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2012 News


December 19, 2012 - Beckman Scholars gain real-world research experience
Korrie Mack, senior biochemistry major, is one of the 2012 Beckman Scholars. Korrie works on a collaborative project with Karin Ruhlandt and Ivan Korendovych.» for the complete news story see "From proteins to biosensors" by Judy Holmes
 
Fall 2012 - Joseph Darling and Louis Solomon - NSF Fellows
Joseph Darling a 3rd year chemistry graduate student working in James Hougland's lab and Louis Solomon, who received his B.S. in both chemistry and chemical engineering in 2012 received the very presigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Solomon worked in Mathew Maye's lab while at Syracuse University, he is now pursuing his PhD at Cornell University» complete news story


September 7, 2012 - Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute announces Faculty Fellows
The Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute appoints five Institute Faculty Fellows: Robert Doyle, Timothy Korter and Mathew Maye from the Department of Chemistry, Tej Bhatia, Professor of Linguistics and Scott Samson, from the Department of Earth Sciences. » complete news story


July 13, 2012 - Dabrowiak Awarded IPMI Student Advisor Award
Prof. James Dabrowiak was awarded the International Precious Metal Institute Faculty Advisor Award, which is given on a yearly basis for a faculty advising of students engaged in precious metals research. Graduate student Colleen Alexander (Dabrowiak/Maye) was also awarded the Sabin Metal Student Award by the institute.


June 14, 2012 - Using Nanotechnology to Harness the Power of Fireflies
Prof. Mathew Maye and graduate student Rebeka Alam have found a new way to harness the natural light produced by fireflies using nanoscience. Their work, "Designing Quantum Rods for Optimized Energy Transfer with Firefly Luciferase Enzymes," was published online May 23 in Nano Letters and is forthcoming in print. » complete news story, » YNN News


May 22, 2012 - Issue Dedicated to Prof. Jon Zubieta
A special issue "Protagonists in Inorganic Chemistry" dedicated to Prof. Jon Zubieta has been published in the journal Inorganica Chimica Acta. The issue celebrates Prof. Zubieta's career and achievements to date highlighted by ~750 publications, over 21,000 total citations, and a H index of 76. Scientists from across the world, representing academic, Industrial and teaching arenas dedicated papers to Jon, with contributions included from MIT, Oxford University, Johns Hopkins and Max Planck amongst others, representing over a dozen countries. » read editorial


May 14, 2012 - Totah Receives Outstanding Faculty Award
Prof. Nancy Totah is the recipient of the 2012 James K. Duah-Agyeman Award for Outstanding Faculty, which was presented at the Center for Graduate Preparation and Achievement (CGPA) Baccalaureate Ceremony on Friday, May 11. The award was established by the CGPA, and is given in recognition of outstanding faculty of the Syracuse community who fully embrace the mission and vision of the center through collaborative programming initiatives and service.


May 14, 2012 - Doyle Wins Faculty Advisor of the Year Award
Prof. Robert Doyle is this year's winner of Faculty Advisor of the Year Award. Each year the College of Arts and Sciences invites nominations for the award which recognizes outstanding advising and its importance. He received his award at the College's Convocation on Saturday, May 12.


May 14, 2012 - King Awarded Doctoral Prize
Matthew King was awarded a Doctoral Prize for his dissertation "Terahertz spectroscopy and solid-state modeling of molecular crystals." Congratulations to Matt, who was honored at the Doctoral Dinner Friday, May 11, and his advisor Prof. Timothy Korter.


May 9, 2012 - Syracuse University names 2012 University Scholars
Bailey S. Fitzgerald (biochemistry, English and textual studies) and Vivian Yaci Yu (biochemistry) are two of twelve students named as 2012 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate academic honor bestowed at the University.
» complete news story


May 7, 2012 - Alexander Receives Sabin Metal Graduate Student Award
Colleen Alexander, a graduate student in the labs of Profs. James Dabrowiak and Mat Maye, recently received the IPMI Sabin Metal Student Award for her work on gold nanoparticles as drug delivery vehicles for treating cancer. Colleen will be receiving the award at the annual meeting of the Institute in Las Vegas in June.


May 2, 2012 - Department of Chemistry Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to those undergraduate and graduate students who were honored with a Department of Chemistry Award at our May 2nd ceremony. Awards are given for performance in course work, research, and for excellence in graduate student teaching.
» view award winners


April 27, 2012 - 2012-13 Remembrance Scholars Chosen
Congratulations to Jaime Bernstein (chemistry), Tara Brenner (biochemistry), Kemardo Henry (biochemistry), Alyssa Ierardo (biochemistry), and Anna Kahkoska (biochemistry) who are five of 35 undergraduate students to be 2012-2013 Remembrance Scholars. The award is considered the most prestigious scholarship awarded by the University and is a means of remembrance for the 270 people who were killed in the December 21, 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, of which 35 SU students were aboard. » complete news story


April 19, 2012 - Norma Slepecky Undergraduate Research Prize for 2012
Senior biochemistry major Vivian Yaci Yu was awarded the 2012 Norma Slepecky Undergraduate Research Prize. Yu's project entitled "Expression and Purification of Recombinant Saposin B for Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) Purification" was completed under the direction of Prof. Robert Doyle.


March 27, 2012 - Ruhlandt Honored with Chancellor's Citation for Excellence
Prof. Karin Ruhlandt, along with four other Syracuse University faculty and staff members, will receive the Chancellor's Citation for Excellence at a campus ceremony and reception in their honor on April 9. First presented in 1979, the award recognizes the outstanding achievements in teaching, scholarship and creative work. » complete news story


March 22, 2012 - Professor Emeritus Martin Sage dies Feb. 3
Environmental activist and scholar Martin Sage, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, died Feb. 3, 2012. He was 76. Although he retired in 2008, Sage remained active in the department and in his research in the field of vibrational spectroscopy. In addition to his scholarship, Sage was very active in environmental issues and in the Central New York community. In 1972, he and his brother, Samuel, founded the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter Iroquois Group. » complete news story


March 12, 2012 - New exhibit at the MOST explores time on a microscale
Created by Prof. Timothy Korter, a new exhibit at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) aims to help children wrap their heads around time on a microscale, from the second to the femtosecond (one quadrillionth of a second) and all the time in between. The exhibit is the outreach component of Korter's NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. » complete news story


March 7, 2012 - 23 Teams to Compete in Regional Science Olympiad
More than 300 Central New York middle-school students competing in the 2012 Mid-State regional Science Olympiad on Saturday, March 10 at Syracuse University, beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the Life Sciences Complex. The departments of chemistry and biology in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences are hosting the event. » complete news story
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