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.
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.