Category Archives: Alumni

Kris McNeill ’92 Elected AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society, recently announced the election of 46 chemists to be Fellows of the Society. “Election as a Fellow honors members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or … finish reading Kris McNeill ’92 Elected AAAS Fellow

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Jeffrey Kovac ’70, Ethical Chemist

Life, by its very nature, constantly surprises, but certain aspects of life would seem to be under our personal control: what to study, how to apply that knowledge. As a young chemistry professor at U. Tennessee, Jeffrey Kovac, thought he … finish reading Jeffrey Kovac ’70, Ethical Chemist

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Undergraduate Research Poster – Do You Have a Story to Tell?

As the Chemistry building continues to get remodeled and renovated (more on that to come), the hallways are undergoing visible changes. Senior photos have been redesigned and hung in more prominent locations (you can even find a set of staff and … finish reading Undergraduate Research Poster – Do You Have a Story to Tell?

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Rhiana Meade ’12 Seminar This Thursday

Rhiana took her Reed chemistry degree to Tufts University where she earned her MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering program. She currently works as a Field Operations Supervisor at Cambrian Innovation, a biotech … finish reading Rhiana Meade ’12 Seminar This Thursday

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Alumni News from the Reed Magazine, June 2017

The summer issue of the Reed magazine was titled “Game On”, just right for summer break. Summer research students swarmed the chemistry department, bunching around benches and fume hoods, darting in and out of faculty offices, bunching again to each lunch and to … finish reading Alumni News from the Reed Magazine, June 2017

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Marilyn Olmstead ’65 to Deliver 2017 Tom Dunne Lecture

 U. California-Davis Prof. Emeritus Marilyn Olmstead ’65 will return to the Reed campus on Thursday, September 21 to deliver the 2017 Tom Dunne lecture (Bio 19, 4:15 pm, free, open to public). Her talk, “Fullerenes and Art,” will examine the … finish reading Marilyn Olmstead ’65 to Deliver 2017 Tom Dunne Lecture

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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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