After 43 years of dedicated service to the University as faculty member and administrator, Joseph Hornback retired in June 2012. He will be greatly missed, but we wish him well.
Continuing the long tradition of chemists serving as DU administrators, Andrei Kutateladze became Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics on July 1, 2012. He will continue his active research, but does not plan to teach scheduled courses while he is Dean.
We are fortunate to have two new faculty members joining the Department in Fall, 2012. Bryan Cowen is an organic chemistry. He comes to us from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he held a competitive National Institutes of Health postdoctoral research fellowship. His research interests include the development of enantioselective reagents for synthesis of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. Candace Kristensson has previously taught general and organic chemistry at Pacific Lutheran College and University of Washington at Tacoma. Her research interests include palladium-catalyzed organic synthesis and strategies to improve student learning. She will be teaching our Chem 100x series for non-science majors.