Published: November 04, 2019

The University of Tampa’s Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics has been awarded a Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. This award allows UT to invite a leading researcher to campus and present two lectures: one geared to the general public and one technical lecture geared toward the science community.


The University of Tampa’s Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics has been awarded a Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.

As such, Joseph Francisco, who currently serves as the president's distinguished professor of earth and environmental science and professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, will present a lecture on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Vaughn Center Trustees Room on campus. The lecture, “A Fresh Look at the Chemistry Behind Acid Rain,” is free and open to the public.

As a researcher, Francisco has made many important contributions to the field of atmospheric chemistry. He was also appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science and served as president of the American Chemical Society.

Francisco will also give a technical chemistry lecture (“Is Today’s Education Good Enough for Tomorrow’s Challenges in the Chemical Enterprise?”) at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, in Room 104 of the Graduate and Health Studies Building on campus. Those interested in attending this lecture are welcome.

For more information, contact Christine Theodore, UT assistant professor of chemistry, at (813) 257-4000 or ctheodore@ut.edu.




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