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Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame 2014

The College of Arts and Sciences inducted six new members into its Hall of Fame Oct. 10, 2014, with a ceremony at the Singletary Center for the Arts, bringing the current totals to 38 alumni and 13 emeritus faculty A&S Hall of Fame members.

2014 Alumni Inductees:

Ethelee Davidson Baxter

Robert Straus Lipman

Jill M. Rappis

George H. Scherr

2014 Emeriti Faculty Inductees:

George C. Herring

Keith B. MacAdam

View their Hall of Fame videos here: as.uky.edu/celebrates-new-hall-fame-members

New Beginnings: Chemistry Alumni Board

In 2013, a group of Chemistry Department faculty, students and alumni met to discuss reviving the department's newsletter, and an outgrowth of that effort to re-establish communications among current and future alumni was the Chemistry Alumni Board (CAB) which held its organizational meeting on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

New Faculty 2014: Meet Chad Risko

The Department of Chemistry is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Chad Risko to its faculty! This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

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UK Offers a Sweet Lesson in Candy Chemistry

Trick or treat! The Department of Chemistry is offering local children a sugar-coated chemistry lesson a full week before Halloween.

New Faculty 2014: Meet Peter Kekenes-Huskey

The Department of Chemistry is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Peter Kekenes-Huskey to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.

 

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

 

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UK Chemists Tackle Battery Overcharge Problem

Research from the Department of Chemistry will help batteries resist overcharging, improving the safety of electronics from cell phones to airplanes.

Chemistry's John Anthony Named ACS Editor's Choice

A paper by John Anthony, professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry and faculty member of the Center for Applied Energy Research, has been recognized as the American Chemical Society's Editors' Choice.

New Faculty 2014: Meet Kenneth Graham

The Department of Chemistry is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Kenneth Graham to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.

 

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

 

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Butterfield to Receive Mentoring Excellence Award from Major National Society

Allan Butterfield will be receiving the Society of Free Radical Biology and Medicine’s Mentoring Excellence Award at the society's national conference in Seattle, Nov. 19-23.

A&S Hall of Fame 2014 - Dr. George H. Scherr

George H. Scherr is a bacteriologist, researcher and inventor, currently residing in Highland Park, Ill. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Queen’s College in 1941 – majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry – and studied chemistry at Princeton University before pursuing graduate study at the University of Kentucky. Scherr graduated from UK with a master’s degree in 1949 and a doctorate in 1951 in microbiology, focusing on bacteriology and cytogenetics.

Before receiving his graduate degrees, Scherr worked as a bacteriologist and researcher for the New York City Department of Health, the U.S. Civil Service Commission and the Biological Warfare Service. Following the completion of his doctorate, he served as an assistant professor of microbiology at the Creighton University School of Medicine and as an associate professor of bacteriology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Much of Scherr’s research has been dedicated to developing methods for stopping life-threatening infections.Through experiments with silver nitrate and sodium alginate, Scherr was able to create the royal silver alginate bandage, a wound dressing that keeps lesions sterile and prevents bacteria from multiplying. He gave the rights to his discovery to three companies – one in the US, one in Ireland and one in India – allowing this important infection-fighting tool to reach virtually all corners of the globe.

 

 

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