To honor his former mentor, Chemistry alum Dennis Beetham and his wife, Janet, have donated $1 million to the University of Oregon to launch the John Keana Graduate Student Fellowship Fund.
Mr. Beetham, one of the first students to do research in the Keana lab, received his Masters in Chemistry from the UO in 1967
Read about this remarkable gift in AroundtheO
Dr. Levi received his B.S. in biochemistry from the UO, and did his undergraduate research in Tom Steven’s lab. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Stanford University.
He is currently an assistant investigator in Applied Genomics at the Allen Institute for Brain Science.
Catch up with Dr. Levi and learn about his research at http://bit.ly/2nV3LMe
David Kuninger, class of ’92, was the featured speaker for the first in a series of neurobiology webinars hosted in partnership between Thermo Fisher Scientific and LabRoots.
The Skanner News interviewed University of Oregon alum Ann Oluloro as she is preparing to graduate from OHSU and begin a residency in a Buffalo. Ann earned her B.S. degree from the UO in 2012 with a double-major in biochemistry and biology, and a minor in business administration.
Read the article at http://bit.ly/2oFxXez
Dr. Fei Mao (PhD, class of 1990) will give a talk on Wednesday, April 12, at 3:00 PM in the Giustina Ballroom of the Ford Alumni Center. His talk, titled “Learning from Experiences,” will focus on professional development and career paths outside of academia.
Dr. Mao is visiting campus as part of the UO Graduate School’s Distinguished Alumni Speaker program.
Paulo Schirch, class of 1981, reports that he retired in 2013 after 25 years with Solvay. At the time of his retirement, Dr. Schirch was president of the company’s South America division. Currently he is serving as a Board Member of Peroxidos do Brasil and at the Brazilian Chemical Association (ABIQUIM).
Dr. Schirch received his Ph.D. under the supervision of Virgil Boekelheide, and did his postdoctoral work at Ohio State University.
UO Chemistry and Biochemistry alum Mike Taylor was selected for the 2017 panel that will judge an international design competition highlighting achievement in the use of natural wood veneer products.
Taylor, the CEO of States Industries in Eugene, OR, earned his BS in Chemistry in 1994 and MBA through UO’s Lundquist College of Business in 2005.
Read more at http://bit.ly/2l5816X
Dr. Thale Jarvis has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer at Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology. Dr. Jarvis earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Oregon (Class of ’89).
Read more about Dr. Jarvis’ career at http://bit.ly/2jqjeQq
Veteran FBI agent Julia Cowley spoke about her experience in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit at Westfield State University in Massachusettes this past October. Her lecture was hosted by WSU departments of psychology and criminal justice.
Ms. Cowley graduated from the University of Oregon in 1993 with a B.S. in Chemistry.
Read more at MassLive.com
Read about his energy-related research at http://bit.ly/2dPULzA