New Lectureship Honors Bob Parry

A man in a suit looks up from his notebook at the cameraDistinguished Professor Robert W. Parry was a giant in our profession. In his 60-year career, Bob taught thousands of undergrads and mentored over 60 Ph.D. students and postdocs. Together with Henry Eyring and Cheves Walling, Bob played a key role in the growth and development of chemistry at Utah.

To celebrate Bob’s life and career, the Department has endowed the Robert W. Parry Lectureship in Chemistry. The Parry Lectureship will invite eminent inorganic chemists to present their cutting edge research to our students and faculty at an annual event that honors Bob’s memory. Professor Harry Gray of Caltech will give the inaugural Robert W. Parry Lecture on April 12, 2016. Thank you to those who made the Parry Lectureship possible:

American Chemical Society

Peter Armentrout & Mary Ann White
University of Utah

Charles & Judy Atwood
University of Utah

John Bercaw
Caltech

William & Julie Breckenridge
University of Utah

Cynthia Burrows & Scott Anderson
University of Utah

Louis Centofanti

David Clemmer
Indiana University

Roger Clough

Alan Eastman
GreenFire Energy

Richard Eisenberg
University of Rochester

Richard & Chariya Ernst
University of Utah

John Fackler
Texas A&M University

Friends of Goji Kodama

Rolland Grabbe

Harry Gray
Caltech

Joel & Frances Harris
University of Utah

Frederick Hawthorne
University of Missouri

C. W. Heitsch

Narayan Hosmane
Northern Illinois University

Jaqueline Kiplinger
Los Alamos National Lab

Josef & Sara Michl
University of Colorado

Joel & Elaine Miller
University of Utah

Joseph & Karen Morse
Western Washington University

Robert Paine
University of New Mexico

Marjorie Parry

Ronald & Eileen Ragsdale
University of Utah

Thomas Richmond & Cynthia Squire
University of Utah

John Rosemergy

Jean'ne Shreeve
University of Idaho

John & Margaret Simons
University of Utah

Peter & Christine Stang
University of Utah

Henry White & Joyce Garcia
University of Utah