October 23, 2003
Members of the Rollins community are invited to join President Bornstein as she places a stone honoring the late Donald Cram in the Walk of Fame. The 1941 Rollins graduate won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1987. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 29, at 5:30 p.m., outside Mills Memorial Hall.
The stone incorporates pieces of rock from Dr. Cram's hometown, Chester, Vermont, collected by Dr. Erich Blossey, D.J. and J.M. Cram Professor of Chemistry; Dr. David Kurtz, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics; and Charles Callahan, former director of Chapel music and composer-in-residence.
President Bornstein will be assisted by Dr. Blossey and Dr. Fred Wudl, Dean M. Willard Professor of Chemistry and Materials at UCLA, who studied with Dr. Cram at UCLA and later conducted research with him. Dr. Wudl will present a program on "Donald Cram and the Synthesis and Versatile Chemistry of Unnatural Products" on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the SunTrust Auditorium, located in Crummer Hall. The program will be followed by a reception in the SunTrust Auditorium lobby and will be open to the public.