Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to Dmitry Liskin, who defended his Ph.D. work “Oxidative Difunctionalizations of Alkenes” on August 10. Dmitry was a student in Professor Forrest Michael’s laboratory for the past five years. He now has a chemistry lecturer position at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Congratulations to Jin Chen and Alicia McGhee for receiving the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for the 2009/2010 academic year.  This award is based on reliability, initiative, scientific preparedness in meeting the duties of a Teaching Assistant in addition to nominations from undergraduates throughout the year.