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Two IGB Members named University Scholars

Elizabeth Ainsworth and Phillip Newmark have been named as University Scholars, a program created to recognize the university’s most talented teachers, scholars and researchers.

Begun in 1985, the scholars program recognizes faculty excellence on the three U. of I campuses and provides $10,000 to each scholar for each of three years to use to enhance his or her academic career. The money may be used for travel, equipment, research assistants, books or other purposes.



Two IGB Faculty Members named University Scholars

Paul Kenis and James Slauch have been named as University Scholars, a program created to recognize the university’s most talented teachers, scholars and researchers.

Kenis, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, performs research in the field of micro fluidics and the development of novel microfluidic tools for applications in energy and health.

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