Spring 2010

  • May 20 - 22 the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host the 43rd Silicon Symposium.Professor Janet Braddock-Wilking is the Symposium Organizer.
  • Monday May 3, 2010. The 23rd Distinguished Alumni Lecture: 4:00 pm, 451 Benton Hall, Monday May 3. Barbara Willis Brown, Manager, Student & Special Services, College of Optometry. UM-St. Louis spoke on "Unintended Outcomes". The lecture was preceded by the student awards ceremony and followed by a reception. For details, click here.
  • April 22, 2010. St. Louis Scientists Awards were presented at the Awards Dinner at the Chase Park Plaza. Hal Harris was named recipient of the 2010 Science Educator Award of the Academy of Science St. Louis. The award recognizes a distinguished individual or organization on the basis of outstanding contributions to science education or to the public understanding of science, engineering, or technology.
  • Tuesday March 23, 2010. University of Missouri-St. Louis Chemistry Alumni Reception at the San Francisco ACS Meeting. 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Moscone Center, 250 West Mezzanine.
  • March 13, 2010, Keith Stine received the St Louis SectionACS Distinguished Service Award. This award, established in 1993 by the Board of Directors, is intended to recognize distinguished service by a member of the Section through excellent contributions, outstanding leadership, and continuing service to the Section.
  • March 13, 2010.A reception was held honoring the retirement of Lol Barton. A slide show of the event is available.
  • March 8, 2010. The Thirteenth Annual Robert W. Murray Lecture was presented by Daniel G. Nocera, the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry at Massachusette Institute of Technology. Details are available here as is an abstract of the presentation.

Fall 2009

  • Dr. Roberta L. Farrell BS 1975 is one of five recipients of the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award. She has been Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand since 1996. She received a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1980 and did postdoctoral research at the University of Chicago and MIT prior to an appointment, first as Associate Director of Research - Industrial Enzymes with Repligen Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1984 and then as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Sandoz Chemicals Biotech Research Corporation and Repligen Sandoz Research Corporation, a position she held from 1987-1996. She was recognized by her majesty the Queen as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in the 2009 New Year Honors in recognition of her services to biochemical research. In addition she has been involved a project in Antarctica and studies the degradation of the wooden huts left behind by the expeditions of Scott and Shackleton in the early 1900s.


  • Chris Spilling wins the 40th St. Louis Award of the St. Louis Section of the American Chemical Society. It will be presented at the St. Louis Award Banquet on Saturday October 17 and the St. Louis Award Symposium will be held on campus on Friday October 16.


  • Keith J. Stine is the 2009-2010 recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Service. This Award recognizes and honors outstanding academic, humanitarian, or professional service on the campus and/or beyond the boundaries of the University. An award plaque and honorarium of $1,000 was presented at the Chancellor's State of the University Address on Wednesday September 30.

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