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Leo Preston Vernon, Professor Emeritus, Passes Away at Age 84

Posted: Jun 29, 2010

Leo Vernon passed away on Tuesday morning June 8 in his home surrounded by his wife and children. He was 84 years old. Leo was born on October 10, 1925, in Roosevelt, Utah, to William Morley and Roseltha Bingham Vernon. He was the fourth of five children.

Academically Leo became interested in chemistry, and at BYU he studied chemistry until 1944 when he joined the U.S. Army and was trained as an X-Ray technician ...

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Dr. Douglas J. Henderson Awarded the Title “Doctor Honoris Causa” (Honored Doctor) of the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Posted: May 10, 2010

Dr Douglas J Henderson has been awarded the title “Doctor honoris causa” (honored doctor) of the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics (ICMP) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. 

According to a letter from the ICMP Dr. Henderson was awarded this honorary degree for “outstanding contribution to the statistical theory of liquid state of matter, for [his] role in the development of statistical physics and in the strengthening of scientific ties between the North ...

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Barbara Hinshaw Retires After 27 Years at BYU

Posted: May 04, 2010

Barbara C. Hinshaw retired from Brigham Young University on May 1, 2010 after 27 years of dedicated service to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Over the course of her career, Barbara has taught approximately 10,000 students, often with the help of able student instructors.    

Barbara began work at BYU in 1983 as a research assistant in the laboratory of Roland K. Robins.  A year later she was hired as an assistant manager of ...

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Dr. Reed M. Izatt Receives 2010 Special Recognition Award

Posted: Mar 11, 2010

Dr Reed M Izatt was selected as a recipient for the 2010 Special Recognition Award from the Brigham Young University Emeriti Alumni Association. The award was presented to him at an awards ceremony and luncheon Saturday March 6, 2010, by Stanley Peterson, President of the Association.

Each year the Emeriti Alumni Association honors outstanding alumni for their achievements, leadership, and service. The program for the awards ceremony included the following information about Dr. Izatt:

“Reed ...

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H. Smith Broadbent, Professor Emeritus, Passes Away at Age 89

Posted: Jan 27, 2010

Hyrum Smith Broadbent passed away on January 19, 2010 in Provo, UT.

He was born in Snowflake, Arizona on July 21, 1920, and was the eldest son of Hyrum Broadbent and Lorana Smith. Dr. Broadbent received his early education in Snowflake schools, then attended Brigham Young University, graduating with a B.S. degree in chemistry and mathematics in 1942. He married Katherine Mary Miller in the Salt Lake Temple on September 9, 1942, departing immediately ...

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Interview with Professor Emeritus Morris J. Robins in Highlights in Chemical Science journal

Posted: Oct 07, 2009

Dr Morris J Robins, emeritus BYU professor, encourages young people to pursue their interests with patience and vigor in an interview for the Highlights in Chemical Science Journal:  "I would advise young people to find out what they are really interested in, what they can be patient about pursuing, and then become immersed in it. They should understand it and go beyond where most people are willing to go. I was able to make discoveries ...

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Dr. Henderson Granted Membership into Royal Society of Chemistry

Posted: Apr 28, 2009

A letter requesting he apply for membership to the Royal Society of Chemistry came as a surprise to Dr. Douglas J. Henderson, he said, especially because the President of the society, C. David Garner, offered to be his endorsement. Generally, those interested in membership submit an application and wait months to hear whether they’ve been accepted or not. Dr. Henderson suspects he was selected because he has published in the society’s journals. As ...

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