News items about Alumni

Chemistry Alumni Reception Aug 18 at Seaport Hotel

Register Here On August 18, the Department of Chemistry is hosting a special cocktail reception for Chemistry Alumni, 5:30PM-7:30PM at the Cityview Ballroom of the Boston Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center. In conjunction with the ACS National Meeting, the Department of Chemistry is hosting a special reception on August 18, 2015 at Boston’s Seaport Hotel. […]

Reunion of Undergraduate Chemistry Researchers

Three undergraduate students from the early 1970’s met their research advisor, Professor Emeritus Morton Z. Hoffman, and his wife, Sandy, recently for dinner at the Post 390 restaurant in Boston. The students were co-authors with him on a publication, “Generation of Radicals in the Charge-Transfer Photochemistry of Coordination Complexes of Cobalt(III) in Aqueous Solution,” J. […]

Laursen Returns to Iran to Lecture on Ancient Textile Dyes

Professor Emeritus Richard Laursen’s research on the analysis of vegetable dyes has taken him to many parts of the world.  Using high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array and mass spectrometric detection, his work has helped to identify the plant sources of many of the colors used in ancient textile fibers and given insights into the […]

Environmental Health Scientist Speaks at Chemistry Convocation

The Director of the Consumer Safety and Sustainability Group for Consumer Reports, Dr. Urvashi Rangan, was the Distinguished Alumni Speaker at this year’s Chemistry Convocation (May 16, 2015).  Dr. Rangan received her BA in Chemistry from Boston University in 1990, doing undergraduate research in organic chemistry with Prof. John Snyder.  She received her PhD in […]

From Schlumberger Fellow to Chemistry Professor at the UNA de México

The Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship funds women from emerging economies for advanced post­‐graduate study in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the finest universities for their discipline overseas with the long term goal of addressing the worldwide gender gap in STEM disciplines.  A highly competitive program, the Foundation […]

Hoffman Receives Chemistry Education Award

Prof. Emer. Morton Z. Hoffman has received the Distinguished Contribution to Chemistry Education (DCCE) Award from the Committee on Chemistry Education (CCE) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) on the occasion of the 23rd International Conference on Chemistry Education (ICCE) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 13, 2014). The DCCE Award recognizes […]

Commemorating Prof. Emeritus Hartman (1931-2014)

When Prof. Standish C. Hartman (‘Stan’) retired in 2005, the Department of Chemistry held a grand celebration honoring his promotion to Professor Emeritus.  A man of quiet dignity, with a dry sense of humor, Stan seemed taken aback by the turnout and tributes.  Stan’s modesty prevented him from seeing what everyone else knew:  that during […]