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News Highlights

ChemNews 2020

ChemNews, the Department of Chemistry’s printed newsletter, which is published annually, is available as a flip book or a downloadable pdf. Read about "a year like no other . . . with amazing accomplishments." Content includes a wonderful message from Department Head David Blank, stories on meeting the challenges of COVID, work of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, creation of the Jeannette Brown Lectureship, funding for centers that involve many researchers from the Department of Chemistry, and stories about faculty, students, staff, and alumni. There are also features on the department’s three staff members who are retiring with a combined 77 years of service to the department and the university—Joseph Franek, Eileen Harvala, and Victor Munsch. 

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