CU to host Chemistry Seminar by U of L Professor

March 8, 2010
For Immediate Release

By Ashley Zsedenyi, staff writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University will host a chemistry seminar Thursday, March 11, featuring Dr. Rick Higashi, associate professor of chemistry and director of mass spectrometry development for the Center for Regulatory and Environmental Analytical Metabolomics (CREAM) at the University of Louisville, discussing “Dalton’s Muse: Lies of the Periodic Table.”

The seminar will be at 5:05 p.m. in room 402 of Carter Hall, located at 112 University Drive, Campbellsville.

The event is free and open to the public.

Higashi earned his doctorate of environmental chemistry from the University of California, Davis in 1987, bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Hawaii in 1977 and has done post-doctoral work in environmental and analytical biochemistry at the Bodega Marine Laboratory at UC Davis.

Higashi has served on a number of National Science Foundation (NSF) review panels, served as a technical advisor to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and been an author on at least 57 peer-reviewed publications.

Research in Higashi’s laboratory includes such diverse fields as cancer metabolism, neurological disease biochemistry, environmental [bio]chemistry and biodefense subjects

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.