SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM – the Mike Cusanovich Commemorative Weekend

Date(s) - 2 Mar 2012
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reid Park

SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM  – the Mike Cusanovich Commemorative Weekend

March 2, 2012



Mike Cusanovich was a long-time faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as Vice President for Research for many years. During his tenure at The University of Arizona, Mike was always engaged in student teaching, both in the classroom and in the laboratory, and was a mentor and scientific resource for students and colleagues at all levels. This weekend of events is to honor Mike’s memory and to raise scholarship funds to benefit students through The Mike Cusanovich CBC Scholarship Fund.


The symposium will start at 8 am on Friday, March 2 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reid Park. The registration fee, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch, is $20 for students and $75 for everyone else. You may register online at, or you may download a registration form (also found at the above webpage) and pay via check.



A poster session is part of the day’s activities. We encourage faculty, post-docs and students to submit an abstract at by Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. Students may win a prize for the best poster ($100 1st place, $75 2nd place, and $50 3rd place). As a reflection of Mike’s diversified interests, we will be accepting posters from the following general research areas:

Protein Biochemistry: For example: photobiology, electron transport, photosynthesis, cytochromes, structural biology, enzyme kinetics and protein purification.

Bioengineering and Biofuel Research: For example: biomedical engineering, biosensors, algal biofuels, biomass production, bioenergy crops and biorefining.



If you knew Mike, you knew how much he loved to play golf. Please plan to attend the Mike Cusanovich Commemorative Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 3 at the Randolph Golf Course. We will have lots of contests where you might win a great prize, such as a 5-Day Carnival Cruise. Plus we will have several hole-in-one contests with prizes of up to $50,000! You may put together your own foursome, or we will arrange one for you. The registration fee is only $125/person, which includes green fees, golf cart, continental breakfast, lunch and awards ceremony. The last day to register for the tournament is Friday, Feb. 24. The day will begin at 6:30 am with player registration and continental breakfast, with a shotgun start at 8 am. You may register at <>.

For more information, or to purchase raffle tickets or make a donation to our silent auction, please contact Ellie Warder at 621-5903 or Beverly Travers at 626-0585



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