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    UIC News: Cholesterol Activates Signaling Pathway That Promotes Cancer

    Jul 21, 2014
    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago describe a new role for cholesterol in the activation of a cellular signaling pathway that has been linked to cancer.


     
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    LAS Alumni Wins 2014 Golden Apple Award

    May 14, 2014
    LAS Alumni Melissa Talaber Matwyshyn (biological sciences and chemistry ‘04) has received a 2014 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.


     
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    LAS Alumna Finalist for 2014 Golden Apple Award

    May 06, 2014
    LAS Alumna Melissa Talaber Matwyshyn (biological sciences and chemistry ‘04) is a finalist for the 2014 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Education.


     
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    Seven LAS Faculty Members Receive 2014 Silver Circle Award for Teaching Excellence

    May 05, 2014
    Seven faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are among the recipients of a 2014 Silver Service Award, which recognizes overall teaching excellence and are chosen by graduating seniors.


     
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    UIC News Feature on New Science and Engineering Laboratories Building

    Apr 11, 2014
    UIC News has posted a feature on the new UIC’s Science and Engineering Laboratories building that houses the LAS Department of Chemistry’s undergraduate physical chemistry labs.


     
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    UIC News: UIC chemist awarded international sustainability grant

    Apr 11, 2014
    A University of Illinois at Chicago chemistry professor will lead the U.S. effort in a three-nation project to develop efficient catalytic methods that replace rare metals with abundant and inexpensive metals such as iron and copper.


     
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    LAS Students Among Recipients of Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships

    Jan 29, 2014
    Five LAS undergraduate students have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman scholarships to study abroad this spring.


     
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    Work by LAS Professor of Chemistry Featured in Chemical & Engineering News

    Jan 27, 2014
    New research by Vladimir Gevorgyan, LAS distinguished professor of chemistry, has been featured in Chemical & Engineering News.


     
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    Chemistry Alumnus Wins 2013 Graduate College Outstanding Thesis Award

    Dec 04, 2013
    Alumnus from the Department of Chemsitry doctoral program Jingwei Li has won the 2013 Graduate College Outstanding Thesis Award in the Engineering, Mathematics, & Physical Sciences Division for his thesis "Tandem Metathesis-Based Natural Product Synthesis and Synthesis of Cyclopropenes and Their Rearrangements."


     
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    Cheap Metals Can Be Used to Make Products from Petroleum

    Oct 28, 2013
    The ancient alchemists sought to transform base metals, like lead, into precious gold. Now a new process developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that base metals may be worth more than their weight in gold—as catalysts in the manufacture of countless products made from petroleum-based raw materials. The process was developed by Assistant Professor of Chemistry Neal Mankad and graduate student Thomas Mazzacano.


     
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    Outstanding University Scholars

    Oct 28, 2013
    The University Scholars award, now in its 29th year, is given to faculty members who have demonstrated superior performance in scholarly activities—both research and teaching—and show great promise for future achievements. Sponsored by the University Office of the President, the award includes $10,000 a year for three years. This year’s winners represent a wide range of disciplines and interests, from electrical engineering to high energy physics to theater. This year’s award winners from LAS are Nikos Varelas, professor of physics, and Donald Wink, professor of chemistry.


     
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    Research Looks Sharp with New Spectrometer

    Aug 14, 2013
    Researchers in chemistry, biology, drug development and materials science will use the new 750 Mhz solid-state NMR spectrometer to gather more information on molecular structure. The instrument, which is the newest addition to UIC’s array of high-tech research equipment, was installed this summer in the Center for Structural Biology.


     
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    Hanley Quoted in Medill Article

    Jun 10, 2013
    Medill Reports quoted Luke Hanley, professor and head of the Department of Chemistry, in a article on Nanophase Technologies Corp. breaking into the energy industry.


     
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    Assistant Professor of Chemistry Finds that Perfectly Doped Quantum Dots Yield Colors To Dye For

    May 15, 2013
    Preston Snee, assistant professor, and a team a researchers from the Department of Chemistry have found a way to introduce precisely four copper ions into quantum dots, tiny nanocrystals with extraordinary optical and electrical properties. The introduction of such ions opens up possibilities for fine-tuning the optical properties of the quantum dots and producing spectacular colors.


     
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    Critical Language Scholarship Recipients Announced for 2013 Summer Semester

    Apr 17, 2013
    Three LAS students have been awarded the Critical Languages Scholarship (CLS) by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


     
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    Cholesterol Helps Regulate Key Signaling Proteins in the Cell

    Dec 19, 2012
    Cholesterol plays a key role in regulating proteins involved in cell signaling and may be important to many other cell processes. The results of their study are reported in the journal Nature Communications. Wonhwa Cho, professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the principal investigator on the study.


     
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    Snee Receives Funding Through Seed Program

    Nov 14, 2012
    Preston Snee, assistant professor of chemistry, was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Petroleum Research Fund for his study on "Colloidal synthesis of zinc phosphide and tantalum oxynitride nanocrystals for Solar Energy Generation."


     
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    Chancellor's Discovery Fund Awardees in LAS

    Sep 07, 2012
    Among the recepients of the 2012 Chancellors Discovery Fund for Multidisciplinary Research were LAS faculty Jung-Hyun Min and Anjum Ansair.


     
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    New Science and Technology Building Announced: Construction to Begin Spring 2013

    Aug 30, 2012
    The 120,000 square foot ACTB will be home to faculty and researchers from the Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Biology and will provide laboratories, offices, conference rooms and a 100-seat auditorium. Immunology, orthopedics, laser dynamics, nanoscience and environmental science are just some of the areas in which the biologists, physicist and chemists will collaborate and innovate.