Category Archives: Alumni

Alumni News from Reed Magazine, March 2017

The spring issue of the Reed magazine was an apt reflection of the season, taking a fresh look at College doings in such diverse areas as the Hum 110 syllabus, student-drawn comics (the “ultimate outsider art form”), tracking down rogue … finish reading Alumni News from Reed Magazine, March 2017

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Alumni News from Reed Magazine, December 2016

One of my favorite Hum colleagues, Prof. David Gerratt [1998-], graces the cover of the December 2016 issue of the Reed magazine. Characteristically, he is bent over in order to reach just a little further out … whether to make … finish reading Alumni News from Reed Magazine, December 2016

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Mark DeWitt ’06 Leads Sickle Cell Gene Editing Team

Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is a group of blood disorders that includes sickle-cell anemia (SCA). The disease, which affects millions around the globe and can be fatal, is noteworthy in the history of biochemistry and genetics because in 1949 Caltech chemist (and … finish reading Mark DeWitt ’06 Leads Sickle Cell Gene Editing Team

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Phi Beta Kappa Takes in Chemists from 2015-17

Every May, just two or three days before graduation, the Dean of the Faculty announces the most recent group of Reed seniors to be elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. Here are the PBK “chemists” from three most-recent classes. … finish reading Phi Beta Kappa Takes in Chemists from 2015-17

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Incompetent Blogger Unearths Emails from Ancient Reed Chemistry Civilizations

One of the great joys of my job is that I receive emails from alums and colleagues telling me about lovely changes in their lives: new jobs, marriages, babies, fellowships, and so on. Really delightful stuff. And, of course, because I also write … finish reading Incompetent Blogger Unearths Emails from Ancient Reed Chemistry Civilizations

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Alumni News from Reed Magazine, September 2016

Maybe the place to begin a dip into What Is a Reedie?, the Sept. 2016 issue of the Reed magazine, is by asking, “what is summer?” The time of year when it rains on Portland’s annual Grand Floral Parade. A time when the … finish reading Alumni News from Reed Magazine, September 2016

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Janet Gunzner-Toste ’93 is an ACS Hero of Chemistry!

The American Chemical Society (ACS) recently announced its Heroes of Chemistry for 2017 and the list includes Janet’s team at Genentech. The Genentech heroes were recognized for the discovery and development of ERIVEDGE® (vismodegib), the first medicine to be approved for the treatment … finish reading Janet Gunzner-Toste ’93 is an ACS Hero of Chemistry!

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Chemistry Grads return for 2017 Reunion

Over a dozen Reed chemistry graduates of all vintages returned to campus last week for 2017 Reunions. Prof. Arthur Glasfeld and Alan Shusterman (that’s me) were on hand to greet them when they stopped by the Chemistry building, and we joined several … finish reading Chemistry Grads return for 2017 Reunion

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Rose Gonoud ’17 Tackles Drug-Resistant Malaria

What is a Reed thesis? Search online and you might come across: The Reed Thesis During your final year, you will plunge headlong into an intellectual adventure—the senior thesis. Undertaken with support from a faculty adviser, the senior thesis is … finish reading Rose Gonoud ’17 Tackles Drug-Resistant Malaria

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Alumni News from Reed Magazine, June 2016

The Reed Magazine always carries a broad spectrum of articles, and Within Reach, the June 2016 issue, is no exception. There are articles on a diverse set of alumni pursuits (can you say, “emergency planning – gunpowder – prosthetic limbs” … finish reading Alumni News from Reed Magazine, June 2016

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