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IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS 2017 - 18

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. will be honored with a UMSL Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual Founders’ Dinner on Thursday October 5. For details click here.

PROFESSOR KEITH J. STINE has been named the 2017 winner of  the St. Louis Award by the St. Louis Section of the American Chemical Society.  He will be honored in a Symposium to be held on Friday September 29,  See here for details and the award will be presented at the St. Louis Award Banquet that same evening.  For details click here.


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.  .

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.

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 may be seen by clicking here where one can see department photos from all the Chemistry Alumni Council events..  .

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