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World-renowned chemist to give lecture at USD

VERMILLION (AP) -- A world-renowned chemist will give the annual Haines lecture at the University of South Dakota today. Omar M. Yaghi, professor of chemistry at the University of California-Berkeley, will talk about porous crystals for clean energy. He is also director for the molecular foundry at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Yaghi works on the synthesis, structure and properties of inorganic compounds and the design and construction of new crystalline materials.

The Haines lecture is sponsored by the USD Chemistry Department. The annual lecture was established in 1956 in honor of Arthur Lee Haines, a longtime member of the Chemistry Department.