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804 Rayburn, Rm 116

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875 Perimeter Dr, MS 2343
Moscow, ID 83844-2343


Isaiah Gyan
Isaiah Gyan wins graduate student research competition with "GUITAR" poster
November 2, 2012
The COS 2012 Research Exhibition was held on Friday, November 2, 2012. Among the many participants, Isaiah's submission stood out and earned him a win.
» Read more about Isaiah's research
Student & Professor Provide Noteworthy Research
October 15, 2012
Synthesis and hybridization properties of modified oligonucleotides
Publication highlights graduate student, Mamta Kaura's, and Dr. Patrick Hrdlicka's study of the hybridization properties of oligonucleotides.
» Read about Mamta Kaura and Patrick Hrdlicka's research

Associate Professor Patrick J. Hrdlicka has received the President’s Mid-career Faculty Award. “This award was established in 2011-2012 to acknowledge faculty, usually during the early to middle stage of their career, who have demonstrated a commitment to outstanding scholarship, teaching and engagement. Recipients are considered to be among the university’s most gifted faculty members who continue to serve as a role model, a source of inspiration for students and whose scholarship or creative activities contributes to the intellectual development and lives in Idaho and globally”

When not teaching chemistry, Professor Emeritus Leszek Czuchajowski is also a poet. He is the author of seven books of poetry in English and several in Polish. In 2008 he was nominated Poet of the Year by the International Society of Poets and was inducted as International Poets of Merit and Honored Member of that Society. His poetry is also known and appreciated by his Organic chemistry students.

His books of poetry are in the collections of nearly 100 American University libraries: Poetry and Imaginations of my Days; Scattered Poems; Her Miniature; Eros Walks on the Campus; Diverse are the Ways of Love; Pharaohs, Women, and All Others; Chatting with Gods; Hello, Devil!

On May 4, 2011, Professor Leszek Czuchajowski (Les) became an associate member of the Academy of American Poets. He is one of a few if not the only organic chemist in this distinguished group of writers. Congratulations!

Nadine, winner of the ACS poetry contest.
UI Family Member Wins National Poetry Contest
May 9th , 2012
Nadine, daughter of Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Rahim, wins American Chemical Society poetry contest.
» Read more about Nadine and the contest.
Hrdlicka-Group Cover
The Journal of Organic Chemistry
January 6, 2012
The Hrdlicka group manuscript entitled “C2'-Pyrene-Functionalized Triazole-Linked DNA: Universal DNA/RNA Hybridization Probes” made the cover of the first 2012 issue of The Journal of Organic Chemistry.
Read the article
Dr. Richard V. Williams
Chemistry Professor Named ACS Fellow

Richard V. Williams, UI Professor of Chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

The ACS Fellows Program was created in 2008 “to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society.

The selection of ACS Fellows is based on documented excellence and leadership in BOTH of two areas:

  • Excellence and leadership that have a lasting beneficial impact in science, the profession, education, and/or management.
  • Volunteer service in the ACS Community resulting in significant enhancements to ACS programs, products, or services.

Professor Jean’ne Shreeve and Emeritus Professor Malcolm Renfrew were selected as ACS Fellows in 2010.