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June 13, 2017

Mike Pluth selected for Faculty Excellence Award

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty  Mike Pluth is among the 16 faculty members selected for the prestigious Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards.

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June 7, 2017

ACS Honors Geri Richmond with 2018 Priestley Medal

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry’s Geri Richmond has been selected to receive the American Chemical Society’s highest honor in recognition of her research and global outreach.
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May 16, 2017

Mike Harms Quoted in article about Ancient Proteins

UO faculty Michael Harms is interviewed for an article in The Scientist on how ancient protiens might play a role in protecting plants from viral infection.

Read more: Ancient Protein Helps E. coli Thwart Viral Attack

May 11, 2017

Geri Richmond Quoted as NSB Reviews Next Edition of S&E Indicators

Geri Richmond is quoted in article on National Science Board’s review of the next edition of Science & Engineering Indicators.

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May 9, 2017

Creating Nanomaterials through Sustainable Design – Hutchison Hosts ACS Webinar

UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Jim Hutchison will host an  ACS webinar on how to Create nanomaterials through sustainable design.

Nanomaterial Design Guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry

Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 2-3pm ET

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May 5, 2017

Science, Engineering and Health Ph.D.s: Where Are They Now? – Geri Richmond Quoted in Inside Higher Ed Article

Geri_Richmond&studentsUO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Geri Richmond is quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article about Science, Engineering and Health Ph.D.s career paths.

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May 4, 2017

Jeff Cina speaks at March for Science

In response to a call for a national Earth Day-2017 March for Science in Washington, DC and local Marches throughout the US, a 22-April-2017 rally was held on the UO’s Memorial Quadrangle, followed by a peaceful march to the Federal Building in downtown Eugene.  Organizations sponsoring this nationwide event included the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and many others.

The roughly two thousand marchers in Eugene heard speeches by LCC Physics Professor & Dean of Science, Paul Ruscher; UO Chemistry & Biochemistry Professor Jeffrey A. Cina; and US Representative Peter DeFazio.

Shown below is text of Professor Cina’s speech.

May 3, 2017

Daily Emerald’s Spotlight on Science interviews Michael Haley

The Emerald Podcast Network kicked off its new series, Spotlight on Science, by interviewing UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Michael Haley.  EPN’s Franklin Lewis chats with Prof. Haley about his research, his Boston terrier, and common misconceptions about organic chemistry.

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April 19, 2017

OEC Celebrates Scientists: Julie Haack, Green Chemistry


The Oregon Environmental Council recently profiled UO Chemsitry and Biochemistry faculty Julie Haack as part of their Scientists blog.  Read the blogpost at


In anticipation of the March for Science on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, the OEC is celebrating the many women and men who help innovate solutions to protect Oregon’s air, water and climate by sharing snapshots of a few scientists who help inform the OEC’s work.

April 12, 2017

Nanohoop trio makes molecular propeller: Jasti Lab in the News

UO Chemsitry and Biochemistry faculty Ramesh Jasti‘s research group has created a nanohoop propeller that demonstrates potential as a novel porous material.

Read the article in ChemistryWorld

Read their paper in Angewandte Chemie

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