Last week, Professor Emeritus Al Padwa received the “100th Anniversary of Prof. A.N. Kost” Medal for Outstanding Achievements in Heterocyclic Chemistry from the International Scientific Partnership Foundation of the Lomonosov Moscow State University Mendelev Russian Chemical Society.
During the same week, the department celebrated the second Annual Padwa Lecture with a seminar by Dr. Sarah Reisman from the California Institute for Technology entitled “Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry they Inspire.” The Padwa Lecture is an annual lecture made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Padwa. The inaugural Padwa lecture took place in fall 2014. When selecting Padwa lecturers, the department gives preference to researchers in the field of organic chemistry.
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry Al Padwa established a lectureship, The Al Padwa Lecturer Fund, through a generous gift to the “MyEmory” campaign. Prof. Padwa joined the department as Timmie Professor in 1979. Explaining his decision to start the fund to MyEmory News, Prof. Padwa said: “The fronters of science are not just being challenged here at Emory. It is important for students to be able to see people from elsewhere and to pick up the enthusiasm and passion of very motivating speakers. I can’t think of a better way to reach out to new generations of students.”
The Atlanta Area Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Symposium was held at Emory University on December 7th, 2013. This networking event brought together graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from the greater Atlanta area with interests in biophysics, biological chemistry, bioengineering, and cell and molecular biology. Khalid Salaita, Laura Finzi (Emory physics), and JC Gumbart (GATech physics) organized the symposium.
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Joel Bowman is presenting the Robert S. Mulliken lecture at the University of Georgia.
Craig Hill has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science,and he has been elected this summer to Chair the National Science Foundation Workshop in Inorganic Chemistry for 2007-2009.
Congratulation to Dr. Al Padwa for his article “An Efficient Synthesis of (±)-Lycoricidine Featuring a Stille-IMDAF Cycloaddition Cascade,” published in Organic Letters and recognized as a Most Cited Article in 2006.
Padwa will be the keynote speaker for the 45th Annual MIKI Meeting at The University of Kansas April 13-15, 2007.