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The Awards Committee of the IPMI is pleased to announce the 2015 Student Scholarship Award Winners!

IPMI Student Awards:  $20,000 each
Jian He – Scripps Research Institute
Chenjie Zeng – Carnegie Mellon University
Marcel Schreier – Swiss Institute of Technology, Lausanne

IPMI Faculty Advisor Awards: $5,000 each
Professor Jin-Quan Yu - Scripps Research Institute
Professor Rongchao Jin - Carnegie Mellon University
Professor Michael Graetzel - Swiss Institute of Technology, Lausanne

IPMI Company/Organization Sponsored Student Awards: $5,000 each
Peiquang Hu – University of California, Santa Cruz
Matthew O'Brien – Northwestern University
Haifeng Yang – Texas A&M University
Nardine Abadeer – University of Illinois, Urbana
Nerissa Lewis – Louisiana State University
Gregory Mullin – University of Texas at Austin
John Tellis – University of Pennsylvania
Zhongxing Huang – University of Texas at Austin
Markrete Krikorian – Massachusetts Institute of Technology



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Gold Up, Remains Vulnerable to a Stronger U.S. Dollar - Kitco 05/22/15
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Gold Suffers First Weekly Loss in Three - MarketWatch 05/22/15
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Zimbabwe Ices 15% Platinum Levy
Zimbabwe has put the brakes on a plan to levy a 15% tax on unbeneficiated platinum group metals. - Miningmx 05/22/15
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Data Revision Paints Grim Picture for U.S. Jewelers
This past March marked the sixth consecutive month of weak consumer demand for fine jewelry and watches in the United States, and revised government data for specialty jewelers shows that their market share has slipped below 40 percent. - National Jeweler 05/22/15
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NUM Wants 84 pct Pay Increase for Gold Workers
South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will push for an 84 percent rise in basic pay for entry-level gold mining workers, a near 10 percentage-point increase on previous demands, according to documents obtained by Reuters on Thursday. - Reuters 05/22/15
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Austrian Central Bank to Repatriate Gold from Britain
Austria's central bank plans to repatriate some of its gold reserves from Britain after facing criticism for storing too much of the precious metal abroad, the Krone newspaper reported on Friday without naming any sources for the information. - Reuters 05/22/15
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Fuel cell technology could power SA Inc
South Africa: The Chamber of Mines in central Johannesburg has power even when load-shedding brings the rest of the country, including the chamber's own members, to its knees. This is thanks to the 100 kilowatt (kW) platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell unit. - Mail & Guardian 05/22/15
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Coins: The Battle of Waterloo
The Royal Dutch Mint have launched a three coin set, which includes coins of their country as well as those of Belgium and the United Kingdom, to observe the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. - Coin Update 05/21/15
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CME Developing European Gold Futures Contract
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) is developing a European gold futures contract to serve customers in London, three sources familiar with the matter said, which could present a direct challenge to London's traditional cash market. - Reuters 05/21/15
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Will China Go for a Gold Standard? The Jury Is Out!
Bloomberg's Ken Hoffmann sets out his researchers’ findings on the possibility of China coming up with some form of gold standard to back the yuan. - Mineweb 05/21/15
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Archaeologists Find Gold,Silver Pirate Treasure in Madagascar
Underwater explorers believe they have discovered treasure belonging to the notorious 17th-Century Scottish pirate William Kidd in the waters off Madagascar. - Mining.com 05/21/15
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Jewellers Back to Black with Rhodium, Ruthenium
Ice-white platinum has long had enduring appeal in jewellery and experimental designers are now also turning to its lesser-known sister metals rhodium and ruthenium to produce work in darker hues. - Reuters 05/20/15
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