Department of Chemistry Receives $12,000 Anonymous Pledge 

An anonymous benefactor has given $12,000 to recognize the contributions of Anthony J. Arduengo III, Saxon Professor of Chemistry in the College, and to promote academic excellence in the Department of Chemistry.

The gift will be used to establish and support a visiting lecture series that addresses a topic of relevance and importance to the area of physical organic chemistry. The intent of the lectures is to recognize contributions in these areas at UA. The Arduengo lectures will be held at least every other year. The donor’s goal is to support the expense of hosting multiple speakers in a mini-symposium format in a targeted chemistry area.