IMPORTANT LECTURESHIPS PLANNED: The two major external lectureships for 2014 have been arranged:

On March 31 2014 Professor Joanna Aisenberg, Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. will present the Seventeenth Annual Robert W. Murray Lecture

On May 5, 2014, Dr. Katherine M. Block, BS 2001, Senior Scientist at Novartis Clinical Trial Center of Excellence (Genoptix), in San Diego CA, will present the 27th Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture. Details for both will be forthcoming.

ALEXEI V. DEMCHENKO has been appointed Curators' Profesor of Chemistry. This news, which becomes official in Fall 2014, was announced informally in January, 2014.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA DR DAWN SHIANG TO SPEAK IN THE DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM SERIES. On Monday October 7, 2013, at 4:00 pm, distinguished alumna Dr. Dawn Shiang will present a seminar in the department. Dr Shiang, (BA 1983, Ph.D. 1988) recently retired from Dow chemical Co. where she was Associate Director for Sustainable Technologies.  Her bio is available by clicking on her name.

BENJAMIN J. BYTHELL JOINS THE FACULTY AS ASSISTANT PROFESSORDr Bythell is the replacement for Professor Hal Harris who retired and was appointed Founders' Professor for Fall 2013.  Professor Bythell received his MChem. degree from the University of Bath, UK, in 2002 and Ph.D. from Oregon State University in 2007. He held postdoctoral fellowships at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg (2008-2010) and at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University (2010-2013).  His interests are in analytical and biophysical chemistry.

AlEXEI V. DEMCHENKO WINS THE 2013 CHANCELLOR'S AWARD FOR RESEARCH AND CREATIVITY. The award was set up to honor a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated superior research or creative contributions to the university. It includes a cash stipend to be presented as part of the State of the University Address in September.