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Duquesne Chemistry Professor to Serve on Research Council Board

Dr. Ralph A. Wheeler, professor and chair of chemistry and biochemistry at Duquesne University, has been elected to the 2014 governing board of directors for the Council of Chemical Research.

The nonprofit group works to improve chemical innovation through collaboration and advocacy. Newly elected board members will be recognized during the council's annual meeting, May 18-20, in Alexandria, Va.

Wheeler is one of three faculty members in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department who have been named Fellows of the American Chemical Society in recognition of their excellent scholarship and outstanding service to the profession.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.