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The Department of Chemistry warmly welcomes Vicki Leigh Colvin to the department as a colleague and to Brown as the 12th provost. 

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On May 6, 2014, the department gathered to celebrate this past year's accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff. The celebration began with conferral of undergraduate and graduate student awards followed by a reception.

Congratulations to all students who received awards.

Undergraduate Awards

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The Dean of the College is pleased to announce that the 2014 Karen T. Romer Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring has been awarded Amit Basu, Associate Professor from the Department of Chemistry, and Joan Richards, Professor from the Department of History. The Romer Advising Prize is presented each year to two faculty members who have demonstrated extraordinary care in attending to the academic and personal needs of undergraduate students.

The Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad is a scholarship set up by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to honor overseas Chinese students with outstanding academic accomplishments. Established in 2003, this award is developed to encourage research excellence and to recognize the achievements among Chinese students abroad. This award includes a 6,000-U.S.-dollar prize and a CSC-issued certificate. Recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony in May.

Congratulations Huiyuan!

Marius Draeger, Rebecca Mason, Laura Perille and Steven Swarbrick will teach at Wheaton College in 2014-15, through the Graduate School’s partnership with the Norton, Massachusetts, college.  As Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellows, the doctoral students will exercise the teaching skills modeled and cultivated at the University while experiencing faculty life at a liberal arts college.

The Teaching and Advising Awards are hosted by the Academics and Administrative Affairs (AAA) committee of the Undergraduate Council of Students. Every year, the committee solicits nominations from the undergraduate student body via an all campus email for professors and teaching assistants who've demonstrated an outstanding commitment to student advising and mentorship.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers as recipients of the 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.  

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Graphene, a sheet of carbon one atom thick, may soon have a new nanomaterial partner. In the lab and on supercomputers, chemical engineers have determined that a unique arrangement of 36 boron atoms in a flat disc with a hexagonal hole in the middle may be the preferred building blocks for “borophene.”

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The January 2014 issue of the Journal of Organometallic Polymers and Materials has been released In Memory of Dr. Dwight A. Sweigart. This issue features an introduction written by two of Dwight's former doctoral students, Robert Pike (Floyd D. Gottwald Professor of Chemistry at The College of William and Mary) and Ephraim Honig (Chief Operating Officer at Strem Chemicals, Inc.) and contains numerous articles by Dwight's former students and colleagues.