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Theresa Davenport, a senior biochemistry major took a field work in Archival Operations course over the Winterim semester. The students were tasked with sorting the papers from Dr. Frederick Garner Ranney, an archivist and historiographer of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. They organized the papers and artifacts by sender, chronologically and by type. The papers are a collection of materials relating to the Church of England in Colonial Maryland and its successor, the Episcopal Church in Maryland, dating back to the 1600s!!  

Biochemistry senior, Kennedy Akwo, is excited about his future career in pharmacy.  During his capstone, he researched the disparity in safety, efficacy and perception between brand name and generic drugs.  He presented his findings at the Fine School of the Sciences Poster Session.  Based on the various pharmacy schools that he was accepted to, Kennedy has chosen to attend Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy starting in Fall 2017.

Chemistry senior, Danielle Haynes (right) researched whether lab safety policies in university labs are effective.  She presented her finding at the Fine School of the Sciences Poster Session in December.  She is shown here with Catherine Llanos (Chem '16, Forensic Sciences MS '17).

The Department of Chemistry is very excited to start the 2017 Spring Semester! Welcome to our new students and welcome back to our returning students!  All students are invited to a Chemistry Meet and Greet on the January 30th 1-2 PM in S124A. 

Dr. George Lauterbach, who teaches in our General Chemistry sequence often spends the beginning of January in Mexico and enjoys birdwatching.  He sent us a picture of a beautiful rose-throated becard he saw in Puerto Vallarta. 
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