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  • Professor Turro has been awarded the Arthur C. Cope award in Organic Chemistry for 2011. The award is given annually "to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of organic chemistry, the significance of which has become apparent within the five years preceding the year in which the award will be considered." The award will be presented at the meeting of the American Chemical Society at Anaheim during the period March 27-31.
  • First Class! Professor Turro has been honored as a member of the inaugural class of ACS Fellows for excellence in chemistry and service to society.
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  • Download a NSF Highlight regarding recent work on the photofunctionalization of soft (polymer) and hard substrates from the Turro and Koberstein groups. Download as .ppt
  • A New Edition of Modern Molecular Photochemistry of Organic Molecules is forthcoming. The text will be a primer for general reading.
  • Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences recently published an issue dedicated to Prof. Turro's accomplishments (Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2008, 7).
    For V. Ramamurthy's article, "Turro the researcher, mentor and teacher" (Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2008, 7, 1441-1443), click here.
  • A Symposium on H2@C60 will be held at the Columbia University Department of Chemistry on August 15, 2008. For symposium information, click here.
  • A Symposium on Newer Trends in Photochemistry honored the 70th birthday of Nicholas J. Turro. The symposium was held at the Columbia University Department of Chemistry on May 23–24, 2008. For symposium information and photos, click here.