Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Records
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- 1966 - 2021
- Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Organization)
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In 1940, the Department of Chemistry moved from the McIver Memorial Building into a new Science Building that would eventually be renamed the Petty Science Building in honor of Mary Petty. At the time, however, chemistry was not a heavily elected degree since most women had few career opportunities in science. However, with the retirement of Schaefer, the Department began to take on a new direction with the hiring Walter Puterbaugh and ten other male faculty members. The Department began offering a Master's degree in 1967 and in 1968 was accredited by the American Chemical Society. Later, there was a push in the 1970s for a PhD degree but it never came to fruition. Sadly in 1981, Puterbaugh committed suicide. Harvey Herman filled the position as head of the Department until 1990 when he was seceded by Michael Farona.
The Department was renamed in 1999 the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. In 2003, the Department moved into a new science building, later named the Sullivan Science Building in honor of retiring Chancellor Patricia Sullivan. Currently, the Department offers a PhD in Medicinal Biochemistry and the Master of Science degree in Chemistry and the Master of Science degree in Biochemistry.
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The records of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry contain announcements, annual reports, brochures, manuals, newsletters, and reports which document the activities of the Department from 1966-2004.
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