Monthly Archives: December 2013

Chair’s Greeting

IMG_0014Dear Alumni, Staff and Friends of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,

The semester break provided a welcome opportunity for me to reflect on the completion of my first semester as Chair, and to anticipate another very active semester in the Department. This year, recruiting new faculty for chemistry and biochemistry, with excellence in research and teaching, is a top departmental priority. Providing students with opportunities for professional development and preparation for life beyond graduation is another important goal. We are increasing the effectiveness of our instructional programs with more active-learning content and updated laboratory curricula. We are working closely with the University to improve our facilities and finding ways to provide our students with the state-of-the-art classrooms and advanced instrumentation they so deserve. Continue reading