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May 14, 2021
UCLA organic chemists have launched virtual reality resources that they hope will make learning organic chemistry more engaging for students, allowing them to interact with 3D molecular models.
 
Caroline C. Cram
May 13, 2021
We are sad to report that Caroline Cram, widow of Professor Donald Cram, and longtime supporter of the department, passed away on March 12, 2021. 
Professor Thomas Mason
May 7, 2021

Chemist and physicist Professor Thomas Mason is one of five scientists from around the nation selected as a 2021 Fellow of the Society of Rheology (SOR).  

2021 Undergraduate departmental awards
May 6, 2021
Each year we recognize our undergraduate students with departmental awards for their accomplishments in academics and in research.
 
Professor Hosea Nelson
May 5, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Hosea Nelson on his promotion to associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2021.

Professor Anastassia Alexandrova
Apr 30, 2021
A paper written by graduate students as the final project for Professor Anastassia Alexandrova’s 2020 “Computational Methods for Chemists” class (Chem 126/226) was recently published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
 
Samantha Theresa Mensah
Apr 30, 2021

PhD student Samantha Mensah (Andrews/P Weiss labs) has been selected by the UCLA Academic Senate for the 2021 Graduate Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Award. 

Samantha Vi-Tang
Apr 30, 2021
Undergraduate researcher Samantha “Sam” Vi-Tang (Kaner group) is one of two UCLA students selected as 2021-2022 Beckman Scholars.  
 
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Apr 29, 2021
Postdoctoral Scholars Lucía Fernandez-del-Rio (Catherine Clarke group) and Zipeng Zhao (Yu Huang and Xiaofeng Duan groups) receive the 2021 UCLA Chancellor's $7,500 Awards for Postdoctoral Research.  
 
Emily Carter
Apr 26, 2021
The American Chemical Society (ACS) paid tribute to the accomplishments of UCLA’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Professor Emily Carter in a special issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry.
 

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