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IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS 2017 - 18

THE TWO MAJOR EXTERNAL LECTURES ARE NOW SET

On Monday April 23, 2018, the 21st Annual Robert W. Murray Lecture will be presented by Dr. LUCY ZIURYS, Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Astronomy and the Steward Observatory at the Universiyt of Arizona, Tucson. click here for the poster, title, etc.

Need to build your career or to start one? Want to meet other alumni, students and faculty members and reconnect with the University of Missouri-St. Louis Chemistry Department? We have a treat for you.

Details of the CHEMISTRY CONNECTIONS 2018 event on Saturday, April 28, 2018 beginning at 2:00 p.m. can be found here.  The event will begin with presentations on the importance of and insight on professional networking followed by presentations on chemistry careers by experienced colleagues.  Featured speakers will be Dr. Eric Bruton and Dr. Lisa Balbes.  Register today!

On Monday April 30, 2018, the 31st Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture will be presented by YANA LEVCHINSKY-GRIMMOND, BS 1997, MS (with thesis) 1999.  She is currently Sr. Manager Technology Transfer at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Albany, New York.  She joined the company in 2002 and served as  Analytical Scientist, Project Manager and Technology Transfer, Manager prior to assuming her current position in 2014.  At UMSL she completed her thesis research under the supervision of Professor Janet Braddock-Wilking.

GREAT NEWS TO BEGIN THE ACADEMIC YEAR: AN ALUM AND A FACULTY MEMBER RECEIVE MAJOR AWARDS

Dr. GARY S. JACOB, BS Chemistry 1969 who is Chairman and CEO of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. was honored with a UMSL Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual Founders’ Dinner on Thursday October 5.

PROFESSOR KEITH J. STINE was named the 2017 winner of  the St. Louis Award by the St. Louis Section of the American Chemical Society.  He was honored in a Symposium on Friday, September 29 and at the St. Louis Award Banquet that same evening.

Successful event honoring the 50th anniversary of the first graduating class was held on Saturday May 13, 2017.

The first UMSL graduating class was 1966-67.  This year, 2017 is the 50th anniversary of that class which included 11 chemistry graduates. The Chemistry Alumni Council held an Alumni Reunion as a celebration in spring 2017 and invited all graduates to attend but especially those who graduated from 1967 through 1970.  The event was held on Saturday May 13 in the spectacular solarium of the new Science Learning Center from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Photos - where one can see department photos from all the Chemistry Alumni Council events.