Chemist heads back to her roots

Chemist Marye Anne Fox has announced her retirement after seven years from the role of chancellor of the University of California, San Diego, and a return to her physical organic roots in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry where she will conduct research and teach. In an open letter to the UC San Diego community, Fox described several achievements from her tenure, including completion of a $1 billion capital campaign and initiation of $3.5 billion in capital improvements. Fox is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and was named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2010.