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Robert E. Connick
is a professor emeritus of chemistry
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at the University of California, Berkeley
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Connick studied Chemistry at Berkeley, receiving his B.S.
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in 1939 and his Ph.D.
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in 1942. He was a research associate on the Manhattan Project
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from 1943 - 1946, and has been a professor, chair of the chemistry department, dean of the College of Chemistry, Vice Chancellor, and Chair of the Academic Senate at both Berkeley and the entire University of California
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He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences
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He was a 1968 G.N. Lewis Lecturer and Awardee.
He is a two-time Guggenheim Fellow
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, in 1948 and 1958.