Chemistry News & Feature Stories

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hUMNs of Chemistry #17

Lee Penn, Eric Schulz, and Casey Wouters share their stories.
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Massari group celebrates 11 years of University on the Prairie

Aaron Massari, Alexandra Atchison, Gabby Vandendries, and Zhihao Wu traveled to Lamberton, MN for the UMN outreach program
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Distinguished University Teaching Professor Philippe Bühlmann receives President's Award for Outstanding Service

Philippe Bühlmann was recently honored with the President's Award for Outstanding Service, one of the University’s highest awards for exceptional service to education and community.
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hUMNs of Chemistry #16

Kyle Bantz, Arceus Pogany, and Daneasha Zackery share their stories.
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Arriaga, Distefano and Pierre groups awarded $2.2 million grant to study aging at the single cell level

Four UMN Professors have been awarded $2.2M from the National Institute on Aging.
2024 GSRS Awardees

Twelve students recognized at 23rd annual GSRS

12 students were honored with awards for their exceptional presentations at the 23rd annual Chemistry GSRS.
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Professor George Barany retires after a 44 year career at the University of Minnesota

Distinguished McKnight University Professor George Barany retired from the University of Minnesota on May 26th, 2024, after a 44 year career in the Department of Chemistry.
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Professor Emerita Jane Wissinger awarded 2024 Career Achievement in Green Chemistry Education

Professor Emerita Jane Wissinger was recently awarded the 2024 Career Achievement in Green Chemistry Education by the ACS.
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Alexander Umanzor recognized as 2024 CAS Future Leader

Fourth-year PhD student Alexander Umanzor was recently selected to participate in the 2024 Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Future Leaders program.


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