Edith Allin awarded Excellence in Leadership

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Edith Allin awarded Excellence in Leadership

Edith M. Allin, Fiscal Service Center Manager for Chemistry and Forensic Science was awarded the College of Humanities and Science’s Excellence in Leadership .  In order to be nominated for this award one must;  exude excellence in leadership within their unit or program and has a minimum of five years of service in the College. Please join us in thanking […]

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Undergraduate Alumni makes JCP Editor’s Choice List

VCU Chemistry undergraduate alumni, Joshua Driskill ‘s research paper has made  the Journal of Chemical Physics 2014 Editor’s choice list. Josh graduated from VCU in Spring 2014 with B.S in Chemistry, Professional Chemist track. He conducted research in Dr. Alenka Luzar’s lab through out his undergraduate career.

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Dr. Scott Gronert Receives Fulbright Award

  Scott Gronert, Ph.D., has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar award to work with researchers in France on a new process that could help surgeons more accurately remove cancerous cells. Gronert, chair of the Department of Chemistry in the College of Humanities and Sciences, will work with professors Isabelle Fournier, Ph.D., and Michel Salzet, […]

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New H&S Scholarship Website

The College of Humanities and Sciences has introduced a new website, vcu.academicworks.com, with information and an online application process for the over 100 scholarship opportunities we offer to currently enrolled students. The system features a searchable database of opportunities and details the requirements for each. This system will offer a more student-centric experience, streamlines our administrative […]

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Dr. Alenka Luzar

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 Click here for complete article As far back as she can remember, Alenka Luzar, Ph.D., has loved water. Growing up in Slovenia, she started skiing at age 4, and in her teens became an accomplished alpine skier and participated in the junior Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. Of course, snow was […]

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VCU Chemistry Top Ten in Graduating Women with B.S.

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Chemistry has risen six spots to No. 6 in a national ranking of undergraduate chemistry degrees awarded to women. VCU’s 2013 class of chemistry students was 58 percent women. In recent years, the department’s ranking in terms of B.S. degrees awarded to women has climbed significantly. It ranked No. 12 […]

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2014 John B. Fenn Lecture

Dr. Dudley Herschbach Nobel Laureate Harvard University                  Glimpses of Chemical Wizardry  In an evangelical spirit, three vignettes will be presented that have the character of molecular parables: stories with lessons that transcend the specific details. (1) How knowledge of the orientation of a methyl group with respect […]

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Chemistry’s Jamal Aldajaei Story of Perseverance

Chemistry’s Jamal Aldajaei PhD remarkable story was recently highlighted by VCU’s President Dr. Michael Rao at the University’s Graduation in May. Please take a moment to read his story here.

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Dr. Michael Mautner on life expanded beyond Earth

Michael Mautner, Ph.D., a research professor of chemistry studies how life might expand beyond Earth, using meteorites to find how microbes and even plants might grow to develop an ecosystem in support of human settlers on asteroids or space colonies. Mautner recently discussed his experiments at VCU and explained his belief that life will eventually […]

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Chemistry Major named Critical Language Scholar

Charlene Gaw has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study Mandarin Chinese in China. Charlene is from Cupertino, Calif., junior majoring in both chemistry and psychology in the College of Humanities and Sciences. Gaw will study Mandarin Chinese at the advanced level at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China from June 11 to Aug. 10. […]

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