R.T. Major Keynote Speaker Thomas J. Meyer Arey Distinguished Professor of Chemistry The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Randolph T. Major Lecture Series
The Randolph T. Major Symposium was started by an endowment from Merck and Company, Inc. in 1976 following the death of Randolph T. Major. Dr. Randolph Major, a research professor at the University of Connecticut from 1970 to 1976, played a significant role in the development of research programs at Merck.
Over the last 40 years, the R.T. Major Symposium has been a signature event in the Department of Chemistry. In addition to featuring topics of interest in the traditional areas of chemistry, it has a strong interdisciplinary component. We regard this event as an opportunity to celebrate our academic and research efforts, and we encourage participation from colleagues in other disciplines.