August 17, 2018
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An article on the Department of Chemistry's ongoing work to address stress and mental health in graduate school has been published as an ASAP article in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Chemical Education. The article, "Stress and Mental Health in Graduate School: How Student Empowerment Creates Lasting Change," was written by alumnae Maral P. S. Mousavi, Ph.D., Zahra Sohrabpour, Ph.D., and Amanda Stemig-Vindedahl, Ph.D., graduate student Evan L. Anderson, David Golden, Gary Christenson and Karen Lust from the University of Minnesota's Boynton Health, and Professor Philippe Bühlmann, director of Graduate Studies. The article describes an initiative that the Department of Chemistry started in 2012 to support the mental health of graduate students, including the creation of a the student-driven Community of Chemistry Graduate Students.
The annual Chemistry Catalyst at the Minnehaha Falls pavilion is open to all chemistry personnel, including graduate students, undergraduate researchers, visiting researchers, post-doctoral researchers, staff, and faculty. Families are welcome. Please RSVP and volunteer.
CCGS Group Bicycle Ride
Join a group bike ride, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, leaving from the northwest corner of Kolthoff near the bicycle storage lockers. The halfway point is the Depot Coffee House in Hopkins. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Melbourne: senior lecturer in analytical or environmental chemistry/sior lecturer in theoretical or computational chemistry (two positions available).
Additional information about this and other positions is available in the white jobs book located in 139 Smith Hall.
Students attending the fall National ACS Meeting in Boston might want to attend the Developing Graduate Student Leadership Skills in Laboratory Safety workshop, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. Participants will be awarded a certificate that can be noted on their resume. Registration: $25. Contact email@example.com for information.
Joint Safety Team annual safety event
The Joint Safety Team's annual safety event, Wednesday, Aug. 15, covered three safety issues encountered in the laboratory—toxicity, flammability, and reactivity. The event also featured information and tips from Ecolab and Sherwin-Williams.