The seventh annual UNL Staff Art Show features the work of 18 UNL employees including a staff member from the UNL Chemistry Department, Deanna Larson! Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.
UNL Chemistry Research Professors Featured in ACS Publications
The research works of Dr. Robert Powers and Dr. Eric Dodds and their collaborative partners have recently been featured in ACS Publications. Their research demonstrates that urinary metabolites have significant promise for monitoring disease-progression, and response to treatment in MS patients. NMR analysis of urine permitted the identification of metabolites that differentiate experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)-mice (prototypic disease model for MS) from healthy and MS drug-treated EAE mice. Congratulations on this great achievement!
Congratulation to Greg Trieger for winning fifth place at the American Chemistry Society's Speak Simply Undergraduate Research Poster Contest with his project "Novel Method for the Fluorination of Electron Rich Rings." The contest took place at the 245th American Chemical Society National Convention in New Orleans this past April. Greg Trieger was a 2011 Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program alum from Dr. Stephen DiMagno’s research lab. Great job Greg! The entire UNL Department of Chemistry is very proud of your accomplishments!
UNL’s Chemistry Department would like to congratulate the following graduates: Brandon Burnett (Ph.D), Socrates Canete (Ph.D), Haemi Chung (Ph.D), Jennifer Copeland (Ph.D), Christopher Frey (Ph.D), Jennifer Gerasimov (Ph.D), Paul Goodman (Ph.D), Jaime Stark (Ph.D), Shri Harsha Uppalari (Ph.D), Jun Zhou (Ph.D), Stephen Wright (MS), Daniel Boadwine (BS), Joshua Bollman (BS), Robert Denton (BS), Scott Evans (BS), Shawn Fredstrom (BA), Brandon Griess (BA), Mahli Hartmann (BA), Aaron Lindstrom (BS), Elizabeth Needels (BS), Sahn Tan Nguyen (BS), Mason Niemeyer (BA), Sara Petska (BA), Michael Stewart (BA), and Bryce Walker (BA).
Congratulations on a job well done. We are all very proud of your accomplishments. Good luck on all your future endeavors!
Congratulations to the following Chemistry faculty for their recent promotions:
Ron Cerny was promoted to Research Full Professor and Robert Powers and Liangcheng Du were promoted to Full Professors. Please email or stop by and congratulate them!
Dr. Clifford Stains has just been given the Layman Seed and New Directions award for his application entitled "Quantification of Metastatic Signaling Using Protein Kinase Activity Sensors" with a funding period of June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014.
He was one of 18 selected out of an applicant pool of 47. Congratulations Dr. Stains!
The seventh annual UNL Staff Art Show is on display through April 12 in the Nebraska Union Rotunda Gallery.
The exhibit features the work of 18 UNL employees including a staff member from the UNL Chemistry Department, Deanna Larson!
A First Friday reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. April 5 in the gallery.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Please help us congratulate UNL chemistry student, Emily Snell, for being accepted as a member of the Dean’s Scholar Society. Along with the membership to the Dean’s Society, Snell will receive a $500 scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The Dean’s Scholar Society is a group of students from the College of Arts and Science who have demonstrated excellence in scholarly activities and campus leadership. Again, congratulations to Emily Snell for her outstanding accomplishments and this great honor!
Congratulations to Dodie Eveleth, Business Manager for the Department of Chemistry, for being awarded the UAAD, Carl A. Donaldson Award for Excellence in Management. This award is given to individuals who have demonstrated 1) superior planning, decision-making, and organizational skills; 2) promoted a teamwork attitude; 3) displayed a commitment to self-development and professional growth; 4) supported subordinates' personal and professional development by providing educational opportunities and fair evaluations. Along with this great honor, Dodie will receive a $1,000 stipend and a one-year membership to UAAD. Again congratulations Dodie for this amazing honor!
A computational study by Xiao Cheng Zeng and his lab has found that CO can surprisingly provide a cocatalytic
assist to gold nanoclusters during oxidation reactions. This self-oxidation mechanism reveals a new twist to how gold functions as a catalyst. Read more about Dr. Zeng’s exciting research in C&EN.
Congratulations to Eric Malina, Stephen DiMagno, Eric Dodds, Neil Lawrence, Jamie Stark and Manashi Chatterjee for receiving the "Certificate of Recognition for Contribution to Students" at the 25th annual UNL Parents Recognition Ceremony. Again, congratulations from the UNL Chemistry Department!
Director of the UNL Chemistry Research Instrument Facility, Martha Morton, is featured in the latest issue of Chem. & Eng. News (February 4th, p 18-19). The article details how the helium shortage cost the department big bucks, to the tune of $500,000. Check out the article to see what they say about the future of helium. Great article Dr. Morton!
Congratulations to Mike Cook, UNL Chemistry Department's Purchasing Manager and Buyer, for winning the 2013 Board of Regents Kudos Award. He will be honored at the Board of Regents Meeting on Friday, March 15.
Mike, your efforts to support the Department over the years have made a real difference and are appreciated by all in Hamilton Hall. Thank you for all you do!
We would like to congratulate Kate Shaner, Chemistry Department Financial Manager, for winning this month’s Applause Award from the College of Arts and Sciences.
The APPLAUSE Program is an employee recognition program designed to highlight a staff member’s innovative ideas, their consistently outstanding performance, or their service above and beyond the call of duty. Congratulations Kate! We are all very proud of you!
Congratulations to Dr. Gerard Harbison, Dr. David Hage, and Dr. James Carr for their most recent textbook publications. Dr. Gerard Harbison just finished writing a comprehensive biophysical chemistry textbook for chemistry and biochemistry undergraduates. The textbook is the 5th edition of the bestselling Physical Chemistry: Principles and Applications in Biological Sciences with Mastering Chemistry. Dr. Harbison signed with Pearson Education, Inc. and his textbook hit the presses this November just in time for the spring semester.
Dr. David Hage and Dr. James Carr have also signed with Pearson and have come out with a textbook titled “Analytical Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis.” This book is written for college undergraduate students who are taking a chemistry course in quantitative analysis and analytical chemistry such as our CHEM 221 course at UNL.
"Nebraska Ice" is the discovery that just keeps on giving for chemist Xiao Cheng Zeng and his research team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The article details three separate discoveries made in a series of computer experiments.
UNL's Nanoscience Center is featured online in Science 360. The video describes how the Center will aid research, innovation, and the local Lincoln economy.
Attention all students! As of January 2nd, the Resource Center will be temporarily located in the basement of Hamilton Hall in rooms 17 and 18. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Resource Center at (402)-472-3514. Thank you!
Jonathan Skean, an electronics technician in the Department of Chemistry, is retiring in December after 32 years working at UNL. For the past three decades, Skean has assisted chemistry researchers with maintenance, repair and creation of numerous scientific instruments.
For the eleventh consecutive year the Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Council (RPSC) presented the Young Investigator Awards to three promising young scientists. RPSC selected Kiel Neumann as the 3rd Place winner for his outstanding paper. Neumann's paper was on "Statistical new rapid fluorination process for the production of carrier free-F-18 6-[18F] FDA and 6-[18F]-L-DOPA." Congratulations Kiel!
Congratulations to Dr. Griep and his lab for their most recent publication in ACS’s Journal of Chemical Education. Dr. Griep’s article explores an innovative teaching technique that uses movies and movie clips to captivate the attention of students. The results of Dr. Griep’s study establishes a set of criteria for choosing clips from feature films that chemistry instructors can use to grab the student’s attention and maximize learning.
The Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present a NanoScience Cafe at The Mill-Downtown, 800 P St., at 7 p.m. Nov. 15. UNL chemistry professor Jody Redepenning will talk about discoveries in composite biomaterials leading to hard tissue replacement for injured soldiers and others. The talk is free and suitable for a general audience.
"A Professor's Guide to Harry Potter's Chemistry" featuring Dr. Rebecca Lai will be presented at 7pm Oct. 11 in Hamilton 548. Topics covered will include the chemistry of gold, the sorcerer's stone and the elixir of life.
Craig J Eckhardt - 45
Catherine A Shaner - 35
Gerard Harbison - 20
Andrzej Rajca - 20
Suchada Rajca - 20
Jane Langan - 15
Sara BG Basiaga - 10
Rebecca Y Lai - 5
Eric G Malina - 5
Congratulations to Dr. Marilyne Stains! She is featured as the evaluator of the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop in Chemical & Engineering News this week.
Congratulations to the faculty and staff who worked on securing these grants.
Funding Agency: National Institutes of General Medical Sciences
Title: Nebraska Center for Virology – COBRE Phase III
PI: Dr. Charles Wood, SBS
Co-PI: Dr. Ron Cerny
Funding Agency: UNL Nebraska Research Initiative
Title: Biosynthesis and Mode of Action of WAP-8294A, New Anti-Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Antibotics
PI: Dr. Liangcheng Du
Co-PI: Dr. Paul Fey, UNMC
Funding Agency: UNL Life Sciences Enhancing Interdisciplinary Program
Title: Fatty acid analogs as novel therapeutic agents for pathogenic mycobacteria
PI: Dr. Patrick Dussault
Co-PIs: Dr. Robert Powers (Chemistry); Dr. Ken Nickerson (SBS); and Dr. Raul Barletta (Vet Sciences)
Funding Agency: NSF EPSCoR Interdisciplinary RII Program
Title: Modification of Nanobodies with Methylene Blue labels
PI: Dr. Rebeca Lai
Funding Agency: UNL Kelly Fund
Title: Enhancing Chemistry Faculty’s Awareness and Implementation of Research-Based Instructional Practices
PI: Dr. Marilyne Stains
Funding Agency: UNL Nebraska Research Initiative
Title: Giant Supramolecular Crystals for Organic Electronics Applications
PI: Dr. Li Tan, Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Co-PI: Dr. Xiao Zeng