The year 1980 was a turning point for LAS alum Peixin He (PhD ’85, chemistry).
By 1980, China had been opening up to the world, and Peixin He was coming to the University of Illinois as a visiting scholar through an exchange program between Fudan University and Illinois.
A few months ago, a new term cropped up on Twitter to describe an all-too-common phenomenon at academic institutions: a dude wall. In science departments, these walls honor historical figures by portraying retired faculty, previous heads of an institution, or even just preeminent scientists in a field.
Elizabeth Murphy, undergraduate in the Braun Research Group, is one of three winners in the research image contest at the Beckman Institute. The goal of the contest was to submit images that showed the intersection between art and science. The contest was broken down into three areas: undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers.
Professor Scott Denmark, the Reynold C. Fuson Professor of Chemistry, has received the 2019 Ryoji Noyori Prize, sponsored by Takasago International Corporation and administered by the Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan.
The Illinois Alumni Association will present their 2019 awards at a private gala during Homecoming Week, October 13-19, 2019.
Among those recognized are an Illinois Chemistry alumnus and emeritus faculty member.
Howard Vincent Malmstadt, faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois from 1951 to 1981, was widely considered the father of modern electronic and computerized instrumentation in chemistry.