GEORGIA ON MY MIND:
Visiting Fulbright Scholar Dr. Marina Rukhadze of Tbilisi State University in the Middle Eastern country of Georgia (center) chats with XU CIIP Director Torian Lee and chemistry professor Dr. Galina Goloverda following her lecture on campus.
Four Xavier premed undergraduates expanding their minds at the eight-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry gather for a photo op. (L-R) Taylor Thornton, Armond Collins, Dera Mezue and Brittany Russell.
Incoming freshman business students celebrate having successfully completed the Business Achievers Summer Program, including (L-R) Division Chair Dr. Joe Ricks, Angelica Dix, Javion Gutter, Christian Hayes, Kerry Morgan, Joseph Moses, Tayla Jones, and professor Clifford Wright.
WE ARE XU:
Xavier premed students attending the six-week SHEP (Summer Health Enrichment Program) at the University of Alabama-Birmingham strike a familiar XU-pose in between program activities. (L-R) Jasmine Hodges, Alexandria Craig, Chelsea Tate, Alexys Nunn, Miyah Davis, J Cindy Simporios, Brittany Landry, Heba Sarhan, and Alexis Bryant.
The XU Convocation Center provided the venue for homegrown NBA Detroit Piston superstar DJ Augustin's sixth annual basketball camp for city youth. Some of those on hand were: (first row, L-R) Luke Ladner, Logan Semiean, Maddox Ackers, and Jhi Franklin; (second row) XU Coach Dannton Jackson, DeSagana Diop of the Charlotte Bobcats, DJ Augustin, and Tyreke Evans of the New Orleans Pelicans.
Sophomore G'Nell Bertrand of Denham Springs LA looks on intently as sophomore Terri Cunningham of Nashville TN explains her ongoing breast cancer research project which she presented at the XU Center for Undergraduate Research's 4th Annual Summer Research Symposium.
LIVING HIGH ON THE HOG:
Junior XU political science major Eric Craig of Los Angeles CA was selected as this year's winner of the University of Arkansas George Washington Carver Research Program's 2014 Research Poster Competition. The award is given annually to a summer GWCRP intern that demonstrates exceptional research and presentation skills in his/her chosen area of study.
ChemStar participants (L-R) Kira Bickham, Tierra Foley, and Jailyn Heisser get in some valuable, hands-on experience in the lab during this summer's program, one of five XU summer offerings under the umbrella of the BP STEM Summer Institute funded by a three-year, $750,000 grant awarded in 2011.