Chemistry and Biochemistry
Departmental News: 2012 - 13
- FIFTY YEARS OF GREAT CHEMISTRY. Save the date, April 20, 2013
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will celebrate the UMSL Jubilee on April 20, 2013 from 3 – 5:00 pm with an event in the atrium of the Science Complex. Please save the date and plan to attend this event, meet your former classmates and the faculty and see how the campus, the facilities and the department have grown and developed. The celebration will include a reception with refreshments, a pictorial presentation on the 50-year history, tours of the complex, student research posters, and some remarks by senior faculty and distinguished alumni.
- HARRY W. ORF BS 1971 will speak in the department on Friday December 14, at 1:00 pm on "Siezing Serendipity and Preparing for Opportunity Knocks: Lessons Learned from a Personal Career Journey". Click here for details.
HARRY W. ORF BS 1971 has been selected to receive an honorary degree from the University at the December 15 Commencement. He had been Vice President for Scientific Operations and Professor of Chemistry at the Scripps Florida Research Institute since 2004, which is located in Jupiter, FL but returned to Massachusetts General Hospital as Senior Vice President for Research in February 2012. Harry spent 21 years at MGH and was Director of the Molecular Biology Laboratories there. He received his PhD degree with E. J. Corey at Harvard University.
DEPARTMENT NEWS 2011-12
ALUMNI RECEPTION was held on April 21, 2012 at which Joyce Corey and Rudi Winter were honored. About 100 alumni, faculty members and friends were in attendance. Special comments were made by Jean (Huhmann) Vincent BA 1992, PhD 1997 and Bill Van Arsdale BA 1978, PhD 1984
GEORGE W. GOKEL named Director of the Center for Nanoscience in October 2011. See story in UMSL Daily.
IMPORTANT LECTURESHIPS PLANNED: The two major external lectureships for 2012 have been arranged. On March 19 2012 Professor Valentino Stella, University Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas, will present the Fifteenth Annual Robert W. Murray Lecture and on April 30, 2012, Dr. Stephen A. Kolodziej BA 1987, PhD 1992, will present the 25th Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture. Details for both will be forthcoming
- GEORGE GOKEL WINS CHANCELLOR"S AWARD FOR RESEARCH AND CREATIVITY. Dr. George W. Gokel, Distinguished Prpfessor of Science, Professor of Chemistry and Associate Director of the Center for Nanoscience, received the 2011 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in 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.
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