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It's that time for chemistry students to submit their applications for the Zaida C. Morales-Martinez and Howard E. Moore Chemistry Award. The deadline for submission is March 6, 2017. Please click above for more details.

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We have just been notified that our own professor Francisco Fernandez-Lima has been awarded a NSF Career Award. The project is entitled: "CAREER: Development of Gas-phase, Post-ionization Structural Tools for the Study of DNA-protein Complexes," This is indeed an achievement. Congratulations to Professor Fernandez-Lima

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Organometallic chemist honored for his efforts to activate carbon-hydrogen bonds. Robert Bergman has won the 2017 Wolf Prize in Chemistry. Bergman is the Gerald E.K. Branch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. The prize is given out by the Israel-based Wolf Foundation to honor achievements in medicine, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and the arts. Professor Bergman was also the Ph.D. mentor of our own Konstantinos Kavallieratos.

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The nuclear scholarships and fellowship applications; the homeland security internship; postdoc opportunities,and several others become due within the next 2 to 4 weeks. Please click on this news item or on the "opportunities tab" on the yellow band on this web page to find out more.

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Congratulations to the MMC student ACS chapter, and to its advisors, Uma Swamy and Jonng-ho Moon for earning an Outstanding award for its activities conducted during the 2015-2016 academic year! In addition the MMC student ACS chapter was also conferred with the green chemistry award. The award winning chapters will be honored at the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017.

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Drs. Evgen Govor and Raphael Raptis in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, FIU, along with collaborators in Athens (Greece) and Oxford (U.K.) have discovered the first example of a multinuclear complex undergoing a high-spin (H) to low-spin (L) conversion upon an one-electron reduction.

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Jill Beaver, receiving a Ph.D. in Biochemistry under Professor Yuan Liu's guidance will also be recognized as a World's Ahead student at the Commencement Ceremonies to be held at 10 am on 12/12/2016. Congratulations!

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The Department of Homeland Security, and others have available opportunities for undergraduates available for the Summer. Additionally FIU Nuclear Fellowship Program has various opportunities for graduate students both incoming to FIU and current FIU students. Do not miss these opportunities!

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Professor Fenfei Leng led a group which has recently synthesized a type of novel fluorescently labeled circular DNA molecules to study DNA topology and topoisomerases by fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). The research article was published at Scientific Reports on October 31, 2016. The first author, Maxwell Gu, is a high school senior at American Heritage High School

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Recognized for Outstanding Contribution in Teaching was Sandra Stoyanovic; for Outstanding Contribution in Research were: Rudolf Jaffe, Yuan Liu, Alexander Mebel, and Yi Xiao; for Outstanding Contribution in Service were Milagros Delgado, Konstantinos Kavallieratos, and Kathleen Rein

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