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William Jones Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to William D. Jones, Charles F. Houghton Professor of Chemistry, on his election to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Bill is an exemplary teacher and mentor, an eminent scholar, and a fantastic colleague. I speak for the entire chemistry department when I say we are delighted that Bill was recognized for his research excellence by his election into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. "
Professor Todd Krauss, Chair of the Department of Chemistry

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Chemistry Welcomes Dr. Courtney Stanford

June 11, 2021

Courtney Stanford, Assistant Professor of Teaching, will officially join the UR Department of C ...

David Vargas Wins 2021 Merck Research Award for Underrepresented Chemists of Color

May 19, 2021

Congratulations to David Vargas (Fasan Group) on being selected as the winner of the 2021 Merck Rese ...

Michael Klaczko Wins 2021 Art of Science Competition

May 11, 2021

Congratulations to Michael Klaczko, one of our 3rd year PhD candidates in the McGrath Lab, for winni ...

2021 Undergraduate Chemistry Awards

May 5, 2021

Several of our outstanding chemistry majors have won awards from the Chemistry Department, the Ameri ...

William Jones Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 23, 2021

William D. Jones, Charles F. Houghton Professor of Chemistry, has been elected to membership in the ...

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From research opportunities to coursework, undergraduate students can make the most of the summer semester at Rochester.

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CBI Training Program

Graduate students in the chemical and biological sciences at Rochester have the opportunity to participate in the NIH-funded Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Training Program. Thirty faculty members from six departments and programs in AS&E and SMD serve as mentors to students participating in the program.

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Chemistry Stockroom Hours - Covid Update

To comply with Covid-19 startup rules, the stockroom will have limited access for other departments. The stockroom will be open Tuesday and Thursday between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Please call Paul Liberatore at (585) 275-4237 to schedule a time to come.

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