Category: Hoffman, Morton

Professor Emeritus Hoffman meets Former Student at ACS

September 8th, 2011 in Alumni, Faculty, Hoffman, Morton

Professor Mort Hoffman & Former Student Elisa Miller

Professor Mort Hoffman & Former Student Elisa Miller

Professor Emeritus Morton Hoffman met his former CH111-112 general chemistry student, Elisa Miller (CAS ’05), at the 242nd ACS National Meeting in Denver at the end of August.

Elisa served as a Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) workshop leader in that course as a sophomore, and she conducted undergraduate research for two and a half years on chemical dynamics of high energy molecules with Professor Amy Mullin.

While at BU, she was named the Beckman Foundation Scholar for 2003-2005. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in physical chemistry with Professor Carl Lineberger on anion photoelectron spectroscopy in the gas phase at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Connecting to Chemistry Alumnae in California

April 22nd, 2011 in Alumni, Faculty, Hoffman, Morton

In April, Chemistry Professor Emeritus Morton Z. Hoffman was invited by Concordia University Irvine to deliver an International Year of Chemistry (IYC) lecture, “The IYC: Our Life, Our Future,” as well as to serve as a consultant to the Chemistry Department, at Concordia, as they developed their 10-year strategic plan. While in the “the neighborhood,” he caught up with two BU alumnae, Professor Catherine Clark (GRS 1996), whose thesis research he directed, and Ms. Jenny Talbot (CAS 2004), who was a student in his CH111/112 class (2000-01) and served as a PLTL workshop leader (2001-02).

Catherine Clark with Professor Hoffman

Catherine Clark with Professor Hoffman

Alumna  Catherine Clark is now Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Schmid College of Science of Chapman University in Orange, CA.

Jenny Talbot with Professor Hoffman

Jenny Talbot with Professor Hoffman

Alumna Jenny Talbot did undergraduate and post-baccalaureate research with Dr. Adrien Finzi in the Biology Department on forest ecology and biogeochemistry. She will receive her Ph.D. from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California Irvine next month, and will begin a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Minnesota at the end of the summer.

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