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Dr. K. Leroi Nelson writes an article for the Ensign

Posted: Sep 24, 2014

Dr. K. LeRoi Nelson, a professor emeritus of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, recently wrote an article for the October 2014 issue of the Ensign

Please go to this link to read the article.

Dr. Nelson received a BS degree in Chemistry at Utah State University in 1948 and a PhD in Organic Chemistry at Purdue University in 1952.  In 1956, he began his ...

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Farewell to Edward G. Paul

Posted: Sep 05, 2014

Edward G. Paul, professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Brigham Young University, passed away on August 29, 2014. He was a longtime faculty member at BYU and will be missed.

His obituary can be read at:

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John Lamb Distinguished Faculty Lecture: "All Ye Need to Know"

Posted: Jun 11, 2014

Dr. Lamb speaks in university-wide forum about attaining knowledge throughout life.

Read the full article here.

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Dr. Boerio-Goates presents "Last Lecture" at Homecoming Social

Posted: Nov 15, 2013

Dr. Juliana Boerio-Goates retired from Brigham Young University on July 1, 2013 after 35 years of service. She was honored at the Homecoming Alumni Dinner and Fall Social where she gave a "Last Lecture".

All department alumni, faculty, staff, emeritus faculty and retirees were invited to attend the dinner and lecture honoring Dr. Boerio-Goates. There were about 120 people in attendance.

After arriving at the Benson Building, attendees enjoyed a dinner provided by BYU Catering ...

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Science Meets Survivor

Posted: Nov 19, 2012

The same organization famous for bringing boys into the wild will now be bringing boys into the lab.                              

Under the direction of other scouting volunteers tasked with developing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Lee Hansen, a retired chemistry professor, and his daughter, Thea Buell, have volunteered to write articles for BSA’s magazine,Boys' Life.

The purpose of the STEM program in BSA is to ...

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Homecoming Alumni Dinner and Fall Social to take place Friday, Oct. 12

Posted: Oct 03, 2012

All alumni, faculty, staff, emeritus and their partners of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are invited to attend the 2012 annual Homecoming Alumni Dinner and fall social on Friday, Oct. 12. Please RSVP to Peggy Erickson at (801)422-6269 by October 8.

The evening will begin in W170 of the Ezra Taft Benson Building at 6 p.m. with a reception and dinner, followed by the recognition of Dr. Reed M. Izatt, an emeritus ...

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John Harvey Mangum, 1933-2012

Posted: Jul 18, 2012

John Harvey (J. H.) Mangum (aged 79), beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away in Orem, Utah, on July 14, 2012 after a long illness.

He was born April 16, 1933, to Milton and Vera Thomson Mangum, in Rexburg, Madison Co., Idaho. He joined three sisters, Marjorie, Adele and Lois. Another sister, Virginia, died shortly after birth. He spent his early years in Rexburg. The family moved to Logan, Utah for his father to ...

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Nelson Kent Dalley, 1935-2012

Posted: Jul 09, 2012

Nelson Kent Dalley peacefully left this life on Friday the 29th of June, 2012. Speaking on his behalf, I (Jane) would like to share a sketch of his life.

The time has come for me to leave this interesting and beautiful world. Let me share with you a little about me now that I have, so to speak, come and gone. On February 21, 1935, I was born in Pontiac, Michigan to Stanley and Lenore ...

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