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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: Twitter: Dereklowe

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August 19, 2009

Time to Sing the Alma Mater

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Many of you may have looked at the short bio on the left-hand side of the site and wondered where the heck Hendrix College is. To my surprise, I opened up the New York Times today and found this article, which is surely the most coverage the school has ever received from them. (No science or chemistry connection in the article, though).

Last year I saluted Warfield Teague, my now-retired inorganic chem professor there, and I've mentioned the school's (in)famous organic professor, Tom Goodwin, several times (most recently here).

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1. Anonymous on August 19, 2009 5:42 PM writes...

my adviser who preceded you from Hendrix to Dook, always said it was half way between Toad Suck and Pickles Gap

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2. Philip on August 19, 2009 10:05 PM writes...

We went with our daughter to one of those "Colleges that Change Lives" events in downtown Durham NC tonight. About 40 colleges that are part of that program had tables set up to talk with prospective students. Laura Martin, the director of admission at Hendrix, was tending a table and answering questions. I mentioned that I saw an article on Hendrix in the NY Times today. She was pleased to hear that and mentioned that she was quoted in the article. I told her how I came upon the article. Small world.

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3. Carmen on August 20, 2009 11:29 AM writes...

I was a tour guide at my small liberal arts college, about the size of Hendrix. (Folks might be familiar with my alma mater because it's the site of the annual summer Residential School on Medicinal Chemistry). Most of the real questions got asked at the end of the tour, so walking backwards was a moot point. Students wanted to ask questions out of parents' earshot, sometimes even if the subject matter was pretty tame.

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4. Ralos on August 20, 2009 12:12 PM writes...

I was privledged to meet Tom Goodwin at a few conferences in the past. And I have to say, Tom is a great guy and a fantastic chemist... gotta love Tom's sense of humor.

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5. on August 20, 2009 12:51 PM writes...

Having just participated in such tours last fall with my son, I do have to say I enjoyed saying on the t-shirts worn by the backwards-walking guides at Minnesota: "I know the campus backwards and forwards."

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6. Former Warrior on August 20, 2009 4:52 PM writes...

Go Warriors!

Teague and Goodwin (as well as the rest of the chemistry department) rock!

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