research Division of Eastman Chemical Company, is designed to financially support the research of students in the areas of organic, inorganic or bio-organic during the summer semester. Along with Andrew, Tu Nguyen of the Christou Group, was also awarded the distinction.
April 2013 – A very nice job goes out to Matias, Andrew, and Professor Veige, for very successful presentations at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans. A great time was had by all!
April 2013 – Mary’s poster entitled “Development of Gold-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes for Targeted Chemotherapy” was awarded 3rd place in the Emory University STEM Research and Career Symposium held April 3-5 at Emory University in Atlanta. Great Job Mary!
March 2013 – Kevin McGowan successfully defended his dissertation! Congratulations Kevin for a job well done. Kevin will become Professor Veige’s 4th graduate student awarded with a Ph.D. The group would like to wish Kevin the best in his future endeavors, and know that he will be very successful in his chosen career path. Kevin isn’t done with school yet however, his next step is working towards his MBA.
March 2013 – A huge congratulations goes out to our fantastic undergraduate researcher, Mary, who was recognized for three fantastic achievements this month. Mary has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Charles Vincent and Heidi Cole McLaughlin Dean’s Office Scholarship awarded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for her outstanding academic record [Link]. Mary was chosen as one of only 8 students to participate in the 2013 NSF-UF US/France International REU Undergraduate Research program. Beginning in May 2013, she will be working in the Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry for Prof. Pierre Braunstein and Prof. Pierre de Fremont at the University of Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France; Felicitations Mary!. Mary was also named a University Scholar and given the honor to participate in the 2013-2014 University Scholars Program [Link].
March 2013 – The Veige research group receives funding from the National Science Foundation program Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering, and Materials (SusChEM). SusChEM is a new emphasis area in the family of programs in the NSF-wide Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) initiative. As with all SEES programs, SusChEM proposals must advance science, engineering, and education to inform societal actions aimed at environmental and economic sustainability. Proposals are expected to take a systems-based approach to understanding, predicting, and reacting to change. Through support for interdisciplinary research and education, the projects must facilitate the move to global sustainability. The SusChEM initiative specifically addresses the interrelated challenges of sustainable supply chains, engineering, production, and environmentally benign use of chemicals and materials by design.”
February 2013 – Matthew O’Reilly has been selected to attend the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. The Nobel Prize discipline of chemistry will be in the focus of the 63rd Lindau Meeting, and 20 to 30 Nobel Laureates are expected to congregate in Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists and researchers. After an exhaustive selection process, only approximately 550 undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the globe will get the unique chance to participate in the meeting. For more information about the meeting, Click Here
February 2013 – Andrew has been awarded a Travel Award from the Inorganic Division of ACS, to fund his trip to New Orleans in the Spring, where he will present his work on iClick Chemistry, at the 245th ACS National Meeting and Exhibition.
February 2013 – Mary’s poster entitled “Development of novel Au(I)-NHC aptamer conjugates for targeted chemotherapy” has been accepted for presentation in April at the Emory University STEM Research and Career Symposium in Atlanta, GA.
February 2013 – Andrew has been awarded a UF Graduate Student Council Travel Grant to help fund his trip to the 245th ACS National Meeting and Exhibition this spring in New Orleans.
February 2013 – Matt’s paper entitled “Unusually stable tungstenacyclobutadienes featuring an ONO trianionic pincer-type ligand” is highlighted as a Hot article on the Dalton Transaction’s blog website! Link
December 2012 – Andrew’s talk entitled “Expanding inorganic click (iClick): Cycloadditions between metal-azides and metal-acetylides” has been accepted for the technical program of the 245th ACS National Meeting that will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 7-11, 2013.
December 2012 – Matt’s paper entitled “Unusually stable tungstenacyclobutadienes featuring an ONO trianionic pincer-type ligand.” has been accepted into Dalton Transactions Link
December 2012 – Kevin’s paper entitled “Compelling mechanistic data and identification of the active species in tungsten-catalyzed alkyne polymerizations: conversion of a trianionic pincer into a new tetraanionic pincer-type ligand” is highlighted as a Hot article on the Chemical Science website! Link
November 2012 – Mary Garner is named a distinguished semi-finalist for UT Southwestern Medical Center’s “Frank and Sara McKnight Biochemistry Prize,” in recognition of her accomplishments in undergraduate biological chemistry research. Link
November 2012 – Mary was announced as an Anderson Scholar of High Distinction for her outstanding scholastic achievement. Awardees are selected based on the criteria that they complete at least 60 UF credit hours during their first two years of coursework and maintain a GPA of 3.95 or higher. Link
October 2012 – Congratulations to Professor Veige who was awarded the university-wide “Outstanding Mentor of Undergraduate Research Award”. Professor Veige was presented with the award at the Swamp Symphony’s Education Celebration event.
October 2012 – Molecular Mania 2012 – Chemistry Day at the Oaks Mall, our annual outreach event to educate kids from around Gainesville with an array of interactive chemistry demonstration, was a huge success.
September 2012 – Andrew Powers received first place (graduate student division) for his poster outlining his work with iClick chemistry, which he presented at this year’s Florida Inorganic and Materials Symposium (FIMS).
August 2012 – A very special congratulations to Professor Veige, who was awarded the Dr. Paul Tarrant Faculty Fellowship, an award presented by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
August 2012 – The group was honored to host Dean Paul D’Anieri for a walk-through of our lab-space.
August 2012 – Congratulations to Trevor Del Castillo who will be attending Cal Tech in the Fall to pursue his Ph.D. in Chemistry. Trevor has been an undergraduate in the research group for 4 years.
August 2012 – Matias Pascualini is announced a finalist for the W.M. Jones Award for Originality and Creativity in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry .
May 2012 – Kevin P. McGowan awarded the UF Proctor & Gamble Graduate Research Award.
May 2012 – Mary Garner selected as the recipient of the Herbert A. and Marjorie G. Laitinen Chemistry Scholarship.
April 2012 – Matthew O’Reilly is awarded the Eastman Summer Fellowship.
April 2012 – Mary Garner was selected as the recipient of the HHMI undergraduate research award.
March 2012 – Matthew O’Reilly was selected as the recipient of the ACS DIC Student Travel Award to ACS National Convention and Exposition in San Diego.
March 2012 – Sean Meehan was selected as the recipient of the University Scholar Program.
October 2011 – The iClick project received the ACS PRF New Direction Grant.
July 2011 – Soumya Sarkar was selected as the recipient of the ACS DIC Student Travel Award to ACS National Convention and Exposition in Denver.
June 2011 – Jorma Shores was selected as the recipient of the Laitinen Scholar Award.