Chemistry Catalyst 2018: RSVP and Volunteer now

The annual Chemistry Catalyst, scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, Minnehaha Falls Pavilion, 4825 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, is open to all chemistry personnel, including graduate students, undergraduate researchers, visiting researchers, post-doctoral researchers, staff, and faculty. Families are welcome. There will be a program at 2 p.m.

  • Catered picnic food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free options
  • Ice cream sundaes, scooped by chemistry volunteers
  • Games (please feel free to bring your own!)
  • Beer & wine available for purchase at Sea Salt on-site

Go to Chemistry Catalyst 2018 to RSVP and volunteer to help with the day.

First-year graduate student fellowship recipients are, back row from left, Tana O'Keefe, Cecilia Douma, Ryan Leighton, Emily Wilborn, Ryan "Hunter" Wilson (College of Science & Engineering Fellowship), Huakun Hu, Steven Butler, and Margaret Clapham; front
First-year graduate student fellowship recipients are, back row from left, Tana O'Keefe, Cecilia Douma, Ryan Leighton, Emily Wilborn, Ryan "Hunter" Wilson (College of Science & Engineering Fellowship), Huakun Hu, Steven Butler, and Margaret Clapham; front row from left, Casey Selle Charging (Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship), Janaya Sachs, Shelby McGuire, Madeline Zumbach, Mckenna Hanson, Nicholas Garcia (DOVE), Yevedzo Chipangura (3M Fellowship), Connor Frye, Ellen Monzo (3M Fellowship), and Eliza Herrera (DOVE).

Finance & Payroll Office: American Chemical Society travel information

For the American Chemical Society meeting recently held in Boston, the meal per diem is $69. The first and last day of travel are limited to 75% of that amount, which is $51.75. Receipts are not required for meals while in travel status. If you shared a hotel room or have other questions about your travel reimbursement, please stop down and speak with the helpful folks in the Chemistry Finance and Payroll Office.

Seeking tenure-track or tenured faculty

The Department of Chemistry seeks to fill two or more tenure-track or tenured faculty positions beginning, July 1, 2019, or later. Review of applications begins, Oct. 1, 2018. Help spread the word.

Scientists at the Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair runs, Thursday, Aug. 23, through Monday, Sept. 3. This year, the College of Science and Engineering will have its largest presence ever with more than 25 exhibitors, including student groups, departments, and research centers, in the University of Minnesota building and beyond. For a full listing of CSE exhibitors, visit: z.umn.edu/csestatefair2018.

New faculty workshop

Applications are now open for the American Chemical Society's final 2018 New Faculty Workshop, November 9-10, 2018, in Little Rock, Arkansas. This compressed 1.5-day workshop will focus on how to develop and implement active learning techniques in the classroom. The interactive workshop provides faculty with a variety of active learning strategies, and culminates in participants giving a short lesson to their peers. The workshop is designed for new chemistry faculty in their first, second, or third year of appointment. Applications closed on Friday, Sept. 14.

Department of Chemistry Seminars

Name Where from Time/Date/Place Title/Abstract
Professor
Steven Kass
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota
9:45 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 6
331 Smith
Hall

The Power of Hydrogen Bonds: BrØnsted Acids and Hydrogen Bond Catalysts

Professor
Ian Tonks
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota
9:45 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
331 Smith
Hall

Ti-catalyzed nitrene transfer reactions: harnessing the TiII/TiIV redox couple for new transformations

Dow Lecture Series
Professor
Liviu
Mirica
Department of Chemistry
Washington
University in St. Louis
9:45 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 13
331 Smith
Hall

The organometallic reactivity of high-valent Pd and Ni complexes

Additional seminar opportunities

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Colloquium, 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 3-230 Keller Hall: Professor Comert Kural from the Department of Physics at Ohio State University, "Mechanoregulation of clathrin-mediated endocytosis in cells and tissues"

Contact

    • Communications
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    • Eileen Harvala, Communications Coordinator
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