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    August 31, 2018

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

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

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

Dow Lecture Series Professor Liviu Mirica Department of Chemistry
University in St. Louis

9:45 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 13
331 Smith

Open Forum
4:30 p.m.
Kate & Michael Barany Conference Room (117/119 Smith Hall

The organometallic reactivity of high-valent Pd and Ni complexes

Open Forum: Work-life balance in graduate school

Hannah Leopold selected for teaching and learning cohort program

Hannah Leopold, a teaching specialist for the Department of Chemistry, is one of nine faculty from across the university's entire system selected for the 2018-19 Internationalizing Teaching and Learning (ITL) Faculty Cohort Program. The ITL program engages faculty in professional development aimed at internationalizing the curriculum. The program is sponsored in partnership with the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, the Center for Educational Innovation, International Student & Scholar Services, and OIT-Academic Technology.

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.

SciMentors planning event, Friday, Sept. 7

The SciMentors student group is hosting a planning meeting for the fall 2018 semester, 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 193 Kolthoff Hall. All students, undergraduate and graduate, and post-doctoral associates are welcome.

Community of Chemistry Graduate Students events

PAWS: The fall semester is starting, and the Community of Chemistry Graduate Students (CCGS) is having a PAWS (pet away worries and stresses) event, noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept, 4, Kate & Michael Barany Conference Room, 117/119 Smith Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lunch Hour: The Community of Chemistry Graduate Students is hosting a lunch hour (formerly coffee hour) from 11:40 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, Kate & Michael Barany Conference Room, 117/119 Smith Hall. Please bring your lunch and get to know others in the department. Coffee/tea and light snacks will be provided. Everyone in the department—faculty, staff, chemistry undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral scholars—is welcome to attend.  

Writing Enhanced Curriculum workshop

The Department of Chemistry is hosting a workshop, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 114 Bruinicks Hall, to learn and review best grading practices as defined by its current Writing Enhanced Curriculum (WEC) plan. Incoming Teaching Assistants are strongly encouraged to attend. Experienced Teaching Assistant are welcome to join. Learn how to be effective evaluators of student writing, provide useful feedback to students, and become familiar with the departmental expectations for student writing abilities. Sign up

College of Science & Engineering seeks mentors and mentees

The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Mentor Program aims to give students insight and guidance into what comes after graduation by matching industry professionals with current CSE sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Working one-on-one with students just a few hours per month, mentors help their students prepare for the transition from college life to the workplace as well as build coaching, communication, and leadership skills. Register now to be a 2018-19 mentor by going to cse.umn.edu/mentor. Deadline: Monday, Sept. 24.

Students: Explore your future career with an industry professional in the CSE Mentor Program. Register at cse.umn.edu/mentor.

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

PDF of fall pharmaceutical seminars attached

Employment/Research Opportunities

  • Macalester College: visiting assistant professor of chemistry. Evaluation of applicants begins, Friday, Sept. 7.
  • University of Michigan: tenure-track chemistry or biochemistry position. Review of applications begins, Monday, Oct. 1.
  • Dartmouth College: tenured associate or full professor in computational physical chemistry. Review of applications begins, Monday, Oct. 15.
  • Oregon University: tenure-track assistant professor in chemistry (two positions). Apply by Thursday, Nov. 15.
  • University of Iowa: tenure-track assistant or associate professor (two positions – one in physical chemistry and one in organic chemistry). Review of applications begins Monday, Oct. 1.
  • University of Iowa: tenure-track assistant professor in chemistry (radiochemistry). Application review begins, Monday, Oct. 15.
  • University of Iowa: lecturer in chemistry (instructional track). Review of applications begins, Thursday, Nov. 1.
  • University of Illinois at Chicago: tenure-track assistant professor in inorganic chemistry. Application deadline, Monday, Oct. 15.
  • Colorado School of Mines: tenured or tenure-track chemistry faculty position. Review of applications begins, Monday, Sept. 24.
  • Eastern Illinois University: tenure-track chemistry or biochemistry assistant professor positions (one to two positions Available). Application review begins, Friday, Sept. 21.

Information about these and other employment/research opportunities is available in the white jobs book located in 139 Smith Hall.


Wishing Susan Wrayge all the best

This week, staff, students, faculty, and retirees gathered to wish Susan Wrayge well on her retirement. Susan is a long-time employee at the university and in the department. She worked with many faculty members over the years, and recently was responsible for coordinating the logistics for the department's seminars.

Chemistry Catalyst 2018

About 260 department staff, faculty, and students attended this year's Chemistry Catalyst at Minnehaha Falls, Thursday, Aug. 30. It was a beautiful day to greet new students, faculty and researchers, play games, and enjoy great food and wonderful ice cream.

Susan Wragye's retirement cake
Susan Wragye greeting some of her guests at her retirement party
Susan Wrayge cutting her cake

Chemistry Catalyst 2018

Photo of chemistry people enjoying the food at Chemistry Catalyst 2018
Students enjoying the giant jenga games
New faculty member Nick Race enjoys his first Chemistry Catalyst 2018
First-year Yoon-Jung Jang enjoys the food at Chemistry Catalyst 2018
Professor Andreas Stein prepares to serve up ice cream at Chemistry Catalyst 2018
Chemistry Catalyst attendees line up for ice cream at Chemistry Catalyst 2018

Fall pharmaceutical seminars


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