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Madeleine Joullié Oral History Featured by CHF

The Chemical Heritage Foundation, located in Philadelphia, has hosted more than 400 oral histories from the biggest names in the field of chemistry. Madeleine Joullié's oral history is highlighted in the July issue of First Person. Click the link to read it.

Jeffrey Winkler's Research Featured

Prof. Jeffrey Winkler's collaborative research effort with Prof. Ravi K. Amaravadi and colleagues in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center is featured in an early edition of PNAS. The research focuses on development of a potent new drug that clogs up the recycling machinery of tumor cells.

 

Graduate Student Yitao Zhang honored for teaching

Yitao Zhang of the Chenoweth group has received a 2012 Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students.

This award recognizes the profound impact of graduate students on undergraduate education at Penn.

Jeff Saven's Research Featured

University of Pennsylvania chemistry professor Jeffery Saven and his group are part of a team that has become the first to use computational methods to create the first custom-designed protein crystal. Protein design is a technique that is increasingly valuable to a variety of fields, from biochemistry to therapeutics to materials engineering. The team's research was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

 

Graduate Student Bruno Melillo honored for teaching

Bruno Melillo of the Smith group has received a 2012 School of Arts and Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students. Bruno and his fellow award recipients will be honored at a School-wide reception on Wednesday, April 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Andrew Rappe honored with a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

Prof. Andrew Rappe has been selected to receive a 2011-2012 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Penn Chemistry Advisory Board member Jeffrey Beck passes away

Jeffrey S. Beck passed away on April 7 in Houston, TX. Jeff received his PhD from this department with Larry Sneddon in 1989 and has been a member of the Penn Chemistry Scientific Advisory Board since its inception. In addition to a memorial service in Houston, a service is being planned for New Jersey next month.

 

Penn Chemistry Research Featured in C&E News

The April 9 issue of C&E News highlighted recent publications from Professor E. James Petersson's research group outlining new methods for tracking protein motion and their application to studying the pathological proteins of Parkinson's Disease.

 

Eric Schelter speaks at the Chemical Heritage Foundation

On Friday, April 6 University of Pennsylvania chemistry professor Eric Schelter will explain how rare-earth elements are used to create fluorescent and ultraviolet dyes that are embedded in dollars and euros to prevent counterfeiting. He'll also discuss other notable uses of rare earths in electronics and energy technologies, as well as the implications of China's disproportionate possession--and recent withholding--of these precious metals.

 

Graduate Student Ursula Williams acknowledged by ACS

Graduate Student Ursula Williams (Schelter group) was named as one of 12 recipients nationally of the Eli Lilly Travel Award by the Women Chemists Committee (WCC) of the American Chemical Society. This highly competitive award provides funding for female undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral fellows to travel to a national meeting and present their research. Ursula recently attended the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA.

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