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Oct. 24, 2001
OSWEGO -- Dr. Augustine Silveira Jr., emeritus distinguished teaching professor of chemistry at SUNY Oswego, was appointed as the 2001 Jules Roth Visiting Scholar by SUNY College at Purchase. He succeeds Jerry Meinwald, distinguished chemistry professor of Cornell University, who was the 2000 Jules Roth Visiting Scholar.
During the week of Oct. 8, Silveira gave the plenary address of this year's Distinguished Natural Science Lecture Series at a symposium sponsored by Pfizer, Friends of the Natural Sciences and the Division of Natural Sciences at SUNY Purchase. He spoke in the area of organonitrogen chemistry, centering on the "Utilization of Pyrazolones and Isoxalones in Synthesis," an area of research done by many Oswego chemistry students under his direction. He also spoke of "Project-oriented Laboratories -- Trends in the New Millennium."
In addition, he gave lectures to SUNY Purchase students in the organic chemistry classes and science general education classes on "The Depletion of the Ozone Layer" and "The Effects of Global Warming."
He also spoke to SUNY Purchase CSTEP students about "Careers in the Natural Sciences."
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