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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 ...
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.
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.
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:
Posted: Jan 27, 2010
Hyrum Smith Broadbent passed away on January 19, 2010 in Provo, UT.
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 ...
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 ...