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Please save the date of this chemistry Alumni Reception

 On May 9, 2015, from 3 - 5:00 pm, the Chemistry Alumni Council will hold A Chemistry Alumni Reception in the second floor rotunda of the Millennium Student Center, honoring alumni who went into the education field from K-12 to college and beyond.  We will especially honor Professors Jane Miller and Hal Harris for the support they provided to so many alumni.

If you are able to attend please contact Michelle Haley at 314-516-5311 or send an e-mail to



On April 6 2015 PROFESSOR R. GRAHAM COOKS, Henry Bohn Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University will present the Eighteenth Annual Robert W. Murray Lecture.  Details will be forthcoming.

On May 4, 2015 DR. MICHAEL GROANING, BA 1995, MS 1997, Associate Director CMC, and Alliance Manager, Endocyte Inc., in Lafayette, IN will present the 28th Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture His title is: "An Unexpected Journey: From Benton Hall to Basel and Everywhere Else in Between".

UM-St. Louis Distinguished Alumni Awards

UM-St. Louis Distinguished Alumni Awards to Chemists

Distinguished Alumni Lecturers
A former student from the Department of Chemistry at UM-St. Louis delivers this annual lecture, which is followed by a reception. This forms part of the regular departmental seminar program and is typically scheduled for the first Monday in May as the final seminar of the academic year. The lecture follows presentation of the Annual Departmental Awards.