ALEXEI DEMCHENKO IS NAMED AS THE 2014  ST. LOUIS AWARD WINNER.  Professor Demchenko will be presented with the 44th Annual St. Louis Award of the St. Louis Section on Saturday October 18.  Click for details of the Symposium and the Banquet.

TWO CHEMISTRY ALUMNI EARN 2014 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS. On Friday September 26 2014, Dr. Barbara W. Brown, BA 1984 and Dr. William R. Shiang, BS 1983, PhD 1988 received UMSL Distinguished Alumni Awards at the Founders' Dinner.

HONORARY DEGREE FOR DEPARTMENT ALUMNUS: On Saturday May 17, at the Spring Commencement, Dr. Gary S. Jacob, BS 1969, received an honorary Doctor of Science degree.  The  weekend began by Gary visiting the department and presenting an excellent lecture based on his experience in industry (Big Pharma) followed by a second career in Small Pharma. He is now Chairman and CEO of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., New York, NY., and on Friday afternoon he presented the lecture: "Drug Discovery & Development 101: From the benchplace to the marketplace; and other ruminations on one UMSL Chemistry alumnus’ career in science".

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.