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Prof. Jeffrey Hansen Honored for Research and Collaborations with Students

October 1, 2002

October 1, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - Jeffrey A. Hansen, assistant professor of chemistry at DePauw and 1986 graduate of the University, was honored and made a presentation at the second annual Symposium for Excellence in Undergraduate Chemical Research, September 28 in Bloomington, Indiana. Dr. Hansen was among seven faculty members from across the Midwest who were honored for their research contributions as well as for their important work as mentors who encourage students to pursue careers in science. He also presented a seminar entitled, "Steroselective Epoxidation of Hydroxy Ketones," and was accompanied by DePauw senior Julie Green (Hansen is in back row, 3rd from the left in photo).

The symposium was sponsored by the department of chemistry at Indiana University in Bloomington. The speakers shared their research results and insights with an audience of about 60 visitors, faculty, and students. The event concluded with a dinner banquet and awards ceremony. “This year's honorees have maintained the standard of excellence established by last years awardees," noted IU professor and symposium organizer P. Andrew Evans. "Most of us, graduate students and faculty alike, had our first research experience in undergraduate laboratories like these. It's only fitting that we recognize these faculty and the important work they do.”

Dr. Richard D. DiMarchi, group vice president of research at Eli Lilly and Company, gave the symposium's keynote address, "Drug Discovery in the Era of Genetic Information."

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