If you missed the Wasserman Memorial Symposium in September, or would like to review what went on there, the website linked below provides a video for each speaker, both the scientific talks by Bruce Lipshutz, Brian Stoltz, John Wood, and Steven Wasserman, and the short talks about Harry by many others, including Elga, who passed away last week, and their children Dan, Diana, and Steven. There are links to other materials about this important figure in Yale’s chemical history, whom we would all be better for emulating. http://chem.yale.edu/HHW/
The Department of Chemistry and the Yale community are saddened by the loss of Professor Donald M. Crothers, Sterling Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, who passed on March 16 after a struggle with cancer. Known for his formidable intellect, impeccable judgment, inspirational teaching and mentorship, and selfless dedication to Yale and the broader community, Crothers was a member of the faculty since 1964 and served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry for four three year terms. For more details please click here.
The 2015 Yale Chemical Biology Symposium is being held on Friday, May 15 in SCL 110. For more information and online registration please visit chemicalbiologysymp.yale.edu
Congratulations to Professor Jonathan Ellman, who has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS). Members of the AAAS represent innovative thinkers in every field and profession, including more than 250 Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners. Ellman is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Pharmacology, and has been a member of the Yale faculty since 2010. Bravo!
The Chemistry Department is delighted to congratulate Professor Alanna Schepartz on the occasion of her being named the 2015-2016 recipient of the Wheland Award. The Wheland Award is administered by the University of Chicago, and is "presented biannually to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to chemistry." Previous recipients of the Wheland Award include an inspirational list of world leading colleagues, including several recipients of the the Nobel Prize. Click here to read the write-up in YaleNews.