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  • F. Jon Kull ’88
    Dean of Graduate Studies and the Rodgers Professor of Chemistry
    Alma Mater: Dartmouth College

    Jon Kull’s college choices came down to Dartmouth, Harvard, Amherst, or Williams.

    “I remember visiting Dartmouth,” says Kull, who grew up in rural Pennsylvania. “I don’t think I even went on a campus tour. But I walked through Baker-Berry Library and that was it—my decision was made. It seemed like such a great...

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  • In a story about “chemophobia,” or the fear of chemicals, The Boston Globe highlights the research of Gordon Gribble, the Dartmouth Professor of Chemistry. Gribble, the Globe points out, says avoiding all products that contain chemicals is impossible.

    The article refers to Gribble’s research that focuses on the pesticides and fertilizers used in the agriculture industry. The chemicals, Gribble tells the Globe, are of...

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  • Joseph Blumberg

    Dartmouth researchers have taken an important step in the ongoing battle against secondhand tobacco smoke. They have pioneered the development of a breakthrough device that can immediately detect the presence of secondhand smoke and even thirdhand smoke.

    Smaller and lighter than a cellphone and about the size of a Matchbox car, the device uses polymer films to collect and measure nicotine in the air. A sensor chip then records the data on an SD memory...

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  • Joseph Blumberg

    With a pyrotechnic demonstration, Professor F. Jon Kull ’88 initiates students into the mysteries of chemistry while simultaneously engaging, educating, and entertaining them. Kull presented the show as part of “Biology/Chemistry 9,” a course he and Roger Sloboda teach that is a combination of introductory chemistry and biology. This is the second year they have taught the...

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  • Joseph Blumberg

    “You look at the material world and see objects and how you can use them. I look at the material world and see a fascinating hidden life which is within our control, if we can only understand how it works,” says Jane Lipson, the Albert W. Smith Professor of Chemistry at Dartmouth. Lipson looks at things from the point of view of both a chemist and a physicist. “What I do lies between the two sciences, and there is some...

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  • Bonnie Barber

    The graduate programs in Dartmouth’s departments of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics and astronomy have been awarded more than $2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education through the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program. These federal grants will fund 17 three-year graduate fellowships, supporting the training of top graduate students who demonstrate financial need and are pursuing doctoral degrees in...

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  • Bonnie Barber

    Michael Mastandunodean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth, has appointed Chemistry Professor F. Jon Kull ’88 to the position of dean of Graduate Studies. Kull, the inaugural holder of the Rodgers Professorship at Dartmouth College, began his three-year term this...

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  • Bob Ross, longtime department Chemical Hygiene Officer and Adjunct Professor, died on June 26, 2009. Bob's interests in NMR spectroscopy and the interface between chemistry and biology will be remembered; our NMR lab bears his name, as does the successful and ongoing Robert M. and Martha W. Ross Lectures series.

  • Paul Sylvernuse Veale Jr. professor and senior lecturer of organic chemistry died on May 28, 2009. Born in Chicopee, MA and raised in Springfield, MA, Paul called many places home in his lifetime. A graduate of Cathedral High School 1969, Paul started his college education at Assumption College; transferring after two years and graduating from Loyola University, LA with a degree in chemistry. Paul's Masters Degree was awarded to him by Mt. Holyoke College South Hadley, MA. After several...

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  • Walter H. Stockmayer, 90, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, died at his home in Norwich, VT, on May 9, 2004. Professor Stockmayer was an internationally known chemist and university teacher for 67 years. He is widely recognized as one of the pioneers in polymer science in the twentieth century. His specific interest was in theory and experiment for the structure and dynamics of polymer molecules, including various uses of the light scattering method....

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