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Michael Carrasco, chemistry, has received years 3-5 funding for his National Science Foundation CAREER award that provides an additional $174,840 support "Combinatorial Neoglycopeptide Arrays: Synthesis and Application Toward Creating Bioactive Peptides Resistance to Proteolysis."   The award with this additional funding now totals $328,720.

John Noll, computer engineering, has received second-year funding on a subcontract award from the University of California, Irvine that provides an additional $98,291 to support "IIS-ITR Collaborative Research: Organizational Dynamics of Software Problems, Bugs, Failures & Repairs."  The award, including this amendment, totals $202,037. This research investigates three aspects of complex, online knowledge work processes: 1.  How to provide model-driven process enactment support for globally dispersed enterprise processes, resources and users. 2.  How to discover process structures and resource usage patterns from emergent and dynamic process enactment workflows. 3.  How to recover or repair knowledge work process workflows that break down or fail during enactment.

Dennis Smolarski, S.J., mathematics and computer science, has received an award from the U.S. Department of Energy that provides $68,000 to support "Shedding New Light on Exploding Stars: Terascale Simulations of Neutrino-Driven Supernovae and Their Nucleosynthesis."

This award is a part of a multi-institutional project.  Fr. Smolarski's work will focus on software development and the integration of an adaptive algorithm into code being developed at SUNY-Stony Brook.

Awards

Ana Maria Pineda, RSM, director of the Pastoral Ministries Program, will receive the prestigious national Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence, 2003-04, given annually by the Department of Theology and Philosophy of Barry University.

The award is bestowed on a theologian who lives out the continued legacy of Dominican brother, Yves Congar O.P. (1904-2000).  Special consideration is given to the theologian who engages the ongoing ecclesial mission of Vatican II, correlating faith and culture. She will give a public lecture at Barry University, in Florida, this spring, in a lecture series that has featured many of the leading theologians in the U.S.

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