Nobel medal on display

The Nobel medal for chemistry, shown bottom centre in the cabinet, won by U of S graduate Henry Taube in 1983 attracted a great deal of attention Sept. 20 when it was on display, along with numerous other prizes, in a special exhibit to mark the Department of Chemistry's 100th anniversary.

By Colleen MacPherson

Taube earned a BSc in 1935 and a MSc in 1937 at the U of S before moving on to a successful teaching and research career at Cornell University, the University of Chicago and Stanford University, where he remained until his death in 2005 at the age of 89. He is the only U of S graduate to win the Nobel.

Set up in the University Library, the exhibit included photographs, correspondence and memorabilia related to Taube's career and achievements that were donated to the U of S in 2011.