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Upcoming Department Seminars

Speaker From Where Date/Time/Place Title/Abstract

Albert J. Moscowitz Memorial Lecture

Professor Veronique Van Speybroeck

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

Ghent University

9:45 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 5
331 Smith Hall

"Unraveling complex chemical and physical transformations in nanoporous materials at operating conditions

Dow Lecture Series

Professor Erik Grumstrup

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Montana State University

Seminar: 9:45 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 7
331 Smith Hall

Open Forum
4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 7
Kate and Michael Bárány Conference Room (117/119 Smith Hall)

Seminar: "Chemical- and Structure-correlated Charge Carrier Transport in Disordered Materials

Open Forum: “Life as a Minnesota Alum

In the News: 2019 ACS National Award winners

Professor Donald Truhlar

Vignettes highlighting the recipients of national awards administered by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for 2019, including Regents Professor Donald G. Truhlar who received the ACS Award in Theoretical Chemistry, was published in the Jan. 21 edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN). Truhlar will be honored at the spring ACS national meeting in Orlando, Florida, March 31–April 4. Read our story, published in September 2019

Spring 2019 CSE Career Fair

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
Noon-6 p.m.

3M Arena at Mariucci

The career fair is open to actively enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Science and Engineering as well as CSE alumni who have graduated in the past three years. There is no charge for students and alumni to attend. Employers attending the Career Fair include many top national and regional companies such as Cargill, Dell, Epic, Honeywell, Land O'Lakes, Optum, Samsung, Target, Xcel Energy, and many others. To see a full list, visit the CSE Career Fair website employer listing

For more information about the spring 2019 CSE Career Fair, including prep workshops, instructions on downloading the CSE Career Fair app, and resources for students, visit cse.umn.edu/careerfair.

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Memories of Home Potluck

Join us for a potluck to celebrate the diverse backgrounds and experiences of the members of our department. You are welcome to bring a dish to share that reminds you of home. We hope to have a large collection of things for everyone to try. Please sign up to bring an appetizer, main dish, beverage, or dessert. This can be anything that you think of as “comforting” and doesn't have to be homemade. Did you grow up eating oreo cookies or drink fruit punch? Bring those.

We will also provide some food. Even if you aren’t able to bring something, please come. We will also provide additional beverages, plates and silverware.

All members of the Chemistry community are welcome – undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral associates, staff, and faculty. Join us!

RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 6. 

A Major Event

A major event (for chemists), 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, Smith Hall lobby: Majors are invited to come and talk with chemistry faculty and others in the undergraduate program. 

Safety Note

Uncontrolled water leaks inside the building is a problem for labs and offices alike. Review the lab water guidance document for tips to prevent floods and limit their damage at https://z.umn.edu/labwater

Employment/Research opportunities

Immunogen: analytical scientist (pharmaceutics)

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


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