Chemistry Professor to Discuss Research at Faires Faculty Forum

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dr. Larry Miller, Westminster College assistant professor of chemistry, will present "Enzyme Activity: The Life of a Biochemist" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Miller will describe the results of his research related to drug design over the last three years and will explain the process of biochemistry scholarship from collaborative laboratory work to publication.

Miller, who has been with Westminster since 2008, earned undergraduate degrees from Case Western Reserve University and Ph.D. from Purdue University.

Faculty Forum was established in 1990 by Dr. Barbara Faires, Westminster professor of mathematics emerita, during her term as Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Faculty members from all disciplines volunteer to present lectures on their current research, artistic productions, and/or scholarship of teaching and learning.  Each forum presents new ideas with innovative lecture techniques.

Contact Miller at (724) 946-7294 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.


Dr. Larry Miller