January 30, 2009

The Moses Passer Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is pleased and proud to announce the establishment of the Moses Passer Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry. The endowed fellowship fund was established by Mrs. Dorothy Rosenberg-Passer in January 2009 in memory of her husband, Dr. Moses Passer, who received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Rochester in 1945 and his Doctorate in Organic Chemistry from Cornell in 1948. After a distinguished career as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Dr. Passer became an executive at the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C., and served as Director of Education at the ACS for more than two decades. The Moses Passer Graduate Fellowship will be awarded annually by the Chemistry Graduate Studies Committee to a deserving doctoral student on the basis of his/her academic scholarship.

Through the generosity of Dorothy Rosenberg-Passer, the Moses Passer Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry is the latest in a series of fellowships offered to support meritorious graduate students. Other endowed graduate opportunities include the DeRight, Weissberger, Lattimore, Sherman-Clark, and Ewart fellowships offered by the Chemistry Department and the Hooker, Messersmith and Sproull, Provost, and University Fellowships offered by the University of Rochester.