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Dr. Arvin Cruz has joined the Chemistry Department as an instructor.  He will be teaching organic chemistry courses as an interim replacement for Dr. Shah.  Dr. Cruz obtained his Ph.D. from Wichita State University.

After a number of years being led by non-chemists, the Chemistry Department now has a chemistry professor as Chair.  Dr. Khamis Siam has been appointed to the Chair position starting in August 2010.

Dr. Bipin Shah has left the PSU Chemistry Department after a productive three years as Assistant Professor.  He has taken an industrial research position at Dart Container Corp. in Mason, Michigan.

The Chemistry Department was saddened to learn of the death of Dr. James L. Pauley on August 11, 2010.  Dr. Pauley was a physical chemist in the Chemistry Department from 1954 until his retirement in 1989.

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